With the great enthusiasm and willingness of the organizers, the meeting point was at 20:00 at Rafaela Municipality, with the ride finished around 21:00 at 25 de Mayo square. There, riders had a stretching class and prizes were drawn among the participants.
Sustainable mobility is one of the main points around which Rafaela Municipality, along with the Institute for Sustainable Development (IDSR), works. This kind of activities are thought to encourage more people to choose this means of transport for their rides, since the use of the bike allows: caring for the environment, reducing traffic congestion and contributing to healthcare, while enjoying outdoors and doing physical activity.
The director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, Maria Paz Caruso, remarked: “It’s an activity highly requested by neighbors and that shows in attendance and participation rates, every edition of the event”
Besides, she highlighted that “many neighbors reported to have bought their bikes and started using them for transportation thanks to the cycling event. We’re glad to learn that because it is the result of the work on the environment and sustainable mobility of the Municipality and the citizens.”
The mayor, Luis Castellano, participated of the circuit and pointed out: “We’d like to thank Tour Bike for joining us to the ride, Bici Peretti and Casa Delma for donating the prizes and in some way, all the neighbors who participated. We’ll continue working on proposals to promote a more sustainable city”,
“A considerable amount of people who came with their bikes, family, kids, grandfathers, the bikers. It’s a way to take advantage of more than 22 km of bike lane we had, of our public spaces and enjoying the city, which is what we expect the Rafaelino to do”, he added.
Translator: Sol Laurent