The 15th edition of Dia de la Bici in Málaga takes place on September 24, It’s a perfect time to hold the competition with it marking the end of summer but also the end of the extreme heat too.
The competition is split into two distances – 12km and 5.5km, with part of the route shared between them.
Día del Bici forms part of the activities organised by Málaga City Council’s Área de Movilidad and is sponsored by El Corte Inglés, Hipercor and the Unicaja Foundation, with the special collaboration of Asisa and BMW Automotors.
The event is designed to appeal to people of all ages but also to promote the use of bicycles around the city – a healthy and non-polluting activity.
In attendance will be key members of the City Council and also 35 volunteers who will help guide the cyclists along the route. The Policia Local, Proteccion Civil and Cruz Roja will be around to help keep things (and people) running smoothly.
Activities begin at 10am, but gathering to start is at 9:30am.
The 12km route:
Depart from Paseo del Parque (opposite the town hall), Plaza de la Marina, Alameda Principal, Puente de Tetuán, Plaza del Poeta Manuel Alcántara, Glorieta de Albert Camus, Avenida de la Aurora, Conde del Guadalhorce, Plaza Cruz de Humilladero, Avenida Ortega y Gasset, Avenida María Zambrano, Avenida Doctor Manuel Domínguez, Glorita Profesor Rodríguez Carrión, Plaza Willy Brandt, Avenida Jorge Luis Borges, Plaza Pintor Sandro Boticelli, Plaza José Bergamín, Cómpeta, Avenida Obispo Ángel Herrera Oria, Hilera, Nazareno del Paso, Puente de Tetuán, Alameda Principal, Plaza de la Marina, Paseo del Parque (finish outside the town hall).
15 minutes later – the 5.5km route:
Departure from Bulevar Louis Pasteur (opposite the Facultad de Derecho), Glorita Profesor Rodríguez Carrión, Plaza Willy Brandt, Avenida Jorge Luis Borges, Plaza Pintor Sandro Boticelli, Plaza José Bergamín, Cómpeta, Avenida Obispo Ángel Herrera Oria, Hilera, Nazareno del Paso, Puente de Tetuán, Alameda Principal, Plaza de la Marina, Paseo del Parque ( finish outside the town hall).
Registration is open now in the sports department of El Corte Inglés and in Bahía Málaga – and will remain open until September 23 2017. Registration is free but you must be registered in order to participate.
Safety is paramount for this event. Helmets are recommended for adults and mandatory for children under 16. The organisers recommend cycling at a moderate speed and to follow the instructions of the organisers and their volunteers. Do not overtake the leading car.
The route itself will be closed to traffic from 7:30am until approximately 3pm (pending any delays).
Prizes will be awarded to cyclists with the most original bicycles and costumes. These will be decided and presented at 9:30am. In addition, various raffles and sweepstakes will be held after the event… with prizes donated by the event sponsors. To claim your prize, you must bring your registration certificate.