The opening of the Ventspils summer tourism and cycling season is coming soon!

30.04.2018 - 13:01
The Ventspils summer tourism and cycling season will be traditionally opened with a splendid cycle ride at the Ventspils Adventure Park on Saturday, May 12, at 11:00 AM.
The opening of the Ventspils summer tourism  and cycling season is coming soon!

The Ventspils summer tourism and cycling season will be traditionally opened with a splendid cycle ride at the Ventspils Adventure Park on Saturday, May 12, at 11:00 AM. The slogan of the cycle ride is "Ride into the Summer 2018". The start of the ride for children up to seven years of age at 2.1 km distance is planned for 10:15 AM.
Based on the slogan, the participants of the ride are asked to think up the attractive image of their bicycle and outfit. As usual, the riders with the most interesting image will receive special prizes! In total, participants will be awarded in six categories. The cycle ride will take place on two courses: 2.1 kilometres long children's distance and 8.6 kilometres long distance. The children distance (2.1 kilometres) - start at the Adventure Park - Saules Street - Pionieru Street - Ganību Street - Krustkalnu Street - finish at the Adventure Park. The long distance (8.6 kilometres) - start at the Adventure Park - Saules Street - Lielais prospekts - Kroņu Street - Loču Street - K.Valdemāra Street - Ostas Street - Prāmju Street - Kuldīgas Street - Ganību Street - Krustkalnu Street - finish at the Ventspils Adventure Park. At the gathering place by the main entrance of the Adventure Park, the little cyclists will be cheered up by joyful children's music and greeted by the characters - Little Bee, Lady Bug and Calves. There is no need to register in advance for the cycle ride. At the finish area, all participants will receive a certificate and a sticker, and also a special coupon for the draw with a bicycle as the main prize, but the participants of the Children's ride will receive a special coupon to enjoy one of the amusements at the Adventure Park free of charge. A separate prize - appreciation - will go to the groups of more than thirty participants and the schools with more than one hundred participants. Participants of the Children's cycle ride will receive special coupons to enjoy one of the amusements at the Adventure Park free of charge. During the event, the Ventu banka will operate at the site. Pleasant atmosphere will be ensured by the percussion band of the Ventspils Secondary School of Music, mascots with various activities for children, Ventspils children's music bands "Mazā Prinča planētas" and "Cita planēta" and the band "Crazy Dolls". 
PROGRAMME: 
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM   Gathering of participants of the Children's ride 
10:15 AM Beginning of the Children's ride and the ride for the participants with special needs - 2.1 km  
10:30 AM Ending of the Children's ride
10:30 AM - 13:00 PM Activities in the adventure tent of the Tourism Information Centre 
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM   Gathering of participants of the cycle ride
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Concert for children 
10:40 AM - 13:00 AM  Activities for children 
10:40 AM - 10:55 AM Performance by the percussion band "Jēkabs Macpans and Friends" 
10:55 AM  Speech by the Chairman of the Ventspils City Council 
11:00 AM Beginning of the Cycle ride accompanied by the drum beat. Distance - 8.6 km. 
11:20 AM Issue of certificates and stickers. Power porridge tasting. 
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Music by the band "Crazy Dolls" 
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM  Opening of the new trampolines
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM  Awarding ceremony of the cycle ride nominations and a draw of the main prize 
 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM    Music by the band "Crazy Dolls" 
 Always remember - safety first!   We would like to remind you that all participants of the cycle ride must wear protective helmets, which in event of a fall will protect your head from massive injuries. No rider is ever protected from making incidental personal mistakes. It is better your helmet gets scratched and cracks than you get injured yourself! The law prescribes that wearing of a helmet is mandatory for the children up to 12 years of age.    

The event is organised as a part of the EU project "Events for Facilitating Health and Preventing Illnesses of the Local Society in Ventspils"!