Sakarya Won the Bicycle Friendly City Title

Sakarya Won the Bicycle Friendly City Title
Sakarya Won the Bicycle Friendly City Title

The opening ceremony of the 2020 UCİ Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship was held with great enthusiasm. President Ekrem Yüce said, “We are opening the 2020 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, the world's most prestigious cycling organization. The most ambitious cyclists and teams in the world will compete here. In addition, Sakarya became the 12th city that deserved the title of "Bicycle Friendly City" owned by 13 cities in the world. "Good luck to our city."


The opening ceremony of the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship was held in Sunflower Bicycle Valley with great enthusiasm. Governor Çetin Oktay Pavement, Deputy Çiğdem Erdoğan Atabek, Chief Public Prosecutor Lütfi Dursun, Provincial Police Chief Fatih Kaya, SAU Rector Prof. Dr. Fatih Savaşan, SUBÜ Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Sarıbıyık, the World Mountain Bike Championships Officer Simon Burney, Turkey Cycling Federation President Erol Küçükbakırc and Vice President Berat Alphen, political party representatives, NGO representatives, journalists and attended by many citizens. A total of 2020 athletes from 30 countries will compete in the 104 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, which was opened with dance shows, BMX show, tightrope walker and video shows.

a first in Turkey

Delivering the opening speech of the ceremony Championship in Turkey Cycling Federation President Erol Küçükbakırc, "Today found last preparations. The world championship will be run after tomorrow. This will be the first in Turkey. It was destined to Sakarya. I have been drinking with sports for 50 years. Sakarya was the most beautiful organization I have ever seen. The facility has been completed and supports are given from every point of our country for active life. Everyone, especially our President, contributes to this. We have always supported such organizations and will do so. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed here. I thank everyone, ”he said.

Sakarya is another

President Ekrem Yüce, who started his words by greeting the guests who came to our city from all over the world, said, “Everything that mankind has dreamed of about paradise since the day it was created is present in our Sakarya. An enormous nature, almost every shade of green. Sea, lakes, mountains, plateaus, fertile plains, clean air. All of them are in our Sakarya. I recommend you to see it before leaving our city. You can be sure that Sakarya is worth seeing in these good times of autumn. Each of our guests said, "Welcome to our city."

World champions will compete in Bicycle Valley

Chairman Ekrem Yüce said, “Sunflower Bicycle Valley is a facility far ahead of the examples in the world. We are currently on the most modern and functional cycling track in the world. As of today, we are opening the 2020 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, which is the most prestigious cycling organization in the world, worthy of this facility. The most ambitious cyclists and teams in the world will compete here. Today we are with legends in the real sense. I hope we will organize our races tomorrow. We have been working hard for a long time. For the safety of our competitors, we checked our courses very tightly. We reorganized our facility to meet all the needs of our athletes and our guests ”.

Sakarya loves cycling

Supreme President, "which is to host the first bike championship held in Turkey, we are very happy. Because Sakarya is a city that loves cycling. Bicycle exists in many points of our lives. We go to school, work and shopping with our bicycles. You know, there is an international title called "World Bicycle Friendly City Title", which only 12 cities in the world have. We have completed all our criteria and our 12th city, Sakarya, which deserves the title of bicycle-friendly city in 13 cities in the world. Good luck to our city. In addition, our city will host the BMX World Championship to be held on May 15-16. First of all to our President Mr.Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Presidency SözcüI would like to express my gratitude to Mr. İbrahim Kalın and everyone who contributed to the championship organization, on behalf of the Sakarya ”.

There are 72 colors in Sakarya

Governor Çetin Oktay Pavement said, “Sakarya is a city of nature and culture. Above all, a city where amazing people live. A city of tolerance where people from all over the world come and mingle. We say there are 7 colors in the world, but there are 72 different colors in Sakarya. It is possible to see this in every aspect of life, from art to cuisine. Sakarya is a city with a vision and mission for the future. You are in a city that has the hospitality to welcome the whole world. You are in a city that hosts this beautiful event. It makes us proud that it is the 13th bike friendly city in the world. We will also be proud to host the competition that will take place in May. I congratulate our President who makes Sakarya proud, who works day and night with his team. We will complete the organization in the best way during this Pandemic process. I would like to thank everyone who participated, especially our President ”.


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