Copenhagen Hosts World Bike Race

The Danish capital never runs out of exciting events all year round. Whether it’s about sports, entertainment or cause oriented gatherings, the city has been a top choice for many years now.

Different types of race are not new in Copenhagen. This international city regularly hosts car races, bicycle races, motorcycle races, fun runs and marathons.

This month of September from the 19th to the 25th, Copenhagen will host the UCI Road Race World Championship. This bicycle race will see the world’s best cyclists competing for the world champion title. They will pass through the old streets of Copenhagen as well as the roads north of the city in Rudersdal.

The city will be practically car-free for three days and a giant street festival is also being planned. The H.C. Andersens Boulevard considered the city’s busiest street accommodating more than 60,000 cars every day will be closed to traffic from Monday until Wednesday. This will make way for the time trials for the UCI World Road Race Championship.

During these car-free days, local residents and tourists will get the chance to attend public parties around the city center. There will be free concerts organized by those behind the famous Roskilde Festival as well as other events that feature arts and food. Bike-related activities will also be in place and these include the bike theater, pimp your own bike, water biking, urban biking, BMX and the official Bike Parade.

Copenhagen was a top choice for this UCI Road Race World Championship. Being a city with a bicycle lifestyle, the UCI nominated the Danish capital as the bike city for the very first time. Did you know that half of all citizens in Copenhagen use their bikes daily? And just so you know, there are actually more bikes than inhabitants in this wonderful city.

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