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Russia Organizes ‘Ladies on Bicycles’ Parade | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Participants in the 4th Lady on Bicycle annual parade in
Moscow’s Sokolniki Park.

Moscow’s beauty and vitality this summer have been enhanced with thousands of charming ladies who wandered in the capital’s streets on bicycles to participate in one of the most known summer activities “Ladies on Bicycles,” a parade during which women wear high-heeled shoes and ride bicycles.

To participate in this event, a lady should own a bicycle and wear a dress and high heels.

The event’s slogan is different each year, but elegance with beautiful dresses and shoes are a must.

These annual parades aim at proving that a lady always looks beautiful even when she rides a bicycle in the city center. This year, more than 500 Russian ladies embellished their bicycles and participated in the event. They were competing to show their beauty and their bicycles’ elegance. Flowers were the main subject of this parade and participants were eager to add a distinguished touch through their dresses and bicycles.

The parade was hosted by Sokolniki Park and concerned authorities were keen to cover its large areas with beautiful boards made of flowers.

The event also included musical shows and contests where participants competed on organizing flower bouquets. And finally, the champion of the parade was chosen as the most elegant, romantic, and beautiful lady.

Katia, one of the parade’s participants told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that all her counterparts deserved to be chosen as the champion of the event, which represents an additional chance to enjoy the summer season with more positive and warm feelings before the snowy winter.

Moscow’s fourth annual “Ladies on Bicycles” parade has become more attractive because it offers Russian women the opportunity to live a special day away from their daily routine.