On April 28th, the “Eurasia Cycling Trip” took place in Istanbul. This is a parallel amateur event to the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, whose final stage was hosted in Istanbul on the same day.
Istanbul On Bike’s staff could not miss this unique event! The participants gathered in Yahya Kemal Park in Besiktas. Here thousands of people attended the transit of the professional race on Barbaros Avenue in a joyous atmosphere. The crowd cheered when the big group of cyclists passed quickly, followed by the teams’ cars.
Right after the transit of the professionals, the amateur race started. We headed to the Bosphorus Bridge and crossed it, stopping by for some quick pictures. Riding on the bridge was just amazing! The route then continued on the Asian side, passing by the Fenerbahce Stadium and end in Bostanci, on the scenic Marmara waterfront.
The event was a complete success! We’re looking forward to the next edition, no doubt we’ll be there!