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Navarino Bike Festival

With nearly a few days to go before the start of the first international mountain bike race in the Southwest Peloponnese, the organisers’ preparations are speeding up for hosting the amateur and professional cyclists at “Navarino Bike Festival”.From 11th to 13th October 2013, the three day event and the specially created course of the races will offer the opportunity to amateur cyclists of all ages, to race like pros. In addition, professional cyclists will participate in the race which is included in the calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI). “Navarino Bike Festival” will take place under the Auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports). Many leading and distinguished athletes will honour “Navarino Bike Festival” with their presence, among them: the Greek cyclist champion, Ioannis Tamouridis, (with many world & European distinctions), the Olympic champion and world fencing champion, Vassiliki Vougiouka, the world champion windsurfer, Gelly Skarlatou and one of the fastest windsurfers in the world, Nikos Vardalachos. The schedule of “Navarino Bike Festival” includes the “Open Race” for amateur cyclists, the “International Cross Country Race” for professional cyclists with “Red Bull’s “wings” Red Bull as well as a series of social and cultural events and activities throughout the Festival, which will highlight the Messinian history, traditions and culture.