Night Bike Rides are back in CDMX. The Mexico City government confirmed that after two years, the activity will return to the heart of the capital, and thousands of people are expected to attend.
The 40th edition of the Night Ride will take place on February 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The route will pass through some of the most emblematic points of the city: it will depart from Plaza Tlaxcoaque, will cross the Historic Center and Paseo de la Reforma, and will reach Fuente de Petróleos.
“Access to cyclists and pedestrians will also be enabled to a section of the National Museum of Anthropology and History, as well as the First Section of the Chapultepec Forest,” reported the Ministry of Mobility of the capital government.
The itinerary will have a total of 20 kilometers and the participants will be able to travel it by bicycle, rollerblades, skateboard, on foot, or with their pets.
This is the first night ride after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The last one was held on February 22, 2020, shortly before the health crisis began in the Republic, and had a capacity of 40,057 attendees.
From the Ministry of Mobility, they explained that by resuming this activity they hope to “promote the use of sustainable modes of transport and celebrate the Day of Love and Friendship”, which is officially commemorated on February 14.
Mexico City will remain yellow in the Epidemiological Alert Traffic Light for COVID-19, at least until next February 20. In addition, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health of the federal government, the capital is the third state with the highest number of active cases, only behind Colima and Baja California Sur.
For this reason, the capital government reported that during the Night Ride the use of masks will be mandatory, as well as the monitoring of sanitary measures.
“There will be antibacterial gel dispensers at various points along the route. In this sense, attendees are asked to continue wearing the mask throughout the route to avoid COVID-19 infections, ″ they indicated.