German Embassy plans bike tour to Yule fiesta

The German Embassy is organizing a bicycle tour Sunday to mark the anniversary of Costa Rica’s decision to abolish the military. Participants can gather at 9 a.m. on the east side of Parque la Sabana near the statue of León Cortés.

Those arriving early will get a T-shirt.

The bike tour is through San José and Escazú, said the embassy.

Bike riders will have a chance to stop at the Weihnachtsmarkt/Feria Navideña Alemana that is being put on by the Cámara de Comercio and the Industria Costarricense Alemana at Plaza Tempo in Escazú. The plaza is on the Autopista Próspero Fernández in the vicinity of Hospital CIMA.

This is the second year that the bike tour has taken place. It is co-sponsored by ChepeCletas, which promotes the good use of the area’s open spaces.

The German ambassador, Ernst Martens, noted that there are 70 million bikes in Germany and 29 million in daily use as transportation.

He added that his country seeks to increase the use of bikes to reduce traffic.

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