History of Garden Ring race

Race on Moscow Garden Ring was first held in 1920 as a competition for Moscow citizens, but very quickly gained popularity with participants from different cities and became one of the most interesting events in cycling sport.

In different years the race around the center of the Russian capital gathered over 1000 participants. To take part, participants had to go through tough selection.

To understand the level of importantce of the race one can refer to the names of judges, where one can find names of generals and marshals of USSR, such as Bogdanov, Budenny, Kashuba, Rotmistrow and others. The race was covered in detail in the «Red Sport» newspaper.

The winners of the race were famous Russian athletes: Nicolay Denisov, Pavel Mironov, Igor Ippolitov, Vasili Melnikov, Veniamin Bataen, Vsevolod Dairedjiev, olympics champion Victor Kapitonov, champions of the world and Russia — Guainan Saidhudjin, Anatoli Cherepovich, Rostislav Chizhicov, Evgeny Klevtsov, Fedor Tarachkov.

The race was not stopped even in the years of World War II, the best cyclists of USSR were riding around the Garden Ring demonstrating courage, strength of spirit, patriotism and love to their motherland.

Garden Rind race — is the most popupar road race in Moscow. It unifies amateur sportsmen from different cities, towns and even countries. The route lies in the historical city center and combines the thrill of the race and sightseeing.

This year National amateur and veteran cyclists association carries May race and the date is known:

19th of May 2019 - Moscow, Garden Ring.

Its not only an encouraging event supporting healthy lifestyle, but also a great opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and set a new personal record! Come and take part. Team participation is welcomed: invite your friends!