Last Saturday (25th September), a bike ride was held in Dźwierzuty to celebrate the European Cooperation Day and the grand opening of a cycle path, nearly 23 km long, running along the old railway line that used to connect Szczytno with Biskupiec.
The event was attended by many officials, including Ms Sylwia Jaskulska, Member of the Board of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Region and Mr Jarosław Matłach, Starost of the Szczytno District and many other representatives of the local authorities.
The Poland-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 was represented by Ms Katarzyna Bartnik, Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) of the Programme and Mr Mateusz Ropiak, Project Manager at the JTS.
The event was organised in Dźwierzuty. The main attraction of the event was a bike ride on the cycle path, constructed as a part of the project ‘Development of cross-border tourism in Szczytno District and Svetlogorsk City District’, implemented within the Poland-Russia Programme 2014-2020. In addition, as part of the project, 10 viaducts were renovated and 2 bicycle service points were established in Dźwierzuty and Popowa Wola.
Due to the pandemic situation, each participant covered a specific distance on his own. Commemorative medals and promotional gadgets awaited the first 30 people who covered a distance of 10 km by 11:00 and properly documented it by using the proper application. After the bike ride, a family picnic was organised. During this part of the event, many attractions were provided, including animations for children, competitions with prizes, rescue demonstrations of the Volunteer Fire Department in Dźwierzuty and a bonfire.