The bikers included a member of parliament; renowned artist and humanitarian activist Dashni Morad; professional bikers; local and international community members; displaced Iraqis; and members of minority groups. Anyone who can ride a bike was invited to participate, and community members were also welcome as spectators.
“I have been advocating for a legislation in the parliament that will push the government to create biking lanes in the city. We need the government to get behind this because with the current infrastructure, it’s difficult to cycle in Erbil,” said Jalal Parishan, a member of parliament for the Kurdistan Regional Government.
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