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Eight years ago, ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev headed the first-ever ITMO bike ride, which has become a beloved tradition of all members of ITMO.Family. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, ITMO students, graduates, and staff gather at one of St. Petersburg’s parks to ride side by side with the Rector, meet new friends, and, of course, take a group photo. ITMO.NEWS talked to some of the participants of the 14th bike ride to learn what they think about the initiative and how often they ride bikes.
This Wednesday, ITMO students and staff gathered at the Krestovsky Ostrov metro station for a traditional bike ride with ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. The relentless downpour and strong wind, which had been spoiling the mood of the city’s residents all day, did not scare the cyclists away. Among those who were not intimidated by the bad weather was also an ITMO.NEWS journalist, who joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
On Tuesday evening, dozens of ITMO University students and staff met for a traditional bike ride with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. An ITMO.NEWS journalist also joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
It seems that rain does not scare fans of biking at ITMO University. Despite the dismal weather, dozens of students and staff members turned up for the biannual bike ride with the University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. Those who took part in the ride shared with us their favorite routes and impressions and explained why rain made this year’s event all the more special.
The 2019/20 academic year marks a landmark point in our University’s history as we celebrate ITMO’s 120th anniversary of founding. Students, staff, and friends of the University can expect a variety of exciting events – competitions, workshops, meetups, and more – throughout the year. In this article, we take a look at everything to look forward to in the 2019/20 academic year.
This Wednesday, students, staff, and friends of ITMO University took part in the 10th Bike Ride with ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. Traditionally held every spring and fall – the start and end of the biking season, – the event sees students, professors, researchers, and associates of the university ride together on a route past the picturesque locations of St. Petersburg’s Primorsky District: from the Victory Park, past the Zenit Arena stadium and Yakhtenny Bridge, and to the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Park. ITMO.NEWS spoke to some of the event’s long-time participants to learn about their favorite experiences, the role of biking in their everyday life, and their suggestions on making the ride even better.