Cycling Circle (03 126675, Facebook group: cyclingcircleLB) was founded by Karim Sokhn in 2011, to unite cycling enthusiasts and provide a platform from which to enjoy Lebanon by bike. “I set up Cycling Circle because there was a need for cyclists to come together. It’s a growing culture in Lebanon,” he says. The group doubles up as a social awareness movement, with the ambition that the humble bike can bring positive change. Their recent event, the Baskil Bicycle Festival, showed the potential of bicycles to alter the landscape of the city. Their weekly night rides around Beirut offer a different perspective to the city and the chance to join other likeminded cyclists. At the beginning of June, Cycling Circle will start 3-5 hour weekend cycling tours beyond Beirut, passing through areas such as Byblos, Batroun, Keserwan and Mount Lebanon. If you don’t have your own bike, Cycling Circle can arrange a rental.
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