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Blidinje BIKE Festival with the support of the President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

July is a great month for being outdoors and promoting Bosnia and Herzegovina at the upcoming Bike Festival held in the Blidinje Nature Park, and she saw the significance of this event as well. the president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mrs. Lidija Bradar.

It is less known that the institution of the President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina also has an office in Mostar. Between regular activities and obligations, Office of the President of the Federation Lidija Bradara it is also used for numerous meetings with parties or citizens for whom Mostar is much closer than Sarajevo.

Visit to Mostar, the president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mrs. Lidija used Bradar to meet the organizers of the Blidinje BIKE Festival. In a pleasant environment, through conversation, Toni Zorić and Josip Barišić, the presidents of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented the significance, as well as the goal and mission of this open-air event, which gathers professional athletes, recreationists and entire families, and promotes the tourism potential of our country to the participants, who this year come from 20 countries of the world.

I was not previously familiar with this idea and the potential that comes from an organization like this. The guys from the association Herzegovina Bike, who are preparing a sports-tourist event in Blidinje, have great ideas. The event will include official international competitions, but will also promote the tourist and gastronomic potential of the mentioned BiH pearl of nature, all through one ever-growing form of tourism - active tourism. It is obvious that this is a team that has enormous experience in organizing these events and that has been working for years to popularize cycling and sports in general, and I am happy that they recognized me as a potential collaborator on the project and that they approached me for support", commented Lidija Bradara, president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Three days of events in the Blidinje Nature Park are focused on cycling, recreation in nature, educational workshops, entertainment and much more. Thousands of visitors are expected, and the highlight of the event will be the XCM Balkan Championship and the UCI Class 1 XCM Herzegovina MTB marathon, where professional cyclists from 20 countries will compete. In addition, there is an exciting program, which includes educational workshops and activities for the youngest cyclists on the track, family gatherings, an exhibition fair and lots of entertainment, which the organizers rounded off the weekend of the festival and brought that familiar feeling of fulfillment.

Blidinje BIKE Festival has just received a big wind at its back and we are simply overjoyed about it. First of all, we are happy that the president decided to receive us in order to present our project, efforts and efforts to position our country as a cycling destination. I have to admit that today I came to the meeting without too many expectations, simply to present our work, but the pleasant environment and openness of the president to support positive ideas pleasantly surprised me and we are happy that such an important person as the president of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina stands behind our idea and supports our work“, said Toni Zorićpresident of the HerzegovinaBike association.

This is a great indicator that we are doing a good job, and now we have an even bigger task to bring the organization of the event to a high level and give our country the promotion it deserves.", Zorić added.

Judging by the great interest in the early registrations for this year's edition, we have a superb event ahead of us. Both the recreational bicycle race on the 'Ajduka Trail and the professional XCM Herzegovina race arouse great interest among cyclists. All of this makes us very happy, and this kind of support gives us an additional wind behind us to bring competitors and visitors a top event“, said Josip Barišić, president of BK Mostar.

Blidinje BIKE Festival is traditionally held in the month of July, and this year is no exception. During the three days of the event, from Friday to Sunday, numerous visitors will have access to an exciting program, and through the exhibition fair, small local producers of domestic products will be presented, and Blidinje will be promoted as an outdoor destination.

You can find the entire event program and all the latest information related to the event on the official website Blidinje BIKE Festival website (link).

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