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Motorcycle season 2017 closes in Minsk

7,000 bikers from 15 countries, including Belarus, Russia, the Baltic states, Western Europe and faraway Saudi Arabia, rode through the streets of Minsk.

The traditional closing of the season started at the Mound of Glory near Minsk. Closer to noon, the column reached the end point - the Palace of Sports. There, the top bikers showed their driving skills.

Igor Shunevich, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:
I believe that the motorcycle season 2017 went well. Of course, there were certain nuances associated with accidents. A certain number of bikers and motorcyclists, unfortunately, got into traffic accidents, but we see positive statistics on this issue. We believe that motorcyclists and bikers have become more disciplined and more respectful of the traffic rules.

The closing of the biker season lasted for the whole day. Ordinary Minskers, even without bikes, could also take part in the festivities.

The event program included a drift show, a rock concert and evening fireworks.

Motorcycle season 2017 closes in Minsk