Organized by Istanbul's Kadıköy Municipality, the Bicycle Festival is set to kick off today.
The festival that invites all bicycle owners, also features film screenings, workshops and night tours around the city.
The second edition of the Bicycle Festival will continue until May 21, with its headquarters set up at Kalamış Park.
Using the motto, "Get out of your car and get on a bike," the festival aims to draw attention to the health benefits of cycling and urge drivers to recognize cyclists in traffic.
Another objective of the festival is to raise awareness to the alternative means of transportation that are available.