Saint Petersburg joins the Cycling for Libraries movement, which has been an international success over the last three years. The initiative has brought together librarians and library-lovers in a series of cycling unconferences that have attracted over 100 participants.
The one-day mini C4L tour is organized with the help of the local NGO Cycling St Petersburg. The tour will start in the seaside town of Zelenogorsk and will run along the scenic coastline of the Gulf of Finland. A number of local libraries will be visited on the way as well as the historic seaside resort of Komarovo, home to summer residences of many famous 20th century intellectuals, that was visited by poets Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky, composer Dmitri Shostakovich and linguist Dmitry Likhachov. The tour will end on the banks of the Sestroretsky Lake.
As part of the cultural programme, IFLAcampLab participants will be invited to visit museums and theatres and take part in a literary-themed walking tour of Saint Petersburg and a city-wide book exchange.
Bicycles will be provided free of charge to all IFLAcampLab participants.