September 21, 2016 at 10.00 under the auspices of the Republic of Kazakhstan People's Assembly starts Veteran bike ride from Almaty to Astana along the route: “From the cradle of Independence - Almaty to the capital of the country of the Great Steppe – Astana” leading by 74-year-old athlete, sports society "Dynamo" veteran Lieutenant-Colonel NSC Abiltaya Shayhov.
Veterans of the NSC dedicate this event to the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
25 years ago, the Constitutional Law "On State Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan" was adopted. For the first time Kazakhstan de jure gained status of an independent state recognized by the international community. This year, our country carries out a set of events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of independent Kazakhstan. This epoch-making event - the result of aspirations and hopes of many generations of our people come true.
A major role in the development of independent Kazakhstan has played the work of all Kazakhstani people, many of whom today are pensioners and veterans of their fields, including veterans of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In order to draw public attention to the role of labor veterans in the formation of independent Kazakhstan, promoting by example the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle, the veterans want to attract the younger generation of Kazakhstan to the regular physical education and sports.
Veteran cycling mileage run is organized by the Council of Veterans of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan. Veterans also supported the initiative: RSU «Kogamdyk kelesim» Board of Veterans, MIA Almaty Veterans Council and the Central Council of FSO "Dynamo", AGBOF "Peace Fund of Kazakhstan."
Bike Ride Route Almaty - Astana length is 1225 km, and marathon will run through four regions - Almaty, Zhambyl, Karaganda and Akmola. Veteran cycling will drive in 20 Kazakhstan settlements.