The project involves a large number of participants and volunteers, and the target groups are recreational cyclists and passionate cyclists, and young people (pupils and students). The farewell of Mary and the team that will accompany him will be organized on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12 o’clock in in the center of the City of Crikvenica. You can find more information about the project at official website, and you can follow the news on Facebook. The goals of the project are marketing promotion of the cycling tourist offer (creation of new products in the pre and post season, “Bike & bed” standard, cycling events, “Bike share” system…) and general tourist offer, branding of Croatia as a desirable and interesting cycling tourist destination, education various target groups on the need to play sports, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and ecology, raising awareness of traffic safety, promoting the values represented by the European Union, raising awareness of the need to adjust the corridors of major national cycling routes and connecting with EuroVelo routes and environmental protection. The start date of the ride, the length of 2020 kilometers, and the year before 2020 are associated with Croatia’s presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2020 and the European Capital of Culture project “Rijeka 2020”, and marketing activities will draw attention to the values promoted and represented by the European union. “Croatia – a cycling paradise with Marija Zubčić with the support of Giant Croatia” is a national project of the former Croatian Mountain Bike national team member Marija Zubčić and the Crikvenica Cycling Club, and the AHA Association! and marketing agencies aha marketing doo, which promotes Croatia as a cycling tourist destination attractive to a growing number of tourists attracted by a specific form of soft adventure tourism, values promoted and represented by the European Union, nature conservation – ecology and healthy, active lifestyle and traffic safety. The ride starts on May 9, 2019 (Europe Day) and is set in the PPS period (preseason). It includes 9 stages that will connect 4 extreme geographical points of the Republic of Croatia by bicycle (south – Cape Oštra – Peninsula Prevlaka – west – Cape Lako near Bašanija – lighthouse Savudrija – north – Žabnik – part of Sveti Martin na Muri – east – Rađevac – part of Ilok) and visit all counties, 4 national and 5 nature parks to show the beauties and peculiarities of Croatia from a cycling perspective.