The roots of the Unity Ride go back as far as the First Free Republic of Latvia in 1930’s. It is certainly the oldest ride of its type in Europe which is open for both professional and average cyclists at the same time. The ride was first organized in 1936 and named the Latvian Cycling Unity Ride.
The start and finish of the Unity Ride have traditionally been held in Sigulda, on the first Sunday of September.
Today racers have an opportunity to choose between 3 distances:
Sports (100 km),
MTB (50 km)
Public distance (36 km),
Public distance usually gathers the largest number of participants – around 5000. The total number of participants amounts to about 6000.