Karantina, a neighborhood rarely associated with recreation and greenery, was chosen for a weeklong bicycle festival. (The Daily Star/Brooke Anderson)
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The industrial area of Karantina isn't typically associated with recreation and greenery, and that's exactly why it was chosen for a bicycle festival in Beirut.The Baskil Bicycle Festival, the first of its kind in Lebanon, kicked off Wednesday afternoon in the public garden of Karantina.A completely community-supported initiative that includes exhibitions, rides and workshops, the festival offers bicycles on loan from the sports shop Bicycle Generation, insurance sponsored by Commercial Insurance and the posters, done by the MENA Design Research Center, have been donated by the Danish Embassy.Tucked away behind the coastal highway, about midway between Beirut Port and the Dora roundabout and around the corner from the Sukleen waste center, the garden is at the heart of one of the least desirable areas of Beirut – better known for industrial pollution than greenery.
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