Agres – the best place to ride a bike! 

(Only if you ask me and no one else!)

With the rainy season finally coming to an end, we can finally go outside and enjoy the beautiful nature of Agres to its fullest.  And what better way to immerse oneself in the lush, heavenly greenery than exploring it with a bike. 

Now, many people might say that the almost vertical streets of Agres and its surroundings aren’t the BEST places for this kind of activity.  But I most definitely CANNOT resist!  And can you blame me?  On sunny days, a warm breeze and peaceful nature surround you wherever you go.  Far from being in the best physical shape that I can be, I find myself joining the brave souls that pedal to our little village and try to conquer its mountains.  Bit by bit, inch by inch, I push through, and when the going gets tough, I visualize my goal – the top of the hill!  And when I reach my goal… Ah, there is no better feeling.  The feeling that you did this crazy and challenging thing that many would consider equal to torture.  But if you ask me, there is no better way to enjoy life than testing your limits and, better yet, surpassing them.  I guess that’s just the hyperactive athlete in me talking.  But you know what they say: What doesn’t kill you makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with you.

Marija Marinovikj

My bike was given to me by an organization called “Velorecicla,” and I am happy that I found people who share my love of mountain biking in this small village.  By volunteering in their organization, I was shown how much I don’t know about bicycles, and I am happy to learn it all with the help of the kids that, compared to me, are pros at these things!

On the 8th of May, we celebrated the one-year birthday of Velorecicla, and, of course, the event was centered on riding our bikes.  I loved it!  We gathered at one of my favorite places in Agres – the train station and set out on a mini joy ride outside Agres.  Our first stop was a lovely house with a giant beautiful yard where we had breakfast and some coffee.  After our short break, we headed back to our village, where we had a lovely party joined with tasty paella and cold beer that brought us back to life on that sunny day.  I can’t say that I wished for more that day.

I would say that just being part of this event only made me want to go mountain biking even more!  So, here I am in this situation where I set out into the mountain almost every day and go crazy with my bike.  Ah, Agres, you have hypnotized me with your nature and nice weather!  I wonder what the result of all of this will be?  Well, I guess that I will find out soon enough!

Marija Marinkovikj

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