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Canadian man gives bike wedding for his Chinese bride

(People's Daily Online)    08:16, September 25, 2015
Canadian man gives bike wedding for his Chinese bride
Canadian man Karol surrounded with 88 bikes waits for his Chinese bride at the entrance of a community in Jiaozhou, Shandong province. (Iqilu.com/ Zhang Jingang)

88 bicycles, with ribbons and balloons tied to the handlebars, and flags tied to the saddles were especially eye-catching at the wedding ceremony for a newlywed international couple in Qingdao’s Jiaozhou, Shandong province recently.

Canadian man Karol, 31, is from Toronto, and he taught English in an international school in Beijing. The bride Wang Qifei, is a Chinese woman who teaches Erhu, a traditional Chinese musical instrument in Beijing after graduation from college. Both loving outdoor sports, they met with each other in a bike riding event to promote green transportation.

Karol’s father was a winner of the Tour de France and the bride’s younger brother is an enthusiast of bike riding, according to Wang Qifei. One day, Wang’s younger brother suggested holding a bike wedding for her sister in his bike riding group and he received many positive responses.

It is bike riding that attached them therefore Wang Qifei and Karol decided to use bikes instead of luxury cars as the wedding fleet. More importantly, it is a good way to promote the low carbon means of transportation and a memorable moment in their life, said Wang Qifei. 


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