The third annual "Sovev Tel Aviv" ("Round Tel Aviv" ) bicycle race attracted thousands of riders on Friday.
The event, which features three different routes, the shortest of which is 7 1/2 kilometers and the longest 42 kilometers, caused severe traffic disruptions, with roads, including the Ayalon freeway, closed intermittently from 5:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Parking bans on a number of Tel Aviv streets were also imposed for the duration of the race and bus services were affected.
The race ended at 1 P.M. and roads were gradually reopened. According to Channel 10 news, 35 people were injured, of them, seven were taken to hospital. One man suffered a heart attack while biking.