Adevărații VeloPrieteni, Skirtbike and WWF Romania are organizing a cycling event on March 19th, starting 20.30, to mark Earth Hour. Participants meet starting 19.30 at Rondul Biciclistilor (The Cyclists’ Round), across the street from the Parliament Palace on the Natiunile Unite Boulevard.

The event is meant to last one hour on the route following Izvor Park, Unirii, Romana square, Victoriei square, Charles de Gaulle, Kiseleff Boulevard, Calea Victoriei and then back to Izvor.

Between 19.30 and 20.15, the first 270 registered participants will receive lighting bracelets for free. Registrations for the race can be made here.

On March 19, anyone, from individuals to institutions and companies are invited to switch off electricity between 20:30 and 21:30, local time. More than 7,000 cities from over 160 countries will take part in this global movement this year.

Over 40 cities in Romania joined the Earth Hour at previous editions and hundreds of thousands of Romanians switched off their lights on the last Saturday of March. At the same time, the Palace of the Parliament, the largest civil building in the world, also stayed in the dark for one hour during the Earth Hour movement.

This year, the event in Romania will be organized under the message Give nature some of your energy. Romanians celebrating the event are invited to turn off the lights and go outside for a walk in the park, a short run, or a bike ride, according to WWF Romania.

Photo source: Adevăraţii Veloprieteni România