By Rey Anthony Chiu, PIA-Bohol| 10:05 PM March 26, 2021
Hundreds of bikers are expected to converge at the Tagbilaran City Plaza Rizal in front of the St. Joseph Cathedral Saturday at 6:00 to 7:00 pm in a gesture of support for the Earth Hour 2021, which calls for an hour or more (60+) of reprieve for Mother Earth by turning their home light’s off, ride their bikes instead and campaign for “Share the Road,” and “Bike Responsibly.”
Elsewhere in towns of Bohol where there are organized bike organizations, the same activities that are supportive of sustainable environment, health lifestyle and responsible use of the roads resound, or flicker.
On Earth Hour, we bikers and our families commit to turn our lights off, do some activities that lead to reduced use of power and gear up for a 36 kilometer night bike ride to bring our calls to households in Panglao and Dauis, shares Earth Hour night rides organizer and mountain biker Jude Ybas.
In the activity while starts off in front of the national Museum: old Bohol Capitol, bikers in bike helmets and blinkers start to pedal at 7:00 PM and head northwest along Carlos P Garcia Ave toward J.S. Torralba St, Turn left to old City Hall down to Butalid Causeway to Sonculan Dauis.
From there, the bike group proceeds to ride along Dauis-Panglao via Songculan Road to Tangnan, turn left at Tangnan to Lourdes Road, and follow the central route to Panglao until the Panglao Bohol Airport entrance.
Riders then take the airport road to Tawala and then head east to Lourdes-Libaong Brgy. road, exiting at the Panglao Dauis to Mayacabac Road, then to Borja Bridge then left to Venancio P. Inting Avenue, back to Tagbilaran City Plaza.
We are urging those who care for Mother Earth to join us in this advocacy: turn off non-essential lights for an hour, organize activities that does not use electric power and go for health lifestyle, organizers called to households in the bike route.
The organizers also shared that those who wish to ride should be strictly and properly geared, preferably with bright or neon colored jerseys, with bike helmets and lights.
Our policy even then is “No helmet no ride, no blinkers, no ride,” Ybas said.
Other than environment advocacy, Earth House 2021 also advocates for Biking Responsibly and Share the Road.
Ride-off is at 7:00 PM.