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Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
Conservarea biodiversităţii şi dezvoltare comunitară în Transilvania

Transylvania Bike Trails Race, Viscri

Fundatia ADEPT celebrated the completion of 47 kilometres of bike-trails with a competition: Transylvania Bike Trails Race. The event was very successful in attracting hundreds of young enthusiasts to the area. See facebook page here.

This is all part of diversifying to build sustainability. Perhaps a shock for nature conservation purists – but these kind of events and facilities lead to vitality and viability of landscapes.


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Transylvania Bike Trails Race, Viscri 26 July 2014The event was supported by: High 5 (energy products), Fundatia Orange, NoMad, Help Net pharmacies, Merida, The Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme, European Outdoor Conservation Association, and Vaude specialist clothing company (Austria), plus media partners Free Rider, Dirt Bike and Radio son.

Over 270 competitors took part: 9 elite competitors (European-level competition-winner), 53 ladies, 43 men age 18-29, 118 men age 30-39, and 49 men aged over 40. Of these, over 240 finished, a very good finishing rate. Countries represented Romania, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Republic of Moldova, Hungary.

The 273 competitors lined at the Start line (see photo), where greetings of the village mayor were followed by a speech from the Norwegian Ambassador to Bucharest. And then it all started: one by one the bikers took off into the special race. The trails took them from forest to hills and then into fortified church yards where local products were available to provide them with energy.

Over 250 completed the race successfully and received a small reward: a miniature horse-shoe made by Istvan the village blacksmith plus the applause from the people in the audience. The award ceremony, for winners in each category, then took place. Again we used local craftsmanship: the trophies were traditional carved and coloured wooden poles made by Victor the village carpenter.

We also had activities for children as the European Nature Trust’s educational double-decker was parked near the Finish line and the doors were wide open for children of all ages to discover the wonders of the Transylvanian wildlife.

For more info see facebook page here.



26.07.2014

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