Bohol Earth Hour 2021 rides to Dauis-Panglao backroads

BE VISIBLE, BE PREDICTABLE. Bikers need to be wearing very visible jerseys to be seen by drivers and motorists. For March 27, Earth Hour organizers said when bikers do not follow traffic rules, then expect commotion, and accidents in the streets. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol FILE PHOTO)

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, March 26 (PIA) -- Hundreds of bikers are expected to converge at the Tagbilaran City Plaza Rizal in front of the St. Joseph Cathedral Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in a gesture of support for Earth Hour 2021 by riding their bikes 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, healthy lifestyle, and responsible use of the roads will be done. 

"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," said Earth Hour night rides organizer and mountain biker Jude Ybas.

The activity kicks off in front of the National Museum at the old Bohol Capitol, where bikers in bike helmets and blinkers start to pedal at 7:00 p.m. 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.

Organizers urged the public to join them in the advocacy by turning off non-essential lights for an hour, organize activities that does not use electric power, and go for health lifestyle. 

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". (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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