Cycling For a Better You

The event took place on September 23rd 2018 and gathered in total more than 400 people participating in the event, as well as volunteers, spectators and law enforcements.
The event was structured so that all the participants would enjoy it no matter of the age or skills in riding a bicycle. For this we prepared 3 routes on the forest roads of the Fantanele Forest District near Bacau:
- Symbolic race: 45 km, 906 m level difference, average difficulty route dedicated to experienced cyclists;
- Symbolic race: 24 km, 360 m level difference, easy difficulty dedicated to amateurs
- Themed promenade route: 6 km and 220m level difference dedicated to children and families who wanted to have a relaxed cycling route. This route was also prepared for people with disabilities in wheelchairs who attended the event and for hikers.

For this event participants had the possibility to register online or to register on the spot in the day of the event.
At the start of the two symbolic races (45km and 24km) there were 207 participants and for 42 participants for the promenade route, out of which 6 were in the wheelchairs.
To help with organizing the whole event we had a number of 77 volunteers, who were stationed in the key points of the routes to offer assistance, food and water for the participants. Aside the volunteers we had the support of the Red Cross volunteers and the Bacau County Mountain Rescue Unit.  For the whole day we had the support of the Police, Gendarmerie and Firefighters units and rented ambulance with medic and crew.
At the end all the participants received a participation medal engraved with the name of the event and MEW project and the winners of the two races received symbolic prizes consisting of promotional material of the project


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