On June 5, 2014, the world will be celebrating the World Environment Day. The US Embassy, Intel Vietnam, and the Saigon Times banded together to promote a greener HCMC by hosting a bike ride at the Crescent-Phu My Hung Area in District 7.
At 6:30 AM today, bikers convened to prepare for the 5 kilometer ride (I know it’s so short! But we all have to start somewhere!).Some 300 bicycles were made available to the attendees.
There was a short program at around 7 am under the sweltering heat of the sun but everyone was in good spirits.
I spotted Huy, owner of Vietnam Bike Tours who helped organized the event providing 200 bicycles if I remember correctly.
At 8 am, the bikers spilled into the street of Nguyen Luong Bang biking towards Nguyen Duc Canh.
A number of kids joined the event as well. 🙂
The participants got free breakfast and helmets/cap. 😀
I biked after them and rushed through the inner neighborhood to catch the bikers at Dunkin Donuts. I’m glad I caught this photo of hubby!
So cool to see this guy lugging his kiddos. Gotta start them young!
Our friends, Melvin and Nix were there too.
The boys in our biking group felt that 5km was too short so this group has been up since 5 AM taking on a 25km route.
Overall, the event was a success. I just wish they opened it more to biking enthusiasts. I’m pretty sure lots of biking groups in Saigon would have been interested to join.
Happy World Environment Day!