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From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, April 19, 2013

Les 24H du Vélib

For all of you Vélib fans out there, be sure to mark your calendars for the second annual 24h Vélib on June 15 & 16. The goal of the two days of festivities is to have people cycle 25,000km with 400 vélibs and to raise money for three different associations: Good Planet, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque or la Fondation du Patrimoine.  They will have a little village set up near the Petit Palais, and then on the Sunday, they will close down the Champs Elysée for the bike ride.
 
So if you've always had a secret desire to know what it feels like to be coming into Paris with the Tour de France, now's your chance!  You can show up anytime between 8am and 8pm, and take one of the 400 available bikes for a spin down the Champs.  You'll be allowed to do 10 "tours", and then you can decide which one of the three associations you want to donate your ride to (the association with the most number of rides will get a little extra bonus at the end).  Last year, they rode over 17,000km and raised more than 40,000€ for the associations. 

For more information, you can check out their blog, their facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Wonky73 said...

Look at all these blog posts recently. It's like the old Sam has shown up :)

April 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Ksam said...

Oh, you mean back in the days when I was home for more than two days at a time? ;)

April 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger The Paris Chronicles said...

Thanks for this; I've put it up on our Facebook page. I'm sure some students will want to participate.

April 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM  

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