Next Sunday April 21 is the celebration of Earth Day in Buenos Aires. The proposal of the local government is to celebrate it biking around the city. There are two circuits (10 and 15km) through the North Coastline of the River Plate. Buenos Aires citizens can bring their own bicycles and tourists and visitors who would like to join can use the bicycles from Buenos Aires Public Bicycle Sharing System.
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Although Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year, Buenos Aires celebrates early to take advantage of the low car traffic on Sundays. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year. The environmental proposal of Buenos Aires is to receive it on a bicycle.
If you’re a tourist in town, you can use the Public Bicycle Sharing System to get to know the City in a different way. Head to the closest station, show your original passport and provide a photocopy. You will also need to leave your personal information and contact information of the place you’re staying at: address, hotel name (as applicable) and telephone number. We take your picture and you punch in your PIN number. You sign the affidavit accepting the terms and off you pedal!
The service is free of charge and is available Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. For this special occasion, the service will also be available on Sunday. If Sunday 21 its rainy, the event will take place next Sunday 28.