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Routes of Brazil

Routes of Brazil

Routes taken by ancient expeditioners, important characters, but not much known popularly, who enrich the collections of museums, foundations, orchards and scientific institutions in Brazil and worldwide. Revive the routes of historic and cultural importance, register and share the memory and the cycleculture is the project proposal Routes of Brazil.

Ciclocultura: the cultivation of the healthy habit of using the bike everyday, promoting it as a transport vehicle, recreation and sport. One way to see the world, of relating to the city and the people.

The bicycle touring is one way to propagate this culture. By kilometers of roads on two wheels with the human propulsion and totally interacting with the way, the cyclist goes in slow speed, recording everything, like the ancient explorers who were exposed to the unexpected and with that discovered a new world and new routes.

The project aims to reveal these characters and map their old routes on your moment, through the people, memories, cultures, economies, the environment and social issues present in the paths.

Addition to the importance of rescuing the history of the occupation of Brazil, from the point of view of old travelers, this action will result in a cartographic description, visual and audiovisual of the environments traversed by scientists and travelers who mapped the Brazilian territory.

Reliving the ways of Saint-Hilaire - The cicloexpedição (bicycle expedition) Routes of Brazil begins in the ways of Frenchman Augustin François César Prouvençal Saint-Hilaire (04/10/1779 to 03/09/1853) based on the report "Livre Du Voyage," about his own trip made in 1822, between Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo. The cicloexpedição cross the road of Commerce, the current Tinguá Biological Reserve, the Mountains of Araras, Mantiqueira and Ibitipoca. The rivers Paraiba, Preto, Peixe, of Pomba, Aiuruoca, Passa Quatro, Tietê, among others.

Will be described the current landscape of these environments, assessing the environmental and social conditions found there and comparing them with the landscape found and described by Saint-Hilaire there 185 years ago.

Idealizer and Creator - Roberto Dias born in 1980 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with the necessity of get around in a cheap and in an independent, the bicycle became the preferential mode of transportation since his teens, and over ten been developing projects to encourage use bike in daily as sustainable mobility, tracing routes for cycling and cyclists safety for workers.

Products: 1. Home-page 2. Book with illustrations, maps, reports, spreadsheets and technical guidelines.

Resources - Bicycle, safety equipment, first aid measures kit, luggage, ciclocomputador, recorder and digital camera, GPS, map and spreadsheet of annotation.

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