The traditional BC-reunion meeting will be held on October 2-4 in the Dzūkija National Park, Lithuania, at the Homestead belonging to the Park.
We invite you to the 4 days cycling ride (September 28 – October 2) from Bialystok, Poland, to the reunion place in Lithuania. To support Belarus movement to democracy we will visit the point where Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus meet together.
After the reunion, on October 5,you are welcome to take part in the Peace Pole planting ceremony in the Žiemgala region, Latvia, at the Bruknas Manor.
WE KINDLY ASK YOU TO REGISTER ASAP – THE DEADLINE ON SPTEMBER 22.
I. The Reunion
You are welcome to share slides and impressions from 2020 travels and announce 2021 plans.
October 2-4, 2020
The Homestead in Darželiai village, 6.2 km from the Marcinkonys railway station, 29 km from Varėna, and 29 km from Drusjkininkai, on the right side of the Grūda River.
GPS: 54.023210, 24.335908
Marcinkonys can be reached by train from Vilnius. Varėna as well as Druskininkai can be reached by bus from different towns in Lithuania. Not all busses accept bicycles, check for the bicycle sign when buying a ticket.
October 2 (Friday)afternoon / evening: arrival
19:00 welcome fire
10:30-17:00 bike excursion
19:00-24:00 dinner, slide shows and films from the expeditions, presentation of BC 2021 plans
an individual program and departure to Latvia
The participation fee depends on the booked facilities:
– 2 nights x (5 or 10) EUR
– 2 breakfasts x 5 EUR
– Friday fire or grill 7 EUR
– Sunday dinner 10 EUR
– organization fee 3 EUR
Bed in the main building – 10 €/night per person; in the main building the following rooms:
- double bed + single bed (3 rooms: No 1, 2, and 5)
- double bed (2 rooms: No 3 and 6))
- 4 single beds (1 room: No 7)
- single bed (1 room: No 4)
Bunk bed in the barn or tent – 5 €/night per person.
As the number of rooms in the main building is limited, the priority will be given to the first to register.
In the main building the bedding is provided, in the barn or tent you have to bring your own sleeping bag.
Facilities: no wi-fi, kitchen with dining room and dishes is available.
We need the following data from you:
• given name and surname;
• dates of arrival and departure, how many nights;
• do you need breakfast and how many;
• a bed in the main building (which number and with whom if not single) or in the barn;
• telephone, e-mail;
• from what country/city are you coming and what kind of transport.
After the registration, you will receive a confirmation with the amount of payment.
II. The bicycle ride
No participation fee but you pay for the accommodation by yourself.
September 28 – October 2, 2020
Białystok – Darželiai
We will provide the info with the start place for the ride participants directly. It depends on number of participants.
How to arrive
from Lithuania by Flix Bus or Eurolines
from Poland by train or buses
It is a possibility to organise transportation from Vilnius / Kaunas to Bialystok if the sufficient number of participants will register for the ride.
You have to carry your stuff in the bicycle panniers. All sleeping places will be organised under the roof in hostels or homesteads.
III. The Peace Pole Planting Ceremony
You have to register for the event in advance.
the Bruknas Manor, Latvia
How to arrive
The transport will be provided by Velokurjers. To return back to your country from Riga, you have to organise yourselves.
The participation fee you have to pay to the account of (add „the reunion in Marcinkonys”):
ING Bank Śląski
nr BIC (SWIFT): INGBPLPW
AB SEB BANKAS
BIC=SWIFT: CBVI LT 2XXXX
IBAN: LT83 7044 0600 0115 2710