Mar 6: Using Bikes to Power Melbourne's Earth Hour Concert.

We have previously talked about the free Melbourne Earth Hour Concert to be held, at Federation Square on Saturday March 28th from 6:30pm. What we didn't mention was that this concert is unique in Australian history because it will be people powered by the Future Spark Team Challenge. So what is the Future Spark Team Challenge?

Apart from being a lot of fun, the Future Spark Team Challenge is a unique cycling activity being held in Melbourne in the week leading up to Earth Hour. Clean energy will be generated by teams riding bicycles fitted to custom made electricity generators. Schools, companies, sport groups and friends are invited to form teams and pedal against each other to make the most electricity to power the Earth Hour Concert.

The bikes are mounted on the Future Spark Power Trailer.

Every team entered has access to four bikes for one hour. Within this time your team will pedal to generate as much electricity as possible. Each team can have between four and 10 people so you can rotate cyclists during this time. Teams can see exactly how much power they have contributed on the screen monitors and your team will appear on the honour roll and leaders board.

There are different categories for corporate and community teams. If you are part of a school, get in quick, because school groups ride for free!
Future Spark runs for a full week from Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th of March in Federation Square. There are limited places for the competition so get in soon to make sure your team doesn't miss out. For more information, including team registration packs and information about the event, go to To get in touch, email, or ring them on 1300 877 672.

Register a team, and help us 'people power' Melbourne's Earth Hour Concert!

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