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Welcome to ecocycling!

bikefoodEco cycling was created in 2007 to increase awareness about current environmental issues through grassroots activities such as our educational forums, Ecocycling team, beautification projects, recycling-trash clean up programs and more! Our teams are often out working to create a lifestyle that encompass the core values of naturalists and environmentalists while cultivating non- bureaucratic procedures to accomplish our goals. We encourage you to delve deep, learn about our organization and hopefully become involved with our programs by being a regular volunteer.

OUR STORY
The organization was created in 2007 to increase awareness about current environmental issues through grassroots activities such as the Ecocycling team which helps to grow and spread awareness regarding the environmental issues facing us as individuals, families, and communities. Our riders always keep an ear to the street and make sure our voices are heard by maintaining a direct involvement in the community. Since we’re often not in a hurry but would rather develop relationships with those we meet, we have been nicknamed the “Turtles of Racing” because to us it is not how fast you get to the finish but what you have accomplished along the way!

Our educational forums and conferences help to bring groups together in order to move towards a more sustainable future through the sharing of information, resources, and abilities. Our involvement in “greening” the landscape is taken to the next level with numerous beautification programs. From simply planting a single tree to creating urban and rooftop gardens we help to transition developed and often cold looking cityscapes to a blanket of lush and living greenery. When we are not planting for the future you may find us cleaning up the trash and waste left behind by others though our recycling and pedal up to clean-up programs.

At Ecocycling we not only offer hands on volunteering projects but we also have important sustainable programs to keep you actively engaged and involved in the process. Ecocycling provides people with the tools and knowledge to make a difference in our environment.

BikeAthon

Start international #earthday with a purpose! Take a ride for as long or brief as you like for the charity of your choice (see pledge card below) and rack up as many miles as you can in a 24 hour period all in the name of Eco Friendly Smart Cycling“!

Signup and register early so you can get your pledge sheets filled out, submitted before you start and have your supporters ready to donate to the charity of your choice!
 

Here is how it works:
You have up to 24 hours beginning Friday April 21st @ 6:00pm to ride/log as many laps as possible on the new Norfolk Bike Loop. The starting line & registration point is at Newport Ave & 35th Street. We ask that every registered rider (ages 18 and up or with a registered adult) checks in at the event HUB by our ecoCounter kiosk on 35th street to help keep track of your laps and miles; remember integrity matters! Every time you check in on 35th street will mark a complete lap or 4 miles (note: We will be using the “inner” clockwise loop for our route). At the end of the 24 hour time allotment (6pm Saturday April 22nd) we will tally your laps and whoever has the most….WINS a prize courtesy of our beloved local bike shops!

REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY APRIL 20TH 6PM
 
RSVP online to be eligible to win
Call 757-447-4308 to learn more or volunteer

Download Pledge Card Here

Detailed rules for riders;

— Ride in the inner (clockwise) loop
— Ride in direction of traffic & allow others to pass as needed
— Helmets are required to win (valid for event insurance purposes)
— Lights are required at night (Bright/reflective clothing helps too)
— Be courteous to all users of the road (Yield to pedestrians)
— Stop at all stop signs and red lights (OBEY Traffic Laws)
Click map above for Norfolk Bike Loop Details

 

**Attend a “Smart cycling workshop” and receive 10 fee laps:  http://bikeleague.club/ridesmart