Category: Biking

08
Jul

ECO Game Contest @Electric Castle 2017

UPDATE 19th July: The winners of the Eco Game at Electric Castle 2017 are:
 
1. Geanina Corondan – 1st Prize Eco Legend – iute Bike, offered by Atelier Pionion
 
2. Turosu Cristina – 2nd Prize Eco Angel – EC 2018 VIP pass
 
3. Radu Andrei – 3rd prize Eco Guardian – EC merch: back-pack, t-shirt and sunglasses
 
Congratulations to all of the 500 participants to the Eco Game! We are the people who will green the world! 🙂

UPDATE 13th July – The Eco Game is up and running! Come visit us at the ECO Spot in the camping!

UPDATE 12th July, 19:37 – The ECO Game will start tomorrow, Thursday, 13th July. We will announce the exact starting time through another update on the Regulation’s webpage. Stay tuned!

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Are you a camper of Electric Castle 2017? See you soon!

Find us in the camping, sign up at the ECO Spot and start the journey of an Eco Citizen. We’re looking for nature lovers, people who want to take action and lead by example. You are most welcomed in our cosy spot. 🙂 Pedal the best out of you at the charging point and have fun playing the ECO Twister!

You can become Eco Guardian, Angel or Legend of Electric Castle. What you need to do is to complete between three to five activities and get the chance to win some cool merchandise, a 2018 Premium EC Pass and a Iute Bike. Read the FULL regulation below.

ECO Game - five actions to become an ECO Citizen of Electric Castle 2017

ECO Game – five actions to become a Legendary ECO Citizen of Electric Castle

What will you become at Electric Castle? An ECO-guardian, an ECO-angel, or maybe even an ECO-Legend

What ECO Citizen title can you gain at Electric Castle? An ECO-Guardian (for 3 eco-actions completed), an ECO-Angel (4 eco-actions completed), or maybe even an ECO-Legend (all five eco-actions completed).

 

Citește în limba română: Regulament ECO GameContinue Reading..

28
Jun

Electric Castle: the 2017 ECO Ambassadors on bicycles

We are happy to announce our heroes on bikes for Electric Castle 2017! Our fiery and strong-minded cyclists, the official Eco Ambassadors .  They are ready to pedal more than 250 km to the castle, rooting for the causes they care most about.

Atelier Pinion – Electric Castle 2017 ECO Ambassadors

Alex, Matei and Bogdan are three passionate bikers from Bucharest. They are are going to pedal 620 km from the capital to Bonțida, Cluj. Their team is wearing the name of an independent bike and coffee shop which they’re representing during their journey.Continue Reading..

26
May

Cyclists Around the World Called to Be ECO-Ambassadors for Electric Castle

If you and your friends are cycling enthusiasts and got the rhythm in your veins, hop on your bike and have a blast at Electric Castle Festival. It’s on us! Free full pass, camping & other goodies await you at the gate of the Banffy Castle (Bonțida, Cluj).

Radu, a 2016’s ECO Ambassador, arrived at the Electric Castle after travelling 500 km by bicycle.

What do you have to do to become an ECO-Ambassador?

  • Choose an eco cause to promote before, during and after the festival. Any cause from deforestation to ecological education. Are you already working for a cause and you’re motivated to support it in the long run? Even better, your chances of being selected increase.
  • Pedal to the Banffy Castle from a distance greater than 250km.
  • Be visible online, a good communicator and active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The stronger your ability to reach people, the greater the chance of being selected.
  • Own a smartphone/tablet with mobile data. It is very important to have a device with Internet connection to share media content (photos, videos, live streaming) during your journey.
  • Have a public Strava account / other biking app. It is useful for proving your experience in pedalling on long distances. You will have to use this account to track your journey by bicycle towards Electric Castle.
  • Have the determination to convince as many festival participants as possible to join the ECO program at Electric Castle.
  • Own suitable cycling equipments and bicycle for this kind of journey.
  • Be experienced and physically capable to complete this kind of journey in safe conditions.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Plan your journey ahead. We need you to be in Cluj-Napoca in the morning on the 12th of July (place and time TBA).

We greatly promote team working, but we also accept lone wolfs. Continue Reading..

02
Jun

Bicicliști ECO-Ambasadori pentru Electric Castle 2016

UPDATE: Am ales echipele (verificați mail, inclusiv folderul spam), acestea sunt: GeoBikers, Banffy Bike, TriSport, ZorBa Team,  Croitorul & Co, Turul Bucuriei, Martorii Sfântului Pedalie, CGL (Cycling Garbage Lovers), Sirius. Sambata ii anunțam si pe ECO ambasadorii individuali.

Căutam bicicliști cu suflet eco și muzica în sânge, din România Mare (include Republica Moldova), care să devină ECO-Ambasadori pentru ediția Electric Castle 2016!

Alătură-te eco-ambasadorilor europeni care pedalează vara aceasta înspre castel și ajută-ne să transmitem mesajul unei vieți mai conștiente și mai prietenoase cu mediul.

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05
Apr

Keen to be green? Be our International Eco-Ambassadors group!

Are you a group of 2 to 5 friends who love cycling, music festivals and fun? Then this is for you!

Team up, put your cycling equipment together, work your body out before the show and start riding the joy and fun of spreading the word about an eco-friendly world by bicycle through Europe on your way to Electric Castle Festival in Romania.

Check out this year’s line-up and get into the vibe by watching the 2015 after-movie:

If you are:

a. residents of one of the following countries: Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece

b. experienced cyclists with proper equipment (bicycle, gear) for long journeys,

then we – MAINOI NGO – environmental responsibles for Electric Castle, invite you to be our ECO Ambassadors and fill in the application for your entire group here by April 27th. Update: Deadline extended until June 22th.

When starting the journey, you can either reach the starting point of the closest hub to your location, namely: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Munich or propose another city.

Each group need to have an ECO Ambassador Leader, who will:

  • lead the group of cyclists (2-6) from your country to Romania;
  • plan the journey from your country’s starting point to Oradea (Romania). We recommend EuroVelo routes to reach Romania, but you are free to adapt them according to your group’s location.
  • help us spread the call in your country to find the other cyclists who will complete your group. You can choose the members of your group. Anyone you know with a cycling record of one journey of at least the same distance that you would be riding together can join you.
  • define the minimum technical requirements that the eco-ambassadors should meet to join the ride;
  • be MAINOI’s and Electric Castle’s contact person;
  • monitor the journey through the Strava app, send pictures and videos from the road;
  • promote cycling as alternative means of transportation, love for Mother Nature and eco-friendliness at the festival.

What do you get in return?

  • ECO Ambassadors will receive free entrance and free camping at the festival.
  • Eco Ambassadors Leaders receive the ECO Ambassador title, which means free entrance at Electric Castle Festival, free camping spot, and other festival goodies, such as meals, coffee and drinks;
  • The ECO Ambassador Leader also gets a camera to capture all the wonderful and funny moments from the journey.  Take good care of it, because it can be all yours after completing the journey;
  • we are waiting for you and the other groups at the Romanian border to travel together the last 350 km (Romania does not have cycling lanes, so you will find this incentive very helpful).

Electric Castle (2)

Electric Castle (4)

ECO Electri Castle MAINOI Romania

The Eco-Ambassadors Campaign 2016 is an initiative of MAINOI Association and Electric Castle Festival to promote cycling as alternative means of transportation and to spread the word about the shift we all need to make towards a carbon-emission free lifestyle.

Last year 12 ECO Ambassadors joined our CO2 Footprint Reduction Program, by riding their bicycles to the Banffy Castle from more than 250 km. It turned out to be a beautiful collective experience, so this year we decided to dig deeper and reach out to nature lovers and adventure seekers throughout Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you, Eco Ambassadors Leaders! We are the people!

For more details, contact beatrice.gabor@electriccastle.ro | +40 730 490 890

14
Mar

Be an International ECO-Ambassador for Electric Castle Festival

Are you a bicycle passionate, an explorer who loves music festivals?

Read carefully below because this just might be the best idea for how to spend your summer vacation!

We are looking for cyclists who want to ride their bicycles in a great adventure through Europe to reach the final destination, the Banffy Castle in Transylvania, on July 14th. This is the place where the magical 4th edition of Electric Castle Festival takes place. Check out this year’s line-up and get into the vibe by watching the 2015 after-movie:

If you are:

(1) a resident of France, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria or Hungary, and

(2) a cyclist with good equipment (bicycle, gear) and at least two long cycling journeys already undertaken,

then we – MAINOI NGO – environmental responsibles for Electric Castle, invite you to be our ECO Ambassador Leader, to spread the word of an eco-friendly world throughout Europe.

What do you do as an ECO Ambassador Leader?

  • lead the group of cyclists (5-6) from your country to Romania;
  • plan the journey from your country’s starting point to Arad (Romania). We suggest Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest as starting points and recommend EuroVelo routes to reach Romania, but you are free to adapt them according to your group’s location.
  • help us spread the call in your country to find the other cyclists who will complete your group. You can choose the members of your group. Anyone you know with a cycling record of one journey of at least the same distance that you would be riding together can join you.
  • define the minimum technical requirements that the eco-ambassadors should meet to join the ride;
  • be MAINOI’s and Electric Castle’s contact person;
  • monitor the journey through the Strava app, send pictures and videos from the road;
  • promote cycling as alternative means of transportation, love for Mother Nature and eco-friendliness at the festival.

What do you get in return?

  • you receive the ECO Ambassador title, which means free entrance at Electric Castle Festival, free camping spot, and other festival goodies, such as meals, coffee and drinks;
  • you receive a camera to capture all the wonderful and funny moments from the journey.  Take good care of it, because it can be all yours after completing the journey;
  • we are waiting for you and the other groups at the Romanian border to travel together the last 350 km (Romania does not have cycling lanes, so you will find this incentive very helpful).

If you want to join this summer’s Eco-Cycling-Journey, you can apply here by March 25th. Update: we have extended the application  date until  31st of March.

Electric Castle (2)

Electric Castle (4)

ECO Electri Castle MAINOI Romania

In the beginning of April, we will also be launching the call for the ECO Ambassadors, who will complete the groups coordinated by the ECO Ambassadors Leaders. There will be ca. 25 seats available for the Eco-Ambassadors, travelling in groups of 6, with one leader per group. The ECO Ambassadors will receive free entrance and free camping at the festival.

Cyclists from Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece can apply, but, upon selection, they need to reach the closest hub to their location when starting the journey (Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest). Stay tuned for details!

The Eco-Ambassadors Campaign 2016 is an initiative of MAINOI Association and Electric Castle Festival to promote cycling as alternative means of transportation and to spread the word about the shift we all need to make towards a carbon-emission free lifestyle.

Last year 12 ECO Ambassadors joined our CO2 Footprint Reduction Program, by riding their bicycles to the Banffy Castle from more than 250 km. It turned out to be a beautiful collective experience, so this year we decided to dig deeper and reach out to nature lovers and adventure seekers throughout Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you, Eco Ambassadors Leaders! We are the people!

For more details, contact beatrice.gabor@electriccastle.ro | +40 730 490 890

 

 

06
Jan

Recrutăm biciclist/ă cu experiență în social media

Ești un/o biciclist/ă cu experiență în comunicare și social media?

Te așteptăm în echipa MAINOI cu un job part-time / project-based de entry level!

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25
Sep

Ghidul participantului la Parada Mămici pe Biciclete

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  1. Vă rugăm să vă adaptați ținuta în funcție de vreme: protecție solară, în caz de caniculă, și pelerine, în caz de ploaie. Nu uitați să aveți apă la voi pentru hidratare.
  2. Înscrierea este gratuită și se face la cortul GIANT, amplasat la intrarea Charles de Gaulle, din parcul Herăstrău, începand cu ora 14:00. La înscriere, participantele vor primi câte o brățară cu numărul de participare.
  3. Vă invităm să vă înscrieți în avans, utilizând formularul online, pentru a avita aglomerarea la punctul de înregistrare în ziua evenimentului.
  4. Brățările pentru copii vor include numărul de telefon al parintelui copilului.
  5. Între orele 14:00-15:00 vor avea loc activități recreative pentru copii, cu actori profesioniști, în fața statuii.
  6. Plecarea pe bicicletă în traseul paradei va fi la ora 15:00.
  7. Turul se va desfășura în pluton, numai pe pistele de biciclete, pe următorul traseu: Intrarea Charles de Gaulle – Arcul de Triumf – Aleea Michael Jackson – B-dul Beijing – B-dul Aviatorilor – Intrarea Charles de Gaulle – Cafeneaua Tete-a-Tete.
  8. Plutonul de bicicliști va fi încadrat de voluntari, cărora vă rugăm să le urmați indicațiile, pentru a evita coliziuni sau dezorganizarea plutonului.
  9. Pe traseu, vă rugăm să nu ieșiți din pluton, să țineți copiii cu care veniți aprope de dvs. și să aveți grijă de ei.
  10. Se va circula cu o viteză redusă (5-8 km/h), pentru siguranța participanților și a copiilor ce vor fi prezenți în pluton.
  11. La anumite puncte de pe traseu se va face regrupare. Vă rugăm să aveți răbdare să ajungă și copiii de pe triciclete. 🙂
  12. La punctul de finish, Cafeneaua Tete-a-Tete, Adevărații VeloPrieteni vor prelua bicicletele pentru a le parca în siguranță. Vă rugăm, mai întâi să duceți bicicletele în parcare (în spatele cafenelei) și, apoi, să intrați în incinta localului.
  13. În cafenea, va fi disponibil un număr limitat de locuri pe scaune, pentru a fi loc pentru desfășurarea activităților dedicate copiilor.
  14. Participarea la tombola de la finalul programului se va face pe baza numărului de concurs înscris pe brătara de înscriere.
  15. Câștigătorii sunt rugați să rămână la masa de lângă scenă pentru a semna procesele verbale de primire a premiilor.
  16. În funcție de numărul participanților la eveniment, la Cafeneaua Tete-a-Tete vă rugăm să aveți răbdare pentru a fi serviți de personal.

 

Vă așteptăm cu drag!

19
Sep

Concurs: Cea mai chic mamică pe bicicletă

Invitatia Marrionnaud catre mamicile pe biciclete sa fie chic.

Pe 26 septembrie, pedalăm pentru un oraș mai verde cu mămici cochete pe biciclete.

Marionnaud Romania oferă opt ședințe gratuite de machiaj mămicilor care vor să arate că mersul pe bicicletă este un mod aparte de manifestare a feminității.

Pentru a primi o nota de chic marcă Marionnaud în ziua evenimentului, sunteți invitate sa participați la concursul desfășurat pe Facebook, unde iată ce trebuie să faceți:

  1. Vă înscrieți pe formularul de participare la paradă: https://goo.gl/eIKo7P
  2. Dați share, ca postare publică, la vizualul concursului pe pagina personală de Facebook
  3. Dați tag, în comentariu, unei mămici pe care o invitați să participe la parada Mămici pe biciclete

Prin tragere la sorti (random.org), în perioada 24-25 septembrie, vom alege 8 mămici care vor primi câte una dintre sedințele de make-up gratuite.

Vă invităm să consultați Regulamentul actualizat al concursului pentru mai multe detalii.

Mult succes și eleganță!

19
Sep

Mămică = hero, Mămică pe bicicletă = super hero

 

Adela luptă de opt ani pentru ca fiul ei, Davis, diagnosticat cu boala incurabilă Dravet, un sindrom rar de epilepsie, să trăiască. În prezent, el trăiește din ce în ce mai bine, merge la școală, râde, știe chiar să meargă pe bicicletă. Datorită mamei lui, care face tot ce se poate pentru el. Și mereu găsește resurse încât să se poată ceva mai mult.

Face awareness prin zeci de evenimente despre boală, duce lobby pentru drepturi, cercetează terapii și tratamente noi. Recent, a scos o carte de nutriție cu o dietă specială, iar azi… a învățat să meargă pe bicicletă!

Suntem fericite că a acceptat să participe la evenimentul nostru Mămici pe Biciclete, Continue Reading..