Hyper Cycles – ECO Ambasadori ai Electric Castle 2018
Echipa Hyper Cycles este formată din Zsófia, Andreea, Mátyás și Marinică. Ei vor pedala 330 de km pe drumul Cluj-Beliș-Roșia Montană-Aiud-Colțești-Cluj-Bonțida. Aceștia consideră că folosirea bicicletei ca mijloc de transport ar trebui sa vină natural și zilnic. Vor să evidențieze cât de ușor, cât de ECO, cât de sănătos și mai ales cât de util este transportul pe bicicletă.Continue Reading..
Did you ever find yourself in front of a stage, dancing, singing, enjoying the moment, the DJ, the view, the vibe and the people… when the music suddenly stopped? And did you think that you would do anything to make it start again?
This year the ECO Program ran by MAINOI at the Electric Castle Festival celebrates its 5 years anniversary. In order to properly mark this special year, the ECO Spot will give you the opportunity to keep the party going. All you got to do is… pedal.
The SolarSoundSystem is a concept started by Cédric Carles in 1999 in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The Solar Sound System network and projects traveled from Lausanne to Paris, Berlin, Basque Country, Marseille, even Tel Aviv and now they will join us starting July 18th to the 22nd at Electric Castle. Together with the Solar Sound System brought from Berlin, we will create the unique ECO Stage, powered entirely off-grid by solar panels and bikes linked to generators to pedal your way to the music. It’s simple: if the sun is shy or your pedalling stops, the music stops too. If you move your body to create energy, the show goes on!
This unique concept was created by Cédric Carles, Rubens Ben and Thomas Ortiz in their fight to create awareness and eco-responsibility in a fun and educational way. They’ve created a sound system that works with 100% renewable energy speakers, turntables and sound mixers. And you’ll be able to see solar panels working first hand and to actively participate in building up the joy of naturally-created sounds on the solar dance-floor.
Other notable projects of the SolarSoundSystem include a radio station whose server is powered by solar energy, research into repurposing green technologies of the past and a device for recharging disposable batteries called RegenBox. The RegenBox is completely ecological and works on “non-rechargeable” batteries.
Apart from the fun and interactive part, the Solar Sound System is a conversation starter. It points out that creativity can solve our modern days’ problems related to energy efficiency and climate change while engaging people to not wait for issues to be solved, but get involved and do what they can to be part of the change.
At Electric Castle, come to join the conversation at the ECO Stage located in the camping and to dance to the solar sounds.
The two DJs that will own the stage representing the SolarSoundSystem are Ben Ur and Niki Baida. Their beats are sure to energize you to the bones. Until the time comes, check out their mixes and get familiar to their sound here:
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,
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).
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!