We are a group of believers. We believe in the importance of nature, the challenges we have to face, the vast range of possibilities we have to make choices, our ability to make the right choices and do good for ourselves and for our planet. We believe that we can change the world and save the planet even if only with a first step...
One of the things we are most passionate about are bicycles! Therefore we decided to start a project which would help people recognize all the positive effects of cycling while encouraging them to commit to support bicycle mobility.
The international team of initiators is made up of SportKreativWerkstatt GmbH, the European Cyclists' Federation, AZIMUT, ispo Munich and forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften (media partner).
All of us know believers who want to make a positive change in our world. We want to unite these people and join their power to maximize the global effect and strengthen bicycle mobility worldwide!
Together we stated our basic reasoning and our objectives in a communique titled "Cycling is Sustainability". In order to reach maximum effect with it, we plan to bring it to the UN Earth Summit Rio+20 in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attract the attention of heads of state, politicians and other important decision-makers.
Our Vision: A future in which the potential of cycling to foster sustainable development has been recognized and measures implemented accordingly to achieve: clean air, free movement, healthy people, regional economies, democracy in mobility, balanced global development.
Our message to the world: Fostering bicycle traffic means forstering sustainable development! We want to raise awareness to the potential of cycling for sustainable development. What is the best place to do so? A place in which important decision-makers and influencial people come together: The UN Earth Summit Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We plan to bring our communiqué "Cycling is Sustainability" to Rio together with the list of international supporters for our cause and seek commitment and active dedication to strengthen bicycle mobility by putting it on the political agenda.
In order to achieve maximum effect we organize a global action day on June 17th, where our partners and supporters are going to have bicycle related events worldwide. Together we want to show the already existing global support for cycling during our action day while at the same time encouraging more active commitment.
Our Mission: With this initiative we want to support a successful Earth Summit, seek broad commitment, achieve maximum impact and high visibility while delivering a meaningful message to the world.
What We Need & What You Get
No matter how much money we can raise for this initative we will be present in Rio de Janeiro from June 20th till 22nd and try to present our communiqué "Cycling is Sustainability" with the maximum impact possible!
The more financial support we have the better and bigger we can go. We plan to organize a public event in Rio, and different bicycle related events worldwide on our global action day on June 17th. Therefore we need support: time, committment and money. We plan to support our international partners (people and NGOs organizing the bicycle events) to the best of our abilities, even on a financial level. So if you want to make sure that events will be organized in your region/country help by making a donation!
The ammount of money we are trying to collect has a symbolic character: 25.046$ which is the earth's circumference in miles. Join the ride and help to strengthen bicycle mobility in order to foster sustainable development!
Our Action: we want to raise awareness to the importance of fostering bicycle traffic! Therefore we aim to spread this message and our basic reasoning behind it through our communiqué "Cycling is Sustainability". You can support it by signing it online and by telling people you know about it.
As a special perk and little thank you we would like to have you directely involved and receive your personal postcard greeting from Rio!
Other Ways You Can Help
You can support us and our campaign in many different ways:
- donate money at indiegogo
- like us on Facebook
- support our ideas by signing our communiqué "Cycling is Sustainability" on our homepage: www.global-ride-to-rio.org
- tell your friends about us and help spread our message: Fostering bicycle mobility means fostering sustainable development!
- join our global action day June 17th, 2012 and organize bicycle related events in your city
- and CYCLE!