Ride4ECO

Help ECO City Farms promote sustainable urban agriculture, healthy eating and active living by donating to their bike stop project at the Edmonston farm.
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Brandy Espinola
Health
Edmonston, Maryland
United States
5 Team Members

Ride4ECO 5-mile Fun Ride

Saturday, May 3rd @ 10AM


Ride4ECO

Prince Georges county is in dire need of accessible and affordable healthy foods and healthy activities.

  • Obesity and diet related diseases is at epidemic proportions.

  • Over 70% of adults are overweight or obese.

  • Over 70% of all restaurants are fast food.

ECO City Farms is a beacon of hope, growing healthy, environmentally friendly local produce and building communities connected by history and sustainable transport.

Ride4ECO will help ECO City Farms reach out to the local community by raising the funds to build a bike stop on the new Anacostia bike trail at their farm in Edmonston, one of the poorest and (until very recently) most polluted communities in the inner-Beltway region.  The bike stop will bring more people to ECO City Farms and orient them to the rich African American farming heritage of the area as well as their mission to end food deserts and promote healthy eating in the underserved communities of Prince George’s County.

The bike stop will offer:

  • 3-sided kiosk for interpretative signage highlighting the story of African American farmers that cultivated the area before and after the Civil War
  • Directional trail signs
  • Picnic table
  • Tire fill station
  • Water fountain
  • Bike rack.


What ECO City Farms Needs

Ride4ECO needs to raise $5,000 as matching funds in order to receive the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant funding for ECO City Farms’ new bike stop. This means that for every dollar you donate ECO receives $2 towards the bike stop.

The bike stop will include a 3-sided kiosk for interpretative signage, directional trail signs, a picnic table, tire fill station, water fountain, and bike rack.

Donor Perk 5-mile Fun Ride

Saturday, May 3rd @ 10AM

As a perk, we are hosting a bike ride on May 3 that starts at the University of Maryland and ends at ECO City Farms’ Edmonston Farm where donors will be able to participate in ECO City Farms’ Open House. Donate at one of the perk levels either as an individual or as a group and take a tour of the farm and enjoy snacks and fun activities with ECO City Farms.

Other Ways You Can Help

Get the word out and make some noise about Ride4ECO by using the Indiegogo share tools!

Like and share Ride4ECO’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ride4eco

And of course get involved with ECO City Farms. Learn more about ECO City Farms www.ecocityfarms.org

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$5,533USD
raised by 115 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on May 2, 2014
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Select a Perk
  • $30USD
    Ride4ECO Standard Package

    -Ticket to participate in the Ride4ECO Fun Ride to ECO City Farms’. - Free admission ECO CIty Farms Open House - Snacks, food and drink at the open house The Fun 5-mile bike ride will start at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 3 at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center. Participants will be required to arrive at least 30 minutes early to sign waivers and be given their open house event bracelets. *All riders are responsible for bringing their own equipment including a helmet.

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  • $250USD
    Ride4ECO Group Discount

    Want to Ride4ECO in a group? Bring up to 10 people and enjoy the Ride4ECO Fun Ride and ECO City Farms Open House at a discounted rate. - Tickets to ride in the Ride4ECO Fun Ride for up to ten group members. - Free admission to ECO City Farms’ Open House event for all group members - Snacks, food and drink at the open house for all group members

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  • $350USD
    Ride4ECO Delux Group Discount

    Same great deal, all of the added perks. Bring up to 10 people and each group member will get: - Deluxe tickets to ride in the 5 mile Ride4ECO Fun Ride to the ECO City Farms’ Open House event - Free admission ECO CIty Farms Open House - Snacks, food and drink at the open house - free ECO t-shirt for each team member - Free ride on the smoothie bike (a bike that makes fresh fruit smoothies as you peddle) for every team member

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