This year would have been the 30th birthday of Ecotopia Biketour (1990-2020). However due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel it.
In our internal organisation we all agreed that it would be impossible to keep the tour as it was planned during the winter meeting: to start from Prague until Timişoara, crossing the territories of so-called Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania; due to actual border situation, health measures, political situations and still future uncertainty. Most probably some borders will still (or again) be closed, making the accessibility to Biketour not completely inclusive. This and the fact that we want to contribute in the global health and to be aware of the privilege of many of us to be healthy and be able to move over borders, let us rething our priorities.
However, we want to keep the Ecotopia community alive until next summer. For that reason you are welcome to organize local biketours or to use what you learned traveling with us when joining one. We are offering the Ecotopia tools:
- Ecotopia as a name or brand and our guidelines
- Networking tools: mailing lists, our jitsi server and open collaborative documents
- Facilmap app to organise your routes
- Border situation update document (lets keep it updated for everybody!)
- Page to share different local biketours and Ecotopia blog
- Biketour stickers and the timeless poster (if you are interested in them, send us an email!)
For more info, visit the 2020 page.
And please stay safe and be aware of sanitary measures. Good bike!
Ecotopia Biketour is a self-organized, international community that has been organizing a yearly bicycle tour in different regions of Europe since 1990. During the tour we visit environmental and social projects and practice forms of activism and sustainable living. We cook communal vegan food, practice consensus decision making, and share skills by doing workshops. One of our core values is to create a non-discriminatory environment. Ecotopia Biketour is for anyone interested in travelling by bike, community life, DIY, an ecological lifestyle, and/or learning by experience. If this sounds good to you, feel welcome to join us!
Read more about what the Ecotopia Biketour is.
If you would like to get an insight into the organisation or just ask a question, write us via the contact form.
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Video Veles Kaputt: http://bit.ly/1jCPx Tomorrow we’ll cycle by the smelter. # Video Veles Kaputt: http://bit.ly/ZCmb7 Tomorrow we cycle by the smelter. # Oops… the translation for the website works again – thanks Matthew! – and we can send sms again! # Mooi, vertaling van de website werkt weer (thanks Matthew!) en we kunnen weer sms’en! # Just had talk and film screening of “Veles Kaputt” with Greenpower in Veles. Were staying at Veles lake, 10 km North of Veles. # twitter doesn’t seem to work from our macedonian phone, so swiching back to bosnian #
hope that our twitter updates work from our macedonian number…. # Made a small biketour through Skopje….preparing to get on the road to Katlanovo…. got the last emergancy biketgear… #
First, Biketour participants gathered at Belgrade from 5th to 6th of July. At Knez Mihalova in pedestrian zone together with Green Youth, Young Researchers of Serbia and Yugo Cycling Campaign we organized a street promotion of “walkmobile – sustainable pedestrian vehicle” for the public. We distributed numerous leaflets with info about advantages of alternative modes of transport compared to personal care use. After the action Biketour get on the night train towards Skopje. See more pictures from Milan here.
So were not playing drinking games with rakia given by Katja and on our way! # The Biketour is disassembling its bikes and boarding the train to Skopje! #