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2019 Earthday PedalAthon #bikeathon

Ecocycling @ ThePLOT

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM (EDT)

2019 Earthday PedalAthon #bikeathon

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Start #earthday with a purpose!

Take a ride for the charity of your choice and rack up as many miles as you can in a 24 hour period all in the name of Eco Friendly "Smart Cycling"!

6am Early Bird Start

8am Military Revelry

9am Guest Speaker & Ride Smart Workshop

12pm Games & Activities in the Park #saferoutes

3pm Afternoon Yoga & stretch break

6pm Dinner Break

9pm Night Owl Glow Ride...

6am Sunday park the bike

Here is how it works;

You have up to 24 hours beginning Saturday April 20th @ 6:00am to ride/log as many laps as possible on the Norfolk VA Bike Loop. The starting line & registration point is at 1500 Colley Ave Norfolk VA. We ask that every registered rider (ages 18 and up or with a registered adult) checks in at the event HUB by our ecoCounter kiosk on Calley Ave. to help keep track of your laps and miles; remember integrity counts! Every time you check in at the HUB we will mark a complete lap or 4 miles (note: We will be using the "inner" clockwise loop for our route). At the end of the 24 hour time allotment (6am Sunday April 21st) we will tally your laps and whoever has the most....WINS a prize courtesy of our beloved local bike shops! 


Signup and register early so you can get your pledge sheets filled out, submitted and have your supporters ready to donate to the charity of your choice before you start!

Route Map:

Detailed rules for riders;
-- Ride in the inner (clockwise) loop
-- Ride in direction of traffic & allow others to pass as needed
-- Helmets are required to win (valid for event insurance purposes)
-- Lights are required at night (Bright/reflective clothing helps too)
-- Be courteous to all users of the road (Yield to pedestrians)
-- Stop at all stop signs and red lights (OBEY Traffic Laws)

Volunteer sign up:

Call 757-447-4308 to learn more or volunteer





Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All children under 14 years of age ride free & must be accompanied by an adult.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds for registration 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


How and where do I sign up and register?
All riders check in at the registration table on 35th & Newport Ave. day of event

Who does this event benefit?
The entire community, each rider or TEAM chooses which charity they would like
to raise funds for before they ride and seeks pledges and financial sponsors for
that organization/charity for each mile completed (see pledge sheet online).

Do I have to ride all 24 hours?
No, unless you want to! You can ride as many or few miles as you’re able just
remember for every mile you’re raising money for the charity near to your heart.

What if i get hungry or thirsty?
Remember to take a break and stay fueled up! Consider packing a lunch and
water bottle or stop by one of the many restaurants along the Bike Loop for a
snack or meal.

How will you track my miles (what is the route)?
You can download “map my ride” or load the course route to your gps device
**Once you finish your ride remember to check into the closest concierge pit stop (35th &
Newport Ave) so we can mark your mileage and give you our official stamp of approval for you
to take back to your pledge sponsors.

 What are some charities or partners you’re collaborating with?
○ We Love People & Bikes Foundation
○ Safe Routes to School (Norfolk VA)
○ League of American Bicyclists
○ Sierra Club, VA Chapter
○ City of Norfolk VA
■ Parks & Rec
■ Neighbors Building Neiborhoods
■ *NPD, CERT & Red Cross

How can I volunteer?
Signup at this link:

Have questions about 2019 Earthday PedalAthon #bikeathon? Contact Ecocycling @ ThePLOT

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When & Where

1500 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM (EDT)

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 grassroots activities which help to cultivate, grow and spread knowledge regarding the ecological issues facing us as individuals, families and communities.



Our Mission is to be caretakers of the ENVIRONMENT and educators of our COMMUNITY in and around our neighborhoods by creating, developing, nurturing, and maintaining a sustainable habitat for every creature to thrive abundantly.

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