Art is how we decorate space,
music is how we decorate time.
~ Jean-Michel Basquiat ~
JOIN THE ADVENTURE
The Cycling Carnaval is a 10-day cycling adventure from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. There’s a beautiful message hidden in this journey and we will help 2 really good social projects but in the end it all boils down to celebrating life. Maybe that’s why this trip ends at the biggest carnaval in the world.
Also in this journey we contribute and give attention to something we think is good.
Mais Caminhos is an educational project in Rio de Janeiro for underprivileged children and teenagers. In this project we will raise money for the children that live in the favela of Cantagalo Pavaozinho. Mais Caminho teaches and organises events for their children. Mais Caminhos is part of the number 1 language school in Rio de Janeiro. They are proactive and use their creativity and open mind with other parties to reach their social goals. Here’s a short video.
Concretely what we’ll do is an art project for the kids and Caminhos. Art is a form of self-development and it stimulates new neural connections between both hemispheres of the brain. It stimulates creative and different thinking. On the one hand this will be done through a mural painting (research shows they have positive social impact) and on the other hand through doing art with the kids as a learning tool. The artist is the talented Nadia from Buenos, were are lucky she has committed herself to this project.
“Come along. For fun, to play. You will make the connections later.”
It’s a 10-day trip from the 14th of February untill the 24th of February. For those who want to stay longer that’s obviously no problem. We will stay at pousadas (maybe at locals). The route is always flexible but it is highly probable we’ll cycle this route.
The total disctance of cycling will be about 350 km. In Rio we will have enough time for activities to discover this incredible city and celebrate carnaval.
- The maximum number of participants is 10.
- You are responsible for taking your own bicycle with you unless you ask us to arrange bicycle (and perhaps the Ortlieb cycling bags).
- You pay and arrange your own flights.
- You raise / pay a minimum of 1000 euro for the social projects, and the organisation of the trip. This amount includes (basic) accommodation, also during carnaval in Rio de Janeiro and the busride from Sao Paolo. There is no maximum contribution so knock yourself out. Every euro will be invested in the social projects and future trips like this.
We encourage to have yourself sponsored to reach the minimum of 1000 euro. In our former trips for example people could sponsor per kilometer. To give you an idea family, friends, work, local grocery, companies would all sponsor X km and every km on the road would have the equivalant of let’s say 1 euro. So if I sponsor you 10 km then this would be 10 euro. This is not only a financial matter but it will involve more people in the Cycling for Stars project and the projects we support through cycling in the future. It will also attract people / cyclists who are motivated to look at this trip more than just a cheap holiday.
Get in touch if you’re interested. Any questions, drop us a line. And you can also support this project by buying some paint.
Support this project? Buy a bucket of paint