May Serbia

Cycle Across Borders Europe will be returning to Pirot, Serbia for 3 weeks.

CABE will be working again this year with Bridges Across Borders and Refugees Foundation on our bicycle project with the refugee community and the Pirot community.

During our time in Serbia, we will be giving bicycle education with training and giving repair workshops. CABE will also be giving community bike checks for the community for Pirot with tuning up and giving basic repairs for free.

Please contact us if you have questions or want to know more about the project in May.

Also we now have a new donation page up and running. We would greatly appreciate if you could help us with a donation, every bit helps and all donations go directly to the project in Pirot.

 

www.youcaring.com/CABE

Official Route

Cycle Across Borders Europe

Offical Route

Mannheim, Germany to Pirot, Serbia

 

Start Date: September 1st, 2017 Germany

Day 1. Mannheim to Rothenburg (165km)

Day 2. Rothenburg to Hemau 150k (Regensburg) (170m)

Day 3. Hemau- Regensburg to Passau (140 165km)

Day 4.Passau to Linz 84 km Ybbs an die Donau (165km)

Day 5. Ybbs an die Donau, Wien (140km)

Day 6. Bratislava to Nyergesujfalu Flat (150km)

Day 7. Nyergesujfalu to Budapest (90 km)

Day 8. Budapest Ordas (110 km)

Day 9. Top of hill to Novi Sad (150Km)

Day 10. Novi Sad to Belgrad (100 km)

Day 11. Belgrad to Kaprjebau (150km)

Day 12. Jagodina -Pirot (200 km)

 

 

3 Days till Go Time

On Friday morning, September 1st we will be setting off from Mannheim.

Cycle Across Borders Europe would like to thank everyone that has helped participate in the project and efforts to make this project happen.

We would like to invite the community to come join us for the first few kilometers if anyone is interested on Friday morning.

Through out the ride we will be updating online with Facebook, so if anyone would like to tune into our journey as we go along the way, the link is down below.

https://www.facebook.com/cycleacrossborderseurope.org/

We are still looking for more support along our journey, so feel free to share our message and give us some emotional support while we are pedaling along the way.

CABE

1 Month to GO!

In September we will cycle (1700km) from Mannheim in Germany to Pirot, in Serbia.

There is a camp there for 200 refugees, over half of which are kids.

Our partner group Bridges Across Borders has been organizing with Serbian refugee foundation, who intend on buying bicycles for the kids there. 

When our volunteers arrive they will stay there for around one week. They will teach the kids how to maintain the bikes, run other workshops such as art or sports. If it is approved they will also cook for the entire camp, as one of our volunteers is a chef.

In addition to this BAB is also organizing to send international street artists to Bosnia Herzegovina, to the divided city of Mostar to paint some walls in the city, also with kids from an orphanage. The idea is as well as teaching kids to paint and have some fun but to also redecorate parts of the city still damaged from the war. BAB will work together with a local initiative that holds an international street art festival every year.

In addition our next project is to help support a kindergarten in Gornji Vakuf Uskoplje. It is a divided town but the kindergarten is not. They are bringing kids together regardless of religion or ethnic identity. We wish to support them buy buying materials they need such as sports equipment and to build a garden area for the children.

We need donations for all our projects and if you can help in anyway it goes a long way. As you can see we do not  believe in just helping, but also networking and especially working with local organizations to address needs from local perspectives. It is also about people coming together to create, build, have fun, interact and work together in solidarity.

Recently, Cycle Across Borders Europe were interviewed by Monnem Bike on the project that is taking place in September. We would like to thank Monnem Bike for helping us get our message out there and that we are happy to be working together for this cause.

http://monnem-bike.de/anlaesslich-200-jahren-fahrrad-auf-spendensammeltour-von-mannheim-nach-bosnien/

New Updates and Information

Cycle Across Borders Europe has a lot of exciting and new information for the next upcoming months with actions and projects taking place.

In the last weeks, Cycle Across Borders Europe has made a lot of new connections to organizations and businesses and is happy to announce that we will be working with Refugees Foundation Serbia.

Refugees Foundation Serbia

Refugees Foundation Serbia focuses on providing education opportunities for young refugees in Serbia. They started their work in September 2016 and are involved in two projects in Serbia.

RFS is supporting kids who have enrolled in formal education in Belgrade. Their volunteers are escorting kids from camps to schools and back, and giving classes there. They teach Serbian, English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Biology etc. Furthermore, the volunteers in Belgrade are borrowing space in the center of Belgrade to teach classes two times per week in order to
help with homework. This becomes especially important during the school break time!

RFS also just started to work in the camp in Pirot (South-East of Serbia), where currently 200 refugees live. 140 are from Afghanistan, 20 from Syria and the rest from Iraq and African countries. This camp acts as a reception center, with around 100 kids, most of them are girls. The camp has been running since December and until RFS arrived, there was no one working with children. Refugee Foundation Serbia provides child-friendly spaces and informal educational activities five days per week. They teach English, Serbian, Mathematics, Geography, do creative workshops, art workshops, play games with the children, draw cartoons, play sports and more. They teach English and Serbian classes as well. RFS will also be organizing events soon that will involve local kids meeting refugee children.

Along with our new friends, several businesses in the community have been pledging different forms of support to help make this project happen in the Fall of 2017. These include:

Mildner's Heidelberg

Fahrrad Werkstatt Edingen

Kombüse

We are currently working on the designs for this year's jersey that we will be wearing throughout our tour in September to show our supporters some love. We will be selling jerseys with all proceeds going to projects that we are supporting throughout the Balkans.

Cycle Across Borders Europe would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support already pledged. We are excited for the future and looking forward to working with many of our new friends and partners.

C.A.B.E

The Beginning

So this year has begun with a new project starting and preparing for cycling project ride for September. We are looking for all forms of support for this project and will be thankful with every little bit.

We will keep you informed for the coming weeks and months with updates about Septembers project.

C.A.B. E