Family friendly, traffic free cycle path connecting towns and villages all the way round the MK. This will increase cycle tourism, leisure cycling, family bike rides, cycling to work and school and trade for businesses.
Used by students during the week and open to the public for family and community activities during the weekend. Teaching and research potential - new jobs and research initiatives involving the community.
Designed constructed and maintained to achieve the highest standard of modern MTB trails with a bike park visitor centre - aiming to host top level UCI events, attract greater numbers of cycle tourists and provide the best facilities in central Europe for you to ride.
Providing a great place for the local community to visit and enjoy education and courses on all aspects of what goes on in the forest, making stronger links between those who work in the forest, and those who live around it and enjoy it recreationally.
Setting benchmarks for modern sustainable forest management and creating a more inclusive plan for the future - a more profitable, environmental and socially valuable use of a natural resource.
Encouraging healthy outdoor lifestyle choices whilst preserving the health of the environment.
Education - exciting new education facilities and syllabus, taking environmental education and conservation to a new level.
Conservation - by educating and including the local community in projects in the forest, a deeper understanding and desire to preserve will develop, leading to a sustainable future for all in the forest and inspiring future generations with a passion for forest conservation and recreation.
Communities - better facilities, new friendships and activities, financial benefits associated with tourism, increase in local jobs, potential business start-ups.
Working social networks between different forest user groups developed through community initiatives, partnerships, effective communication and consultation.
New jobs, MTB guides, trail crew, tourism, visitor centre staff, forest activity leaders, forest rangers.
Improving road safety, and forest user group conflicts by providing cycling specific paths and trails.
Through transparent management, effective communication and open consultation with the community, state, private businesses and expert organisations.
It is important for everyone to understand that this project has to meet certain standards to progress. These are:
What we want from you
To make a community project happen ..... the community must take part.
Help us to make this all possible, for a better, greener future, your support is valuable - like our FB page and share the idea with your friends.
If you have ideas or suggestions about the project, if you have skills, services, time or simply enthusiasm you want to offer - get in touch
We aim to organise events and meetings where we can hear your thoughts and ideas, and start to build connections between all the communities around MK. Come along and connect with this exciting new project and be part of a new direction
Turn up and take part - if we are having a meeting come and share your views and listen to others, if we are building something come and help, learn new skills and make new friends, if we are having a party or event come and join the fun
Who we are
UpCycle is a civic association formed by cyclists who care for the environment they cycle in. Our goals are many, focussing on improving environmental education, cycling and cycle tourism through community involvement.
What we believe in
So far we have held successful meetings with the following officials and organisations:
All the above have shown enthusiasm and positivity towards the project and we aim to continue meeting with local municipalities and officials from the Male Karpaty region to gain further support and permission to carry out the project.
We will also actively be looking for sponsors, donors and partners from the private/business sector who wish to finance part or the entire project.
Links to similar facilities in other countries: