Thematic Route: Route of the Natural Heritage
Name of the Touristic Attraction: Cyclomaniacs Association
Location: Drobeta Turnu Severin town, Mehedinți county.
Description: Cyclomaniacs Association is a legal entity governed by private law, without a lucrative purpose, set up to promote cycling, environment protection and greening.
Among the main goals that the association proposes, are included:
- Promoting cycling as a mean of environment-friendly transport, sport affirmation and recreational support
- Collaboration with local / national authorities to develop an adequate infrastructure for cycling in safe conditions.
- Promoting cycling in Mehedinti County and beyond
- Environmental protection and greening
Legend / Story / Impressions / Recommendations:
For 7 years, Cyclomaniacs Association organizes every year, with the help of the Tourist Organization of Kladovo, Serbia and the Djerdap Cycling Association of Serbia, the “Blue Week Bike Fest”. It is usually held in June-July and lasts for 2 days.
The Cyclomaniacs Association has got approval for two cyclotourism routes: Eurovelo 6 and Iron Gate Route and promoted Drobeta Turnu Severin as an objective worth to be visited by the cyclists who cross these two routes.
It has also organized 7 greening campaigns on both sides of the Danube with the help of Djerdap Cycling Association and participated in 2016 in organizing the first edition of the Karst Isverna MTB Race.
The Association is a traditional partner in promoting the outdoor movement organized by Cora Drobeta.
The Cyclomaniacs Association also organized an outdoor Bike Party with the participation of cyclists from Serbia, Mehedinţi, Dolj, Gorj, Timiş and Caras-Severin and supported a series of cycling events such as “Yes, I can!” – the tour of Romania, on a bicycle, with Type I diabetes.
Between the 26-30th of June 2018, the Association will participate in the Centenary Tour, departing from Drobeta Turnu Severin to Alba Iulia, on bicycles.
Information and Contact:
Contact: Dan-George Lașcu – The Association President
Tel: +4 0744528 269,
Address: Smârdan, no. 1A, Drobeta Turnu Severin; Mehedinți, 220145
There are no subscriptions or fee within the Cyclomaniacs Association, the support for organizing events and actions being based on volunteering and sponsorship.
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GPS Coordinates: lat/ long: 44.6252668/ 22.658177199999955