City Cycling – Newport News
City Cycling or STADTRADELN is an amateur cycling competition. It is a campaign of the European agency – Climate Alliance. Teams of at least two (2) cyclists compete over a 21-day period to cover as many kilometers as possible. The competition aims to protect the climate, promote cycling and improve the quality of life in municipalities and, ultimately, have fun!
Newport News is the 1st US city to participate in City Cycling. We joined City Cycling at the request of our German Sister City – Greifswald (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Greifswald has participated in “STADTRADELN” since 2015. CITY CYCLING provides a creative way for citizens in both communities to safely connect and exchange during a global pandemic. Last year, 2,172 cities with over 800,000 cyclists participated word wide in the competition, cycling over 1.5 million kilometers. Greifswald cycled 326,266 kilometers and finished #154. Newport News cycled 28,778 kilometers finishing# 1,281. Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc. is proud to be the non-profit managing City Cycling USA in our community.
Who is able to participate?
Anyone who lives, works, belongs to a club or attends school or university in Newport News.