The beauty contest for bicycles is a trip to the more distant islands of Planet Velo. A good ten masters* of bicycle construction from all over Europe present their handmade, rideable works of art at the FESTIVAL in Europaallee. The audience is also the jury and votes on whose bike will receive the beauty plaque. Stop by and cast your vote for your favorite bike.
We are, it seems, at a turning point in various areas; a turn of the times is at hand. A central theme here: mobility in cities.
The theme of the Bike Lovers Contest 2023 is called EVERYDAY - NOT EVERYDAY. Expected are concept bikes, one-offs, prototype bikes that show what everyday cycling will look like in the future: What is a future-proof urban bicycle? A pedal-powered vehicle for the city of tomorrow? Will e-bikes continue to flood the city, or will the classic urban bike find its way back to the masses? Is even the gravel bike pushing into the city like the fox, or is the all-weather, fully-wired velomobile finally making its breakthrough?
Voting Audience Award
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Show up and vote for your favorite bike
Winner's award ceremony and closing aperitif
Awarding of the audience award as well as judging and bike presentation by the jury. Subsequently, there is in open framework an exchange between jury, frame builders and interested parties. All are cordially eigeladen.
Europaallee at the CYCLE WEEK Welcome tent on the Europaplatz
Custom frame building. In this workshop from the Bike Lovers Contest, the frame builders give you tips on custom bikes.