Mad bikes and people crazy about bikes will get together at Vélocity to celebrate bicycles: design, music, new technologies, gastronomy, tourism, shows, crazy racing, workshops. Have a look at the many facets of bikes at Velocity. After the race, from 14:00 to 18:00, artists, associations, freestylers, designers and animators will get on their bike for a glorious ending to the day. A convivial apero and food booths will satisfy everyone between 18:00 and 22:00.
Velocity will come to life in the magnificent setting of the Bois de la Cambre!
1. Actors of cycling
Turn the “Wheel of fortune” and test your traffic regulations knowledge with the le Gracq and Fietsersbond to cycle as optimally as possible. Try out some electric bikes with Pro Velo and purchase the latest accessories at low prices. Cyclo will carry out small repairs to maintain your bikes and a “video-game” event! This will be a perfect opportunity to Pimp My Bike, an event organised by Cycloperativa, or to learn to fix your two-wheeler on your own thanks to the participative workshops of La Rue Voot ! A cycling skills course will be available for children. With non-profit organisation Vélo M², learn to grind coffee beans, recharge your phone or print a 3D object simply by pedalling !
2. Cyclo rides
Several tailor-made guided rides will allow you to discover Brussels and the Bois de la Cambre under a new light. Choose amongst the many themes on offer: nature (Cactus Brussels), gastronomy, silence, ecology or Soignes forest. You’re bound to find what you’re secretly dreaming of ! With Brucycle Stories, let yourself be guided on a genuine Asian rickshaw whilst you listen to the tales of Brussels-dwellers who will whisper their most secret childhood stories about the city. An urban tale of sorts. (with the support of the Brussels Centre Public d’Action Social)
3. Quirky courses
Come and break a record with your friends and family on the circuit in the Bois de la Cambre. La Compagnie Zinderling will organize the world’s tiniest bike race. It will be the slowest yet the quickest on site! Test a variety of fun bikes with Circomédie. The Ateliers de la rue Voot will organise a special race for foldable bicycles before announcing the winner on the podium. On your marks, get set, pedal! Departures at 16:00, 16:30 and final at 17:30. €2 per registration up to a limit of 100 registrations. http://bit.ly/2rooXZn
The Belgian Paralympic Committee will join the BXL TOUR to present its activities and will let you test the hand bikes and tandems used by the athletes in disabled sports competitions.
Discover the spectacular figures of Bike Trial on modules and on the ground with the Flatland BMX, Durt Bike and Monocycle Trial. Children can learn to cycle at their own pace in a course specially designed for them by the Ateliers de la Rue Voot.
5. Great diversion
Transformed, handled, quirky, the bike undergoes a total makeover in the journeys of the pitchemen, Japanese theatre “Kamishibaï”, a Velodroom tent for a show race and vintage merry-go-around for children only. Cyclophones will give rythm to the dynamos and a juke-o-cycle will spin your favourite records. Discover gardening under a new light with Cyclo Gardens’ cargo bike. Children will be able to create beautiful drawings as they pedal !