Once upon a time people took their bicycle to get from one point to another, fast, clean, and healthy. That was once upon a time. These days, on the urban playgrounds of this planet the two-wheeler between the thighs is all about the style. Cycling is trendy, it’s a lifestyle and statement, stands for individualism. And there are few places hosting a scene as lively as here in Berlin. That is partly due to the annual Berliner Fahrradschau (“Berlin Bicycle Show”) – a unique event you must by no means miss during the next few days.
Between March 20 and 22 and for the sixth time running the fair halls at Gleisdreieck will turn into a wild boneshaker world when the cylophiliacs from around the world crown Berlin metropolis of bikes. In different areas the Berliner Fahrradschau 2015 serves you everything that is of interest within the field of urban cycling: City bikes are a questions of URBAN LIFESTYLE, sport bikes a matter of AMBITION; HANDMADE bikes will find their place as well as E-MOBILITY, and where TRAVEL & TRAIN highlights the boundless possibilities of bike travelling, VELO COUTURE turns the cycle lanes into runways. The trade show thereby specifically focuses on both professionals and all those, who see their steed as an attitude towards life. So you will not only find exhibitors and shows there, but also test tracks and workshops with plenty of opportunity to get your legs sour and your fingers dirty.
Following the continuous success of the last few years the organizers expanded the show beyond the frame of the actual trade show, calling the entire week Berlin Bicycle Week: From March 16 through March 22 numerous cycling events throughout the entire city will await you, like the Classic Bicycle Market, an international cycle polo championship and a mountainbike race in Viktoriapark. All information and dates can be found here.
If you belong to the favored few who can make sense of terms like Singlespeed Fixie you probably have itchy feet by now. If not, all the more reason to finally dive into the scene! You can find a comfy bed and fellow cyclists at Industriepalast Hostel, from here its only a leisurely 20 minute ride to the fair ground at Gleisdreieck, preferably with one of our rental bikes. Day passes are 10 € (3-day pass: 25 €) and can be purchased here in advance.
Saddle your steed and see you here in Berlin!
Blogger at Industriepalast Hostel
is Berliner by choice and a passionate backpacker himself. As a receptionist he knows the real hostel life; as a blogger he's been writing for Industriepalast Hostel's Berlin blog since 2014.