Berliner Fahrradschau – Berlin Bicycle Week 2016

Lifestyle, bikes & action in Berlin

For those of you who don’t ride all year; spring is upon us and thus the official cycling season is about to commence. For a few years now Berliner Fahrradschau (BFS) has been the signal to finally get on your bike again.

Berliner Fahrradschau 2016 takes place from March 18th to 20th 2016 at Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 7 in Kreuzberg (U Möckernbrücke).

Opening hours for BFS 2016

Friday, March 18th: 18:00 – 23:00 h
Saturday, March 29th: 10:00 – 19:00 h
Sunday, March 21st: 10:00 – 18:00 h

In its 7th year BFS is bigger than ever and will fill the whole compound at Station Berlin with their lifestyle-oriented celebration of velo-culture. Get a glimpse from last years tradeshow and take a look at our

Video Berliner Fahrradschau 2015

 

Like in 2015 and the years before the bike trade-show Berliner Fahrradschau 2016 will present a huge variety of brands. While the other tradeshow velo Berlin has a lot of traders, service companies, eg for bike travel, and a generally more typical approach, BFS is heavy on the lifestyle aspect of cycling and small or medium manufacturers. Of course more and more big brands like Cannondale and Schwalbe will be at the show as it grows, but at its heart it is still a showroom for small and medium-sized bike companies. Typically run by their founders with a keen focus on quality and an overall passion for their products. Cargobike brands like Larry vs. Harry and Omnium, small Italian frame builders or local designer of cycling wear shake hands with customers, athletes and assorted bike-nerds from all over Europe. If you are a bike lover BFS is a mandatory event in Berlin that is the definition of bike-porn.

Berlin Bicycle Week 2016

Since 2015 BFS is part of Berlin Bicyclce Week, a week-long series of events for and by cyclists that show the wunderful diversity of the cycling community. We picked some of their best events, but still it will be hard to attend them all, so take your pick:

Top events for Berlin Bicycle Week 2016

  • E-bike ride at the Berlin Wall. Bike tour from Berlin on Bike with various pedelecs for 19€ including a ticket for Berliner Fahrradschau
  • THF Testival: Friday afternoon and all Saturday, you can test a selection of bike on the open field of the former airport at Tempelhof, just around the corner from Station Berlin.
  • Also battling each other at the airport will be the highwheel community. Surely a spectacular prospect; seeing Pennyfarthings in full speed. Saturday 14:00 h.
  • Altbau Criterium; an indoor bike race in classical Berlin flats – tight corners and slippery floors garantueed.
  • Bärlin Pedal Battle is the ultimate connection of knightly valour with modern bike love – Jousting included.
  • Berlin Trials Cup, taking place all three days of Berliner Fahrradschau 2016
  • Tweed Day on Wednesday is a bike tour for everyone who would never think of leaving the house in Lycra, much less ride in it. Tickets are 15 € for the ride and entry to BFS, but I guess if you just show up at Brandenburg Gate for a couple of photos it will be ok.

To shorten the wait a bit, you might enjoy browsing our gallery from Berlin Bicycle Week 2015

 

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