Ook dit jaar zal er weer een DIY bikefest gaan plaatsvinden en wel eind september (27-29) in Nijmegen.
Aangezien het festival vorig jaar niet geheel is doorgegaan door toedoen van de Utrechtse politie (meer info zie elders op deze website) hebben we opnieuw een startkapitaal nodig. Vandaar dat als benefiet de Nijmegenaren Amsterdam onveilig komen maken…..
Because we had some problems last year we need some new startup money for the bikefest. So we are giving a party at the OCCII with bands and DJ’s from Nijmegen and food cooked by some of the Nijmegen peoples kithcen chefs…
Er zal eten zijn in de MKZ gekookt door Nijmeegse koks.
En daarna Nijmeegse bands en dj’s in de Occ InIt
ook is er een cocktail bar
DJ Arvin…. Dance till you drop!
Dj Anita de Killer….. Goed fout!
Dj Modderpunk…… Electrified!
Bikefest is dood, lang leve bikefest!
Morgenmiddag om 14 uur organiseert bikefest een bikepicknick in het Griftpark in Utrecht. Een rustgevende middag vol bikegames, workshops and reparaties, Dus haal je oma’s oude barrel uit de schuur of kom op je super hipster fixie, pimp die shit stelletje patsers.
Dankzij onze vrienden van de Grachtenloop die morgen de straten vrij van auto’s rennen gaat de geplande criticall mass niet door. En hebben wij fietspiraten een dagje vrij om onze skills te laten zien in het skatepark.
Dus komt allen, bring vrienden. And ride with us. There will be soup!!!
We willen iedereen bedanken die ons de afgelopen dagen hebben gesteund met hun hulp, gastvrijheid en support om dee dag nog mogelijk te maken.
Dus: Zondag 30 September ? 14 uur Griftpark, Utrecht
Ga toch fietsen!! (platte banden geen excuus)
Tomorrow at 14h bikefest organises a bike picnic in the Griftpark in Utrecht. A nice afternoon full of bike games, workshops and repairs. So bring your grandma’s old rusty rider or super hipster fixie and pimp it up and show off you posers.
Thanks to our friends of the grachtenloop that will be running the streets free from cars, our planned critical mass will not happen. So we, the bikepirates have a free day to show of skills in the skatepark.
Come all, bring friends. And ride with us. There will be soup!
We would like to thank everyone that has supported us the last few days and offered their help, hospitality and support for making this day possible.
So: Sunday 30th of September / 14h Griftpark Utrecht
Ga toch fietsen!! (flat tires are no excuse)
Bikefest can’t be at the old location at Maarssenbroeksedijk 9, we lost the court case against the eviction so we had to leave.
But the bikefest weekend is not over yet! Later this afternoon there will be an update of what we are still going to do.
yesterday there was an inspection by the fire brigade and today the cops came by to say the place was unsafe to live in and they are going to evict the place as 13:00 today. Any help moving stuff of the people who live there and of bikefest will be realy apreciated!!!
statement on indymedia (in dutch): https://www.indymedia.nl/node/8782
press release about the attempt to shut down this website (also in dutch): http://www.puscii.nl/blog/content/persbericht-politie-wil-alsnog-internetcensuur-toepassen-bij-aankondigingen-van-feesten
29 – 30 September 2012
Ga toch fietsen!
Yes, it will happen again this year: The DIY Bikefest!
Organized already for the 4th time, the DIY Bikefest’s is a perfect mix of serious politics and some serious fun. Gearheads of all sorts will be brought together by this event built of solidarity, respect, tireless volunteer work and a whole lot of bike oil.
This weekend will be for bike punks, bike freaks and lunatics on two wheels. For adrenaline addicts, seekers of positive destruction (we’ve got two words for you: BIKE WARS!) and the laughing spectators of this rolling madness. For enthusiastic newcomers who want to see, learn and experience themselves what it feels like to build your own cycling circus in just two days. In short: for you.
for more info check whatwherewhen??
pfff, that was this years bikefest again! Between all the hard work we had fun. Thanks everybody for making this possible.
Of course now you are looking for pictures and video’s. Unfortunately I don’t have them. So anyone with interesting footage that is posted somewhere: let us know!
And see you next year!
So, though it’s raining, we have enough space inside for the bikefun!
There were two well visited workshops today, and many people building bikes in the workspace.
At 4 there will be a Bakfietsrace, including some nice obstacles and barriers that will need very good manouvring skills.
At 7 dinner by Water en Brood, the bio vegan restaurant of the Piratenbar.
Then it’s time for tallbikejousting and other fun tallbikesgames (like koekhappen)
The eveningprogram is filled with great bands and dj’s. Noodweer, rammelfietspunx from Groningen, Over the Top with fast and crazy hardcoremadness from Germany and Afonia will deliver powerviolencefrom Russia.! Afterwards DJ Sil play electropunk with an edge , and DJ Susan, with all sounds from the underground and beyond. Yahoo!
The workspace is all prepared (and WOW, we have shitloads of bikes, wrecks as well as simple repairable pieces, to work with), the sun is shining, and some lovely seitan is being made for the vegan BBQ which will be at 7 today.
At 7.30 you can subscribe for the alleycat – it will be a pretty damn nice one again, we promise
At 8 o’clock BIKESMUT will have a show, with queer bike erotics…
Tonight two bands will play: Mad Idea [like Poison Idea, from Groningen] and True, croatian metalcrust.
Tomorrow we have a busy schedule, with a ‘wheel spoking’ workshop, arc welding, bakfietsraces, tallbikefun, stands and more enjoyables. Hell yeah, more program, check here.