The Overview 2012 page outlines the key a ideas of the tour this year.
+ Why are we touring by bicycle? +
- Because it will be a crazy awesome adventure.
- We want to influence by example: if we can travel hundreds of km from one place to the next hauling loads of gear, surely you can manage to ride your bike to go grocery shopping a few km down the road!
- The revolution will be pedal powered.
This years tour begins in Spain and finishes in Italy. The theme is degrowth and we are now searching for projects and actions to visit and participate in this summer.
Here is a google map where we are starting to collect route ideas, please add any; places, projects, action camps, ecovillages, contacts which we could visit along the way.
Preparation weekend 2012
The first weekend of the biketour is from 6-9th July at Can Masdeu in Barcelona. Go to Preparation weekend 2012 for more details.
BT 2012 advertising material - Let's keep a track of flyers, the booklet, design (put all links for propaganda materials on this wikipage)
S!lence draft - French publication happy to print an article
Things needed for biketour
This year the winter meeting will be held in Cerbere on the French side of the Spain/France border. For more info click here.
BT 2012 workshop
Last year in Italy we held a workshop by a lake which looked as the past present and future of biketour, find the BT 2012 workshop notes here.
Money from past years
500€ from last year with Helene, R&D bank details given
310.70€ with Alice in cash (460.70€ minus 150€ used to pay the translator)
This texts needs to be translated for the website into key languages (of countries we are passing on - French, Catalan, Castellano, Italian):
- Welcome Text 2012
- Route Text 2012
- Participation guidelines
- Organization Call-out 2012
- Biketour 2012/1st Flyer
- Host request 2012
- Website Menus 2012
Where to publicize it
- http://carbusters.org/ (check email to follow up)
Degrowth Conference in Venice
There is a big Degrowth conference from 19th-23rd September 2012, Research and Degrowth here in Barcelona are involved with organising this and it has been proposed that this is the final destination of the tour. We aim to find a camp outside of town to unite us rather than scattering through the city. We would link with the conference with some kind of action and negotiate free entry for BT participants for part of the conference.
Here is the latest conference information available in english.
Here is the conference website.