Biketour 2012

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Hope to see you cycling with us in the future!


The Overview 2012 page outlines the key ideas of the tour of 2012. NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NOW HISTORICAL: PLEASE SEE THE HOME PAGE:[[Main_Page] AND THE 2013 PAGE:Biketour_2013.

+ Why are we touring by bicycle? +

  1. Because it will be a crazy awesome adventure.
  2. 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!
  3. The revolution will be pedal powered.

The route

Route 2012

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.


Organization Call-out 2012

Call-out 2012

Host request 2012

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. Open invitation for Sunday 8th Degrowth Biketour Openday call out.

Things needed for biketour

See the Equipment page. See what to bring for ideas about what participants need.

Travel plans and advice

Lots of people are starting to talk about travel plans getting to and from the biketour 2012 so I thought I would make a page where people can share this if they would like to.

Needs Translation

This texts needs to be translated for the website into key languages (of countries we are passing on - French, Catalan, Castellano, Italian):


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

Booklet 2012

Barcelona Connect Article

Degrowth Biketour Openday call out

Where to publicize it

Winter meeting

Wintermeeting 2012

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)

João payed for the trailers axels (needs refunding - not priority)


Links 2012

Degrowth and the Conference in Venice

Degrowth Workshop Can Decreix 21st July

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.

Registration Form 2012

2012 Registration Form Code