CYCLEHACK AMSTERDAM: THE 2-DAY EVENT FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO IMPROVE CYCLING IN THE CITY
In the weekend of June 25 and 26, people in over 28 cities get together to make cycling better and more fun. Of course Amsterdam will be part of this, and shift into the highest gear to move from problem to idea to prototype. This year, the location of Cyclehack is the CycleSpace Pavilion at FabCity Kop van Java, a unique and inspiring village showcasing the future of everyday living.
On Saturday at 10.00 the collecting and inventing of one-of-a-kind bike-ideas begins, and on Sunday 16.00 we show the built prototypes in a presentation to the jury and public.
Saturday will be all about inspiration, brainstorming, workshops and creating ideas. At 17.00 the official program ends, but you are welcome to stay for a BBQ and continue working on your hack, for as long as you want. Do you want to stay for the night? This is possible, just bring your own mat and sleeping bag. On Sunday morning 10.00 we kickstart the day with coffee and continue our work. This day is all about preparing for the presentation of the hacks at 16.00, with an independent jury and public, also for the kids. From 17.00 onward we celebrate with drinks and party for everyone.
CYCLEHACK KIDS (FOR CHILDREN AGE 6-16
Sunday 10.00-15.00 there will also be Cyclehack Kids (so bring them along, also the younger ones, we provide babysit as well!) lead by social designer and educator Emer Beamer. Through her Design-a-Ton School, Emer teaches children to design a better future using new technologies. She lead Global Children Design-a-tons in Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and Nairobi. The theme for Cyclehack Kids is safety, we will do a fun workshop with together with Veilig Verkeer Nederland.
Complete Cyclehack experience - including food and drinks: €20
Dayticket Saturday: idea generation - including food and drinks: €12,50
Dayticket Sunday: building a prototype - including food and drinks: €12,50
Cyclehack Kids - including food and drinks: €10,-
It's also possible to order tickets just for the program, without food and drinks. Those tickets are free.
After two days of designing and thinking out prototypes, brain crunching and good laughs, it was there: the presentation to the jury for best innovations of Cyclehack 2015. The jury was happily surprised by the bandwidth and depth of the ideas, ‘every idea presented, is fully developed and could readily be implemented’.