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Bike Talks

Pro Velo is organising the second edition of “Bike Talks ” with its bike partners. What is it? They are differnent themed meetings of about 2 hours about bike trips that allow you to answer these questions: how do I choose my route? What equipment should I bring? Where do I sleep and eat? What route planning tools are there? What budget should I anticipate? Bike trips: are they for me? Which bike should I choose?

And all of that, of course, depends on different situations: adult, small budget or solo women, and which itineraries. At each Bike Talk, Pro Velo and its partners will share with you all their rich knowledge of practical and technical advice, followed by stories from bike riders. You will also be offered a practical portion with workshops on bike mechanics (beginners’ level) or even testing touring bikes, for example...each Bike Talk has its own special feature.

« Which travel bike to choose ? »

Sunday 27 March from 2pm to 4pm at the Bike Brussels salon in collaboration with the Ateliers de la Rue Voot,  and the 2 touring bike specialists La Maison du Vélo, Bike Your City.

What type of bike should I use for a bike trip? What equipment? Which tyres should I choose? What position should I adopt on my bike? What are the advantages and disadvantages of bags to redistribute weight? What budget do you need for a second-hand bike and to fix it up yourself or buy a new one? Les Ateliers de la rue Voot, the Maison du Vélo and Bike Your City will come and answer your questions with their expertise.

« Women and bike travelling » (+ projection of "Woment don't cycle" by Manon Brulard)

Wednesday 20 April from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm - Cinéma Aventure

Do you find travelling alone as a woman daunting? This Bike Talk is made for you.

Where to sleep and eat? How do I plan my trip? What equipment should I bring? What clothes should I bring? Which routes should I choose? What budget?

Johanne, Bérénice, Sandrine, Marie-Hélène et Miel, female bike riders who have gone for it will come and exchange their experience with you to provide practical and concrete feedback. A sharing moment during which you can ask all of your question!

The evening will end with the projection of "Women don't cycle" in presence of Manon Brulard."

The entrance fee is 10 euros.

Organising a Low Cost Bike Ride

Wednesday 22 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Les Ateliers de la Rue Voot at VUB (40 Boulevard du Triomphe, 1160 Auderghem).

Pro Velo will give you all the best tips for a low budget bike ride: where can you homestay? What equipment is absolutely essential? What destinations are near you?

Les Ateliers de la Rue Voot will show you how to strip and restore a touring bike to get a bike that suits your budget while using quality salvaged materials.

Marc, a guide at Pro Velo and a big thrifty traveller, will present his tips to you through an account of his many bike trips in Europe.

The entrance fee is 5 euros.

Our partners of the Bike Talks

Through developing personalised solutions that facilitate and encourage people to transition to cycling, the non-profit organisation Pro Velo contributes to a higher quality of life.