The Cyclocamp is an international festival on cycling and more specifically on do it yourself (DIY), bike trip, self-repair workshops, knowledge sharing. The event, which has existed since 2011, changes city/country each year. It is carried this year by the Cambouis association, it will take place over 10 days, from 21 to July 30 2023 in Strasbourg, at pré Saint-Gall. Their you could pehaps find: manufacturing/testing of special bikes, “Do it yourself” manufacturing workshops, self-repair workshops, knowledge sharing, screen printing, concerts, film evenings, relaxation area, alternative information kiosk, fair and games, throwing tires, refreshment bar, foodbike, scenography made from recycled materials… everything is possible. The activities are made by the poeple who come, so bring your energy, dreams and smile 🙂
The Cyclocamp should provide do-it-yourself (DIY) bicycle repairshops with an opportunity to reflect upon themselves, learn from other DIY-bicycle repairshops and have fun together. We feel the need to (inter)connect with projects similar to ours, learn from other experiences and other projects.
The festival should be completely self organized, there should be no « orga-team » dominating the discourse and it should be as cheap as possible, no profit should be made. But there is a group providing necessary infrastructure. The festival area is free and all necessary work should be done by ourselves. For the rest of costs we think about collective fundraising such as a merchandising stand. The participants should think about what they want to do, everything is possible: build crazy bikes, discuss, show films, make a workshop, print T-shirts, music, …. so what do u wanna do?
Here is a movie of the first cyclocamp 2011 in Linz (Austria) :