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A cycle race through a gallery? Berlin Bicycle Week announces first Altbaukriterium in Berlin

Cycling is an essential part of life in Berlin. The seventh edition of the Berliner Fahrradschau, the largest cycling lifestyle show in the world and part of the Berlin Bicycle Week, takes place from 18-20 March. With well-known designers from the bike fashion industry, leading producers of exclusive accessories and trailblazing companies presenting their latest trends and innovations, the hearts of cycling enthusiasts are sure to beat faster.

Elli
Having a passion for cycling, but losing orientation easily, the Bike Citizens App was the perfect match for her early rides in Berlin. Since about two years she lives in Graz and is part of the Bike Citizens team. In the role as Head of Communications she helps bringing new ideas to life.
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Take 25 cyclists, a spacious gallery and an enthusiastic crowd, and you have all the ingredients for an Altbaukriterium.

  • The latest addition to proceedings at the Berlin Bicycle Week: a unique indoor cycle race Altbaukriterium, taking place in Berlin for the very first time.
  • Race duration: 4 hours on 20 March 2016, starting at 7 p.m. in the Bernheimer Contemporary gallery.
  • Starting places for 25 participants with a registration fee of €10 – registration opens two weeks before the race day.

Get ready for the first Altbaukriterium in Berlin

As a spectacular event to mark the official closing party, Bike Citizens has organised an Altbaukriterium together with Muchar Upcycles for the very first time this year. Haven’t heard about this yet? Even in Berlin, you haven’t quite seen everything just yet.

An indoor race previously held in apartment buildings, offices and bars, this is a unique event that also deserves a unique location. The 25 participants will blaze a trail through the rooms of the Bernheimer Contemporary gallery. The challenge involves twisting left and then right with your bike without taking off your feet or grabbing hold of any walls or works of art as you make your way through the premises. And it wouldn’t be a race if the fastest cyclist didn’t win.

The rules are quickly explained. Everyone is welcome at an Altbaukriterium event. Those who would like to take part should not delay, as the 25 starting places are highly sought-after and quickly filled. Information about the registration opening is available in advance at Altbaukriterium and from Bike Citizens. The Altbaukriterium is organised jointly by Bike Citizens and the founder of the indoor cycle race.

Review of former Altbaukriterium Races

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Elli
Having a passion for cycling, but losing orientation easily, the Bike Citizens App was the perfect match for her early rides in Berlin. Since about two years she lives in Graz and is part of the Bike Citizens team. In the role as Head of Communications she helps bringing new ideas to life.

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