Traditions in flux – librarians on the move’ – we take the motto at its word and want to dispel some clichés with a demonstration on wheels through downtown Berlin! We show ourselves in a public and media-effective way in an unusual context and set an example for the important concerns and functions of libraries in society and for the common good. With this bicycle action, we also want to welcome the group of 100 international cyclists who set out from Copenhagen to the 100th Librarians’ Day in Berlin, accompany them on their last stage of ‘Cycling for Libraries’ and take the home stretch together.
And we would like to give the 100th German Librarians’ Day, as an event with an outstanding tradition, the attention and honor it deserves.
Join us, be part of this unique experience and terrific fun – after all, we want to present the strength of libraries also through a numerically strong image!
Meeting point: Berlin Central Station
Meeting point is the small street ‘Alexanderufer’ east of the Hbf at the Humboldthafen. It is a three minute walk from the main station and offers enough space to place the rental bikes there.
Tour through Berlin (length: approx. 9 km)
The tour goes from the main station in Berlin through Berlin’s government district and the center of the city on through Kreuzberg to Sonnenallee in Berlin’s east. The finish line is in front of the conference center Estrel, where the 100th Librarians’ Day will take place. Finish line punctually at 11:30 a.m. for the press conference
The adfc Berlin e.V. (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club ) will be there for route planning, application and support during the tour. Experienced law enforcement officers, technical supporters and the German Red Cross will be riding along! The ride will be registered as a political demonstration.
Participation is free of charge!
The fee for a rental bike is 15 EUR: You reserve a rental bike by clicking on this accordingly during registration (see above). The company ‘Berlin on bikes’ provides high-quality bikes at the starting point. Simply pick up your reserved and for you suitable rental bike including bike helmet at the start. Immediately after the finish line at the conference center you return the bike – your own transport back to the starting point is not necessary.
So that you can take part in the bike action unhindered, your luggage will be picked up at the start and taken to the conference center. There you can pick it up again after entering the finishing straight.