Baskil! #1 Bicycle Festival

A celebration of the power and potential of the bicycle. A fun festival for everyone, and a chance to experience a greener, friendlier urban environment.

Whether you want to ride a bike for the first time, discuss how more bicycles can make Lebanon’s cities better, or simply have a great time at a street festival on closed streets, you’re sure to find something for you.

Come to the whole festival or pick your day from the program below.

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WED 23rd – SUN 27th / ‘The Good City’ /
Exhibition about the Copenhagen model – how bicycles can be the basis of a whole city’s transportation system.
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WEDNESDAY 23rd / Opening event
/ 2 – 5pm / Karantina Public Garden

>> speeches from the Danish Ambassador, representatives of the local community and festival organisers.
>> come launch the festival and check out the Good City exhibition.

THURSDAY 24th / Baskil Biking School
/ 4 – 7pm / Forum de Beyrouth

>> make your first steps into cycling, or improve your balance in a safe environment.
>> instructors will give workshops for absolute beginners and novices.
>> parking and bike rental available at Forum de Beyrouth.
>> delicious food will be available from the local community of Medawar.

Baskil! #1 Bicycle Festival

Baskil! #1 Bicycle Festival

FRIDAY 25th / Baskil Bike Talks
/ 5 – 9pm / Karantina Public Garden

>> come hear professionals and activists from the fields of cycling, urban planning and transportation present their vision for Lebanon’s cities.
>> join the discussion, along with local and international companies and NGOs.
>> enjoy a picnic in the Public Garden, with food available from Medawar locals.
>> parking and bike rental available at Forum de Beyrouth.

SATURDAY 26th / Workshop Day and Street Festival
/ 12 – 7pm / Forum and Medawar area

>> bike fixing, painting and beautification at the Public Garden – bring your old bike and give it new life.
>> performers, artists and musicians bring the streets of Medawar to life.
>> BMXers, skaters and rollerbladers.
>> delicious food will be available from the local community of Medawar.
>> parking and bike rental available at Forum de Beyrouth.

SUNDAY 27th / Riding Day and Street Festival
/ 9am – 7pm / Forum and Medawar area

>> guided bike ride around Beirut, starting at Forum de Beyrouth at 9am and finishing in Medawar.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR BIKES IN ADVANCE BY EMAILING info@cycling-circle.com! (200 bikes available for rent)
>> guided rides within the area.
>> more music, art and performances on the streets of Medawar.
>> BMXers, skaters and rollerbladers.
>> delicious food will be available from the local community of Medawar.
>> parking and bike rental available at Forum de Beyrouth.

You can bring your bicycle, or just rent one on the spot at the Forum of Beirut.

Come enjoy the spirit, and don’t forget to baskil!

This event is organized by The Danish Embassy in Beirut, MENA DRC, CyclingCircle, Public Interest Design Levant and El Khoder Neighborhood Development Association, covered by Commercial Insurance

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