Bike tour: Art Spin Berlin 2015


Cycling and Art in the streets of Berlin

After last year’s success, Art Spin 2015 on July 24th is approaching fast. What is Art Spin? In their own words: “
Art Spin Berlin is a community based interactive bike and art tour of creative venues, art performances and site-specific installations.“ If that sounds a bit too grand, think of it as a bike tour with friends to cool places to see cool things and have the occassional cool drink while you’re at it.

James of Street Art Duo JBAK giving us some background on their piece at Landsberger Allee.

James of Street Art Duo JBAK giving us some background on their piece at Landsberger Allee.

Berlin has it’s fair share of cycling events, but most of them are somehow related to traffic and political issues. Art Spin on the other hand interconnects the cycling community with the very vibrant artist’s scene and takes you to places most would never see on their own. The only agenda here is to raise a bit of awareness for these artists.

Law enforcement last year was a bit dumbfounded to say the least –  at one point we were guarded by a bunch of officers in bullet-proof vests. This is one of the reasons the organizers kindly to ask you to register.

Rental bikes 50% off for all participants

Like last year we offer artsy folk who don’t have access to a bike in Berlin one of our rental bikes for half the regular price. That means you only have to pay 5 € and you can keep the bike for 24 hours. Just tell our staff on site, you’re there for Art Spin and you get the discounted price. Tiny drawback: you still need to fill out a contract and either leave some personal document (drivers license, passport) or a deposit of 50 €. Please show up with a little time to spare, since it might take a moment if there’s more than just a couple of people.

On top of that we are proud to be able supply the artists themselves with bikes free of charge.

Some impressions from last years tour; Art Spin 2014:

Trommelmusik um ert mal wach zu werden.

Trommelmusik um ert mal wach zu werden.

Happy Cyclista

Happy Cyclista

Stasi compund at Frankfurter Allee/Normannenstrasse

Stasi compund at Frankfurter Allee/Normannenstrasse

Street Art at Kaskelstraße

Street Art at Kaskelstraße

Fischerbrunnen in Lichtenberg Frankfurter Allee Ecke Möllendorfstrasse

Fischerbrunnen in Lichtenberg Frankfurter Allee Ecke Möllendorfstrasse

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