cycling.connects

The 12th edition of the Austrian Cycling Summit is going to take place in Graz from May 27th to 29th. The Styrian cycling capital Graz invites cycling enthusiasts to participate and engange with national and international experts for these three days.

The 12th edition of the Austrian Cycling Summit is held under the general motto “cycling.connects”. This motto, which can be interpreted in many ways, was chosen deliberately to indicate that the topic cycling is indeed multifaceted.
In order to reflect this versatility in the program of the Cycling Summit, an open call for papers and posters was conducted. A high number of high-quality abstracts was submitted, and thus the participants of the Cycling Summit can look forward to over 50 interesting presentations. In addition, the bicycle-theft-workshop of the Urban Mobility Lab Graz, the Expo-area with a variety of exhibition booths of cycling-related companies and initiatives, as well as the poster / balloon session offer plenty of possibilities for knowledge exchange and networking.

Keynotes: What connects Graz, Ljubljana and Groningen?

This year’s keynote-speeches focus on cities – what connects them, what distinguishes them from each other, and what conclusions can we draw? Graz, Ljubljana and Groningen – three cities with similar framework conditions regarding inhabitants, built-up area, and topography – take noticeably different approaches when it comes to preparing suitable conditions for bicycle transport. Insights into the past, present, and future of these cities combined with an excursion into the surroundings – the cities’ regions.

Cycling Parade and Excursions

Another highlight of this year’s Cycling Summit is the cooperation with “CityRadeln Graz”, a cycling parade through the city of Graz, finishing with a cyclists’ party in the famous venue “Dom im Berg”. On the last day of the Cycling Summit, interesting excursions invite to explore the local peculiarities and characteristics of Graz from a cyclist’s point of view.

The registration for the 12th Austrian Cycling Summit is open until May 17th and free of charge. Please note that the number of participants is limited and register in time. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Graz!