finally – the ✨official✨ route for ecotopia 2024!

hi dears, finally, here are the dates for the tour this year! below you can find some info on the projects and events we will be visiting/having. in the schedule you will always have an arrival date and a leaving date. this doesn’t mean you have to join on the arrival date or leave on the leaving date. it means that we as a tour plan to arrive and leave according to this schedule and you can join whenever fits you. :) schedule: —- Pyöräpaja HELSINKI (finland) 26.-30.06. –> preparation of the tour ! 01.07. – official START of the…

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what about ecotopia 2024??

—- hi everybody! —- after we kept getting questions about when and where ecotopia will happen this year, we realised that this info isn’t very visibly online yet. —- so here you go: we are going to the baltics, starting in southern finland and possibly ending in poland. so far we have fixed positive responses from a few projects but we’re actively working on it right now and we’re optimistic that there will be more answers soon! —- this is our very rough plan so far (please do not book tickets based on this!): —- towards end of june: starting…

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DIY Panniers

When you travel with your bicycle it is useful to be able, to carry your stuff on your bike instead of your back. Therefore you can get some expensive bags, that are made for that purpose, or you build something yourself!! In general, there is 2 options: Either you make something that hooks on your rack. Or you have a construction that allows you to easily attatch your backpack or whatever other things you have to transport. For the first option, you can either look for exisiting bags and add some hooks that they can hang on your rack: It…

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DIY Front Rack

It’s often useful to have plenty of loading options on your bike. So when you find loads of food in the dumpsters for example, you can easily take some and be a bit independent from trailers. It is actually pretty easy to attach a rear rack to the front of your bike. Rear racks can be very easily found in any bike kitchen. You just have to figure out the right size, that it doesn’t touch the wheel. If it messes with your mudguard, you can also just remove it. The front mudguard anyways doesn’t do much. You need to…

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An introduction to Ca La Fou

Ca La Fou is an ambitious ‘eco-industrial postcapitalist colony’, a day’s cycle outside barcelona. The group first visited this site in october 2010, and only moved here in july 2011. The enormous space was bought as a housing cooperative by the group with a loan from an ecological bank and support from a wider network. It was originally a ‘colonia,’ a factory workhouse dating back to the 13th century. The river running through provided energy for various mills, including a paper mill and a textile mill. this was replaced by a powerful hydroelectric plant after the site was abandoned for a…

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