Saturday, June 2, 2018

We have moved to a new website

Hold onto your hats, folks, its time we got our own brand new website.

Please update your bookmarks or how you link with us to:

All BikeSurf requests must be done through this new site.

Why have we gone to so much trouble?
  1. to allow other cities to join the network
  2. to develop a better and more efficient booking system
  3. to allow us increased flexibility in web design and functionality
  4. to protect your privacy and secure any information you submit
  5. to allow increased interactivity from our users
  6. to implement other suggestions from our users
Please feedback any comments/ suggestions by email - see contact page.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Bicycle auction 24th October *even cheaper at end of summer*

Some of you may not have been in Berlin long enough to hear about the bicycle auctions that happen on behalf of Polizei every two months. Those bikes that are not claimed by their owners after an allotted time are sold off to the highest bidder at these auctions.
Having attended many of these auctions, I recommend the Polizei auctions as they are more organised and have a larger number of bikes on offer.

The benefits of buying a bike in this manner are:
  • cheap bikes - cheaper than flohmarkts
  • proof of receipt - means you can sell off bike later more easily
  • not supporting bicycle theft
  • it's an exciting atmosphere and gives you a buzz when you're the highest bidder
  • It is best if you go there with someone who knows what to look out for in buying a second hand bike, as they are of varying quality and a little bit about how numbers sound in German is a plus.

    If you contact us at BSB, we may be attending and be able to help you out in choosing a suitable ride.

    The next Polizei auction --> see subject heading (viewing starts at 8am, auction from 10am)
    • ~ 200 bikes on offer usually (also other items, sporting equipment, cameras, laptops, phones, etc.)
    • no bidding slip required - bid using your upraised hand, pay for each item immediately after you have won it
    • well organised
    • cash only - no cards
    • will be taking place from 8am (viewing of bikes) and then auction starts at 10am upstairs
    • recommend you bring a picnic with you - eg snacks and tea
    Where? AssetOrb GmbH
    Werdauer Weg 23, 10829 Berlin (near S-Bahnhof Schöneberg)
    Polizei auction website - click here

    The details of all future Polizei auctions will be posted on this blog and on our Facebook page.

    Happy bidding!

    Lollapalooza 2017

    BikeSurfBerlin represented at Lollapalooza last weekend. Even though it was rainy, we got the chance to showcase our sharing ways by getting people to upcycle jewellery from old bike parts and print some fashionable BSB bags by hand.

    Bicycle repair workshop on Saturday 12th August

    Facebook event and details - click here

    Volunteers required for BikeSurfBerlin

    We need more volunteers to help out and make bikesurf grow. We need fresh ideas and faces on the team to help out.

    Specifically, we need people who can help out with the new website or are an aspiring bicycle mechanic.

    Contact us today if you want to find out more:

    Jewellery and bags of fun - Lollapolooza Sept 2016

    Visit BikeSurf at Lollapalooza Berlin

    ... and upcycle some bike parts!

    When? August 10-11
    Where? Lollapalooza festival in Treptower Park
    What? Eco projects in Berlin and upcycling workshops (Saturday at 18:00, Sunday at 13:30)

    The BikeSurf team will be representing our project in the eco neighborhood "Der Grüne Kiez" at Berlin's Lollapalooza festival next weekend. We have a small stand for meet and greeting with some information and materials (and STICKERS!) and some of our project's favorite mascots.

    We also will be leading some workshops on creative upcycling featuring bicycle materials, which, facilities depending, will likely also be a part of our permanent station in the Grüne Kiez sector. Come visit if you're there and make yourself some jewelry, stenciled tote bags, or one of our famous cog-and-chain keyrings!

    We have moved to a new website

    Hold onto your hats, folks, its time we got our own brand new website. Please update your bookmarks or how you link with us to: