2019Dec 06

Cycling Connects Congress - FietsCongres 2019


Location: Tervantstraat 2B Beringen


13u00  Open Doors: coffee & take your time to discover the booths

14u00  Official Opening by Minister Lydia Peeters (tbc), Flemish minister of Mobility, and also mayor of Dilsen-Stokkem (Limburg)

14u15  Introduction by Bike Valley (Stefanie Lambeens, manager Bike Valley)

Stefanie will briefly introduce the history of Bike Valley, the services of Bike Valley and current projects. Also, the new RIDE Lab where the newest e-bikes and speedelecs can be tried will be presented.

14u30  Kick-Off “Cycling Connects” -project (Jos Ernenst, project leader)

Jos Ernenst will officially launch the Cycling Connects project which connects 3 countries with 1 cycling experience: a special network of cycling routes through the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. Everyone will be asked to become a proud member… see cyclingconnects.eu

14u45  Mobilidata - project (Erin Cosemans, IMEC)

Erin will give more insights into the Mobilidata -project where innovative traffic solutions are created that help make traffic flow more smoothly, more sustainably and more safely for every road user. We will also discuss a new bike safety test project in Bike Valley… see mobilidata.be


Every organization can have maximum 5 minutes to present itself and their latest innovation(s) and their specific needs for collaborations

SHORTLIST OF PITCHES (to be updated regularly):

  • WOW, Universal Loading and Locking Solution, pitched by Ton Kooymans
  • Mobit, Bike Sharing and Smart Locks, pitched by Alexander De Bièvre
  • E-motionlabs, Groundbreaking enabling technology to push the micromobility revolution with light electric vehicles, pitched by Cédric Langer
  • Megameister, New developments in cycling wear, pitched by Jos Ruiterman
  • Team Cyclis, The rise of bike leasing in Flanders, pitched by Joep Kempens
  • Fietsen door de bomen, The challenge of combining mobility and nature, pitched by Nele Lijnen
  • Verhofste, New cycling infrastructure, pitched by Simon Steels

Closure of the congress with a potential visit to the Ride Lab and networking at the Aero Bar (Bar underneath the wind tunnel)16u30   VISIT TO RIDE LAB and/or AERO BAR - CLOSURE


You can register via  https://www.eventbrite.be/e/80635162943​