Velo-city 2024
18-21 June 2024

Cycle with us



Ghent wouldn't be the wonderful cycling city it is without all the locals who pedal around town every day. That's why the city organises the Velo-festival for the people of Ghent in the weeks before and during the Velo-city conference. There will be fun activities happening all over the city, and of course the Bike Parade, the yearly highlight of the conference where the local community meets the Velocitizens!


Although many activities on the Velo-festival are in Dutch, the ones listed below are also interesting for the international Velo-city community. If you are interested in the other activities as well, check out the full programme of the Velo-festival here.


Photo exhibition 

by Fietsersbond Gent 


When: 1-19 June 

Where: in shop windows of various cycling stores


Discover 31 grandiose cycling photos spanning 31 years of Ghent's cycling history! The photo exhibition is dispersed throughout the city, showcased behind shop windows and on doors of bicycle stores. Featuring both black-and-white and coloured photos, the exhibition highlights Ghent’s bicycle policy development from the policy plan in 1993 to the present day.


Bicycle tattoos

by Netwerk Duurzame Mobiliteit


When: 1-19 June 

Where: to be confirmed


Get a tattoo done by the artists of Studio Klinik in honour of the '30 Days Less Driving' initiative in June. We’ll be tattooing up to 100 people with bicycle-themed designs to show that we want to train, walk, car-share and, of course, cycle more!  


Velo fix fair

by Fietskeukens, El Laboristo and Grinta Koeriers


When: Sunday 16 June, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Stadshal, Poeljemarkt


Explore the exciting cycling event happening at the city center! Visitors can participate in small repairs under the guidance of volunteers or test their cycling skills on the challenging obstacle course using a cargo bike. There's plenty more to enjoy such as the championship tire patching, ice cream from a cargo bike and street theatre performances.


Free tire pumping & chain lubrication

by De Fietsambassade


When: several days in June

Where: at different locations throughout the city


Show your bicycle some love! De Fietsambassade offers free tire pumping and chain lubrication at various locations throughout the city. Most importantly, they will be available to assist you at 't Kuipke just before the Bike Parade begins there.


Expo De Zesdaagse

by Huis Van Alijn and wzc Exalta


When: 1 - 27 June 

Where: wzc Exalta, Sint-Jozef Molenaarsstraat 34


Buckle up for a ride through life on and off track. The lives of legends, Olympic champions, little heroes and big races. Museum Huis Van Alijn revives the heyday of the Belgian six-day cycling event in the Exalta residential care center.


Urban Wheelz

by Wallin’ vzw


When: continuously

Where: Skatepark Kleindokkaai


Wallin’ and artist DAKE25 collaborated to create a street art mural, giving the facade of the building at the skate park a nice upgrade. Inspired by cycling, they infused their own distinctive styles into this artwork that blends in seamlessly with the edgy environment.

Bike parade

When: Wednesday 19 June 2024, 6:30 pm

Where: start at ‘t Kuipke in the Citadelpark (Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Ghent), arrival at Vrijdagmarkt 


Discover Ghent and meet locals during this year’s Bike Parade! In about 10 km, the route leads us across the Louisa d'Havé bridge, along the B401 highway, past the Portus Ganda harbour and through the Old Docks. With several animations along the route, live music at the end and thousands of cyclists from around the world, the Bike Parade is sure to be the highlight of the Velo-festival. 


The event is open to anyone who would like to come and cycle along – even at the last minute. There is no need to register in advance.