ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Nº275 Stoked for Bespoked! 🔧 ⚙️

Nº275: Very stoked for Bespoked! Is Sour the new All-City? Girona Mania with OMM. Lee Craigie's book tour & NOMOQ visits Stadshaven. The European Outdoor Film Tour, "How to See Beauty," and the next BMX jam. Echobox is hiring & Stephan de Goede's new site and a tall bike tour around the world!
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Nº275 Stoked for Bespoked! 🔧 ⚙️
The stoke is real! Dresden will be bustling with framebuilders & custom bike excitement this weekend!
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Hello!

The Bespoked Handmade Bikeshow kicks off this Friday in Dresden! I'll be traveling to the show with my friends Hahn of Rossman Cycles & Rob of Quirk Cycles. Bespoked has been an annual tradition for me since 2016. I'm genuinely stoked!

Bregan of CRANK! Communications and I have been working behind the scenes to help promote this edition of the show & will continue to do so for all those unable to go. Expect daily highlight reels on the Bespoked insta about the 102 exhibitors attending from no less than 17 countries! How cool is that?!

  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 50
  • 🇫🇷 France: 9
  • 🇬🇧 UK: 9
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 7
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: 6
  • 🇵🇱 Poland: 4
  • 🇮🇹 Italy: 4
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 3
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 2
  • 🇨🇴 Colombia: 1
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania: 1
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 1
  • 🇺🇸 USA: 1
  • 🇨🇭Switzerland: 1
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 1
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine: 1
  • 🇹🇼 Taiwan: 1
Here is the schedule:

(including Weds & Thursday Factory tours that you can register for here)

Wednesday 11 October
  • Bike24
  • BEAST Components
  • Velocium
Thursday 12 October
  • Tex-Lock
  • Dlouhy Cycles
  • Diamant Bicycle Works
  • Cotesa // Ponomarets Bike
Friday 13 October
  • 10AM – 2PM : Bespoked 2023 Press opening
  • 2PM – 6PM : Bespoked Public opening
Saturday 14 October
  • 08.00 – Sour Bikes Sweeeeet 40K Gravel Ride
  • 10.00 – Show open
  • 11.00 – 11.45 -TALK – Taking Care with Alex Claus of Portus Cycles DE
  • 12.00 – 12.30 – FILM – Freak Bikes by Swamp Films ENG with DE subtitles
  • 12.45 – 13.30 – TALK – Freak Bikes with Drust, Nonstop Schwitzen and Swamp Films ENG/DE
  • 13.45 – 14.15 – FILM – ‘Never Lost’ by Kilian Reil supported by Schwalbe. The film includes cyclists Quinda Verheul, Joergen Trepp, Leanne Bentley, and Kilian Reil. ENG Q&A between the filmmaker and interviewer Niels Flemm
  • 14.30 – 15.15 – TALK – The Art of Ultra Sleeping with Quinda Verheul and Sebastian Breuer ENG
  • 6PM – Show closes
  • 6PM – Late – After party at Club Kwang Lee, Görlitzer Str. 35, 01099
Sunday 15 October
  • 08.00 – Sour Bikes Sweeeeet 40K Gravel Ride
  • 10.00 – Show open
  • 11.00 – 11.30 – FILM – DDR Frame Builders by Petor Georgallou supported by The Radavist and Diamant DE with ENG Sub
  • 11.45 – 12.45 – TALK – Freaky Track Bikes of the DDR, a discussion with Gunnar Fehlau and Bennet of Ballern Cycle Works DE
  • 13.00 – 13.45 – Max Riese on The Nature on Ultra Distance Racing and the Hellenic Mountain Race DE
  • 4PM – Show Closes

More details about this 12th edition of Europe’s largest annual exhibition of custom bikes at Bespoked.cc and in the Twotone newsroom in 🇬🇧 and in 🇩🇪, 🇳🇱, 🇫🇷.

as always, thank you so much for reading & sharing this newsletter!

Jon

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Cycling

Is This This German Bike Brand is the New All-City?

Certainly feeling like worlds are colliding in all the right ways with this one! Wish you could make it over for Bespoked, Russ! And see you soon, Christoph & the Sour crew in Dresden!

Girona Mania; Old Man Mountain Visits Sea Otter Europe

Chris & Katy wrote a great post about recently touring in Spain & attending Sea Otter Europe.

Lee Craigie, of Adventure Syndicate & Cargo Bike Movement, Announces Other Ways To Win Book Tour

Ideas

NOMOQ visits Stadshaven Brouwerij: an independent craft brewery in the heart of Rotterdam.

Stadshaven Brewery: Where beer, history and sea creatures collide - Stores | NOMOQ
A visit at Stadshaven Brouwerij: an independent craft brewery in the heart of Rotterdam.

European Outdoor Film Tour (EOFT) Tickets & Tour Schedule Available

Our new programme EOFT 2023
Look forward to exciting stories from the outdoors and follow our adventurers as they climb ridges or soar with them to lofty heights.

The EOFT is the largest outdoor film festival in Europe and has been touring numerous European countries every fall/winter since 2001. Check screenings near you here.

How to See Beauty

How to see beauty - Ralph Ammer
Follow these 4 steps to draw a beautiful moment: 1. Find your interest, 2. Make a plan, 3. Relax — but stay alert, 4. Accept.

A guide on How to draw something: Find your interest, Make a plan, and relax— but stay alert!

Friends

BOUNTYHUNTERS Presents The STREET SURFIN’ JAM: Oct 21

Echobox.radio is Looking for Volunteers and/or Interns

Stephan de Goede's New Portfolio Website

Stephan de Goede

Stephan de Goede was Kristy & my's wedding photographer. He is a Rotterdam-based photographer who captures creative perspectives and unique details. He specialises in sports, documentary, and editorial photography.

Radness

Cycling Around The World On a TALLBIKE [Ep.1]

Wow! I spotted this in a recent Adventure Cycling Bicycle Bulletin. What a rad adventure!

Thank you for reading!
Here's to being stoked for Bespoked this week!

Written by
Jon Woodroof
♥️ @Kristyspark✨, Otto, Mira, Errol, Simone, Brayden & Rowan 💡 living the dream @Workspacesix & @Twotoneams 💌 I love to send special stuff to special people weekly.
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