· Side Events

Tuesday 9 May


Snacks, drinks and networking is waiting for you!
We warmly invite you to our stand reception on May, 09th, 2023 at 1pm at Velo-city in Leipzig. The cities of Leipzig and Hamburg as well as the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) will jointly present themselves. The shared stand offers an excellent opportunity to find out about current developments in the promotion of cycling and to talk to representatives from politics, business and science.

Grab your lunch from the buffet and go to Room VR11 on the second floor to network with other women working in cycling.

Are you a young professional in the mobility sector (<35 years old)? And are you looking for networking and exchange with peers? Then make sure to attend the Velo-city Roundtable & Networking Event for Young Professionals!

The goal of this session is to stimulate cooperation between young professionals in the mobility sector. During round table discussions, participants are invited to share their ideas about several statements. The conclusions are summarized during elevator pitches to the whole group. We conclude the session with networking and drinks.


  • Getting to know each other
  • Round table discussions
  • Pitches
  • And of course: drinks!

IMBA Europe, Mountainbike Tourismusforum Deutschland, Zweirad-Industrie-Verband and Cycling Industries Europe warmly invite you to join us for a celebration of mountain biking during Velo-city in Leipzig, Germany,  May 9, 07:00 pm –11:00 pm at the Moritzbastei cultural centre. All information available here: https://www.imba-europe.org/events/mtb-reception-velo-city-leipzig/

Welcome to Leipzig! The bicycle industry associations Zukunft Fahrrad and Cycling Saxony & local cargo bike dealer rad3 invite you to a get-together on the first evening of the international Velo-City conference!
We are looking forward to a great evening with local and international cycling enthusiasts in a remarkable building: A historic tram depot, now full of cargo bikes.

Free entry. Come as you are. Please register by email: 9Mai23@rad3.de or office@zukunft-fahrrad.org

Women in Cycling and Women in Mobility invite you to a Drinks Up at the Schauwaldbar on 9 May from 8.30 pm. Entry is free, open to all genders and you don’t need a conference ticket. However, please register via the Eventbrite Link.  

Wednesday 10 May


Inside Germany: From Car to Cycling Nation? Networking Drinks hosted by ADFC – Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club · (ADFC Booth number 2, level +1)

To make this year’s Velo-city host Germany a true cycling country, everyone’s contribution is crucial. Velo-city is a key moment to consolidate our ever-growing ecosystem of cycling within a spirit of cooperation and action. Let’s therefore take this opportunity to build a stronger community that knows each other, that trusts each other and that will even more work together to lead the transition from a “car to cycling nation”!


ADFC kindly invites everyone interested in joining the effort to contribute to the German transition to a cycling nation for a networking drink on their booth.

Thursday 11 May