Finished 01 / 10 / 2016
Funded!
Received
€ 2.115
Minimum
€ 1.940
Optimum
€ 22.440
38 Co-financiers
Contributing € 10
Gracias de corazón
¡Me estás ayudando para una comida! ¡Muchas gracias! A menos que indiques lo contrario, adjuntaré tu nombre a la página de agradecimiento de la web bikesandtech.com dentro del apartado 5:"¡Gracias, Patrocinadores!".
> 01 Co-financiers
Contributing € 15
Invítame a comer
Una comida caliente, sentado, descansado. ¡Con una refrescante bebida! Muchas gracias. ¡Me grabaré dándote las gracias antes del "banquete"!
> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 20
Una postal desde la ruta
Además de aparecer mencionado en el apartado 4: "Gracias a los Patrocinadores con Postal" de la web bikesandtech.com (a menos que indiques lo contrario), te enviaré una postal de una de las ciudades por donde pase, en la que dedicaré algunas palabras agradeciéndote la aportación. ¡Muchas gracias!
> 14 Co-financiers
Contributing € 25
¡Apadrina un Kilómetro!
Tengo unos 2000 de estos por delante. Además de la postal, ofrezco una mención como "Padrino de Kilómetro" en la página bikesandtech.com. Cada kilómetro de la ruta podrá llevar un nombre. Será difícil dar un nombre a todos, pero... ¡juntos podemos conseguirlo!
> 05 Co-financiers
Contributing € 40
¡Apadrina toda una ETAPA del viaje!
Me baso en una estimación de 40 etapas para esta ruta. 40 jornadas cargadas de pedaladas, fotografías, palabras para el blog y el vlog, postales, sol, lluvia (seguro que me cae)... Cada jornada lleva aparejada una entrada del blog y/o vlog en la que hablaré sobre la ruta, la experiencia, las ciudades donde descanso, ideas que cruzan mi cabeza... Con esta recompensa, podré adjuntar el nombre del patrocinador en la sección 2: "¡Gracias, padrinos/as de Etapa!" bien arriba en la página de agradecimientos de la web bikesandtech.com. Esta recompensa incluye la aparición de tu nombre en la web (salvo que indiques lo contrario) como patrocinador de etapa (sois muy pocos), dos postales de dos ciudades diferentes de la ruta agradeciéndote personalmente por tu colaboración, además de la mención expresa de este agradecimiento en el blog y/o vlog de la etapa específica.
> 07 Co-financiers
Contributing € 100
Sesión sobre el viaje y las causas
Ofreceré una charla o mi participación en alguna campaña afín relatando mi experiencia en este viaje, los proyectos que se están llevando a cabo y las acciones futuras. Las charlas/sesiones podrán realizarse a lo largo de la ruta o bien una vez terminada la campaña, en Madrid capital.
> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 200
Llevaré tu Logo
El ciclista va a pasar por varias de las ciudades con más tráfico de bicicletas, va a reunirse con grupos ciclistas y va a tener visibilidad mediática. ¿Quieres que tu logo se vea en la bicicleta? Esta opción es perfecta para marcas o proyectos afines al mundo de la bicicleta que busquen herramientas de Marketing originales para conseguir visibilidad.
> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 700
La bicicleta del viaje
El premio gordo. Antes de nada debes saber de lo que se trata esto: La bicicleta es una MTB formada a partir de las mejores piezas donadas en una ONG sueca de bicicletas. Esto no significa que sea una bicicleta mala. Todo lo contrario. Es un instrumento fiable y preciso en el que deposito mi confianza y el peso de este proyecto. ¡El auténtico valor de este trozo de metal con ruedas crece con cada kilómetro que avanzamos! Esta recompensa, además, incluye: - al menos tres postales desde lugares diferentes a lo largo de la ruta, - una mención muy especial (es única) en el apartado 1: "Mis más sinceras gracias al nuevo propietario de la Bicicleta y Patrocinador de la Etapa Final" de la web bikesandtech.com - una entrada en el video blog (vlog) exclusiva, agradeciendo la aportación. - el padrinazgo de la etapa de la meta, ¡¡la última etapa!!
> 00 Co-financiers

About this project

A Cause: to raise awareness for the cycling victims of road accidents
Material Minimum Optimum
Equipment
The minimum required equipment to accomplish the scope of cycling Stockholm to Brussels safely.
€ 475
Special Equipment
Technology applied for the bicycle: lights, energy savers, specific tracking application, prototype for intuitive SatNav.
€ 2.500
Task Minimum Optimum
Transportation to/from
Expenses to arrive to departure point and travel from arrival point to "Headquarters": Madrid.
€ 465
Donation
Minimum of donation for Association DIA, for victims of road accidents.
€ 200
Funding for R&F
Development of an intuitive SatNav system which will help to reduce the reasons of cycling accidents dramatically in urban roads. The more we reach, the better and faster we can have the prototype and proof of concept and, eventually, a commercially viable product. From an app to a whole system. It makes a difference.
€ 15.000
Donation to Association DIA, for victims of road accidents.
We are honoured to donate part of the funding to Association DIA, for victims of road accidents. Since it's hard to be specific about the amount, this is just an estimation. We hope to raise and donate more. There will be an event with the donation.
€ 1.500
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Food!
I have estimated around 20€ per day for general food, cereal bars and energy beverages.
€ 800
A Team
Though we are many involved in the project, sometimes we need more people to cover parts of the work where we have no expertise. They can make a huge difference.
€ 1.500
Total € 1.940 € 22.440
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

On 26/07/2016, I will start cycling from Stockholm to Brussels, through Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Amsterdam, some of the most "bike-friendly" cities in the EU.

This project has a Mission: to promote the use of bicycles by making cycling safer. The cyclists need to feel safer in order to ride more. Bicycles bring more benefits to society than we believe: health, environment and economy.

This project is also backing a Cause: to raise awareness for those cyclist who are/were victims of a road accident. Over 2000 cyclists are killed in the EU every year. Not to mention many hundred of thousands who are injured as well.

Along the route, I will be joining events, "days-out", talks and other activities, whenever possible, promoted by cycling groups or associations.

Blinkker is the company behind this event, which is currently working on the development of solutions with a big social impact. Most of them are related to safety for cyclists and are referred to both the bicycle itself and the environment.

With you help, we can collaborate in both ways: raise to donate to a Road Victims Association DIA, and also help to develope further solutions, more events, projects and campaigns with one scope: to make the road a safer place for cyclists.

Thank you very much!

For more info, please visit: www.bikesandtech.com
Also in social media:
www.instagram.com/bikesandtech
www.twitter.com/bikesandtech
www.facebook.com/bikesandtech

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

Bikes&Tech is about a solo cycling trip from Stockholm to the EU Parliament in Brussels.
The cyclist will be sleeping in a tent.
Some stops are scheduled in bike-friendly cities: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Amsterdam.

This project has two main SCOPES:

  1. AWARENESS: for cyclists who are victim, killed or injured, of road accidents. With over 2000 killed and over 250.000 injured just in the EU... it is too much. Time to put this big problem over the table and campaigning is a good start. Social Media, live events, talks, activities and more campaigns are needed. Education is vital for both: drivers and cyclists.

  2. FUNDRAISING: There are 3 main objectives here:
    a) cover some of the expenses of this project.
    b) donate part of the funding to Association DIA, for victims of road accidents.
    c) funding R&D projects focused on road safety for cyclists, in order to increase the use of bicycles mainly in cities as a primary way of transportation (as a part of the MaaS scheme). You can check some of these projects already ongoing on www.blinkker.com

Why this is important

  • Any cyclist. Urban or not. No matter the age (my grandpa was cycling until he was 90 years old. Word).

  • Associations or groups devoted to help, mitigate, reduce, campaign the effects of road accidents.

  • Communities or groups that can be primarily affected by road accidents.

  • Departments of Traffic or similars, since they can boost campaigns like this.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

Main objective is to enhance visibility for a Cause and raise awareness for cyclists who are victim of road accidents.

Any help on social media (by using links to the campaign's website or crowdfunding platform or by using #bikesandtech) or offline talks to Associations or cycling groups is priceless.

We believe that this problem has a reason and a solution: the more bicycles on the road, the more the drivers will get used to see and respect them. Hence, it is needed to give more visibility to this problem. Raise awareness!

About the crowdfunding campaign:
We need to raise funds in order to:
a) cover some of the expenses of this project.
b) donate part of the funding to Association DIA, for victims of road accidents.
c) funding R&D projects focused on road safety for cyclists, in order to increase the use of bicycles mainly in cities as a primary way of transportation (as a part of the MaaS scheme). You can check some of these projects already ongoing on www.blinkker.com

Team and experience

I have been an urban cyclist since I was a kid and had to fight my parents to let me go to High School by bike. Since then, I have used a bike almost everywhere I could (well, in Cairo (Egypt) was rather impossible to use).

In my free time, I started working on technology-based projects, focused on bicycles and its world, back in 2014. I'm focusing 100% on them now.

I'm extra lucky to count on such an amazing and international team:

  • Axel Ostlund is taking care of Logistics at departure: Stockholm.
  • Lola Baro is the best Marketing advisor and responsible of the campaign while I'm cycling.
  • Alvaro Isorna, who created the amazing tracking app that I will be using on the trip.
  • Paty Trejo is taking care of Logistics (events and communication) at arrival in Brussels.
  • Cykel Köket, is a Swedish NGO providing with "the bike" and technical assitance along Sweden (most of the route).
  • Danny Quanstrom and his crazy ideas are just adding good stuff from London, UK.

Social commitment