September 11, 2018
Biketown Showdown marks the new academic year
Lyngby – a student-friendly university town
The City of Knowledge is involved in a number of activities, which are designed to create a strong link between the city of Lyngby and the campus and integrate the students into the everyday city life. The objective is to strengthen the city’s profile as a university town and welcome Danish and international students to the city.
For the fourth time, the City of Knowledge and partners across local educational institutions, associations, the business community, city retailers, and the municipality is organizing the event ‘Biketown Showdown’ on Sunday, September 16, from kl. 11-14 with sale of 2nd-hand bikes for students, free concert by Sundays – a danish pop-folk band, bike activities and a lottery.
This time around, the director of the Danish Cyclist’ Federation, Klaus Bondam will host the event as conferencier and thus help to ensure a fun and eventful bike sale. At Biketown Showdown newcomers to Lyngby are also able to get guidance and orther relevant information about living, working or studying in Lyngby at the City pop-up represented by the Municipality (Citizen Service) and other local organizations who can tell more about students opportunities in Lyngby:
Since 2014, the project – both innovative and non-profit, has established itself as one of Lyngbys most popular events – gathering students across all educational institutions in Denmark.
New life for old and abandoned bikes
The bikes are collected by the North Zealand Police, and are then repaired by students at TEC School, who are studying to become bicycle mechanics. The local association and music house ‘The Temple’ are responsible for selling the bikes. The project thus provides both Danish and international students with a good and fun start to the academic year, gives new life to old and abandoned bicycles, and contributes to public health, social life and sustainability.