molemBIKE! is Molenbeek’s bicycle festival: a citizen-run day that brings together the many identities in Molenbeek and Brussels on the theme of cycling. One of the principles of the event is to move beyond the image of the bicycle as a mere means of transport and turn it into a fully-fledged social resource.
The event aims to:
- Promote the use of bicycles
- Achieve greater social cohesion based on cycling
- Create a long-term cycling dynamic within the municipality
The event is part of process aimed at promoting a cycling dynamic within the municipality. This long-term effort was initiated by the Maritime Community Centre from the 2017-2018 season onwards in cooperation with other associations. It includes sustainable mobility workshops for women, meetings and debates about bicycles, the activation of the cycling network, the creation of other events during the year such as ‘LIGHT MY BIKE!’ in October, and other activities.