Requirements for Admission

the following criteria must be followed.

  • The vehicle is fast, it is possibly the fastest of it's class

  • The vehicle is 100% human powered and wheel driven. No motors, fans, sails etc.

  •  Any Bike category is allowed. • No limitations on wheel number, wheel size, transmissions type, frame material..

  • The vehicle must be a one of a kind, or part of a small series

  • The vehicle has been constructed in Europe by hand within the last three years. Cut-off date of 1.1. 2015

  • The builder is present in person at the BLC 2015.

The admission to BLC 2015 remains at the discretion of the Jury and the number of participants is limited.

Jury decision

Jury decision will be based on the following:

  • Documented and understandably fast, speed focused bike.
  • Concept is convincing in respect to speed and purpose.
  • Creative, well thought out and forward thinking concepts and execution.
  • Final build and presentation quality.


  • BLC 2015 takes place in the heart of Solothurn during Bike Days.

  • Specific details regarding opening hours, logistics, etc. will be provided to all participants via e.mail.


  • Registration opens on 7. December 2014

  • Registration closes on 12th April 2015

  • Announcement of participants on or after 20. April 2015

  • Entrance fee is 100 EURO to be paid upon notification of inclusion in BLC by the organizers.


BLC 2015 will take place from May 8 to 10 Solothurn, Switzerland

  • Friday, 8. May

  • 10:00 AM-01:00 PM, receipt of the bicycle (the builder musst be present)

  • 01:00-03:00 PM, decision of the jury

  • 04:00 PM, opening of Bike Days Festival

  • 04:00-09:00 PM, exebition

  • Saturday, 9. May

  • 10:00 AM - Sunday 08:00 PM, exebition

  • 08:00 PM, award ceremony

  • Sunday, 10. May

  • 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM, exebition

  • 04:00 PM, End of Bike Days Festival

"The Fastest"


Registration must be completed via the online form. Additional information such as technical drawings,  photos and technical notes should also be included. Please send all additional documents to  with the name of the contest entrant in the subject heading.

The number of participants is limited and will be decided upon by the BLC organizers based on the information submitted within the applications.

Value and prizes

The Bike Lovers Contest is a good chance for frame builders to present their work to an interested public. Your personal creation will by photographed professionally. The press reports extensively on the event.


Bike Lovers Contest Prizes
  • Jury prize:

  • Gold, CHF 1500.-, Optrel e684 OSE, automatic welding helmet

  • Silver, CHF 1000.-, Optrel Weld Cap

  • Bronze, CHF 500.-, Optrel Weld Cap

  • Builders Award (based on feedback from contest participants)

  • People’s Choice



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