Biking Box Iepers Fietsbelevingscenter

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Biking Box Iepers Fietsbelevingscenter

altBiking Box... Biking Events... it's all part of our cycling experience that has been created to offer a rich and wide choice of activities. Biking Box Cycletours as such has a proven track record in the mean time, whether guided or self-guided tours in the area of In Flanders Fields. Everything so far has been done from our passionate drive for cycling and historical heritage.  As a former cyclist and cycling journalist Kurt Titeca and his wife Renate Drappier, have for years worked on this concept? They satisfied an international as well as national clientele specifically focused on the hiring, supervising and organizing of cycling in and to In Flanders Fields/ Kemmelberg-area. In addition, there is Kurt's journalistic background (10 years active as professional cycling editor and publicist) . Also 20 years of experience within the "LCMT.be" as multi-day mountainbike and road cycling happenings in Belgian and Luxembourg Ardennes, In the more recent Remembrance Years Kurt operated as cycling guide in "Flanders Fields".

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From this growing activity in recent years and given the need to provide a full welcome and something more ... we have launched the dream of linking the OUTDOOR cycling paradise around Ypres with the INDOOR experience center. To give you an even more warm welcome and also great après bike services in the Biking Bar or on the massage table... Or just enjoy the new brilliant garden-terrace already baptized 'the WIPERS VELODEROME'.

On the way to complete your "cycling experience" for Ypres and In Flanders Fields
we will add all kinds of services and products that are linked to the world of cycling.


You will - as we do already - be able to get reliable touring bikes, race bicycles and of course the 'booming' E-bikes! Being a bicycle visitor you can get all suitable information about custom made tour programs, packages and numerous guided or self-guided routes ... The Biking Box cycling experience center is your best lead-out to get a brilliant day and even multi-day bike tours/holidays.

The bicycle tourist will have the opportunity to get a shower, to enjoy a nice cup of coffee before starting in the morning, and of course the best après-bike suggestions of this area! Regional cuisine or healthy sport/bike-tasting products (of course including the rich listing of local beers and even some wine from our vinyards).

Think of a yummy dessert or pancake, would this not be a tailormade sweetie for every bicycle tourist? Or just get the barista's coffees/hot chocolate? Little by little we want extend the kitchen with suitable and original food stuff.

More services are our bike-wash and a super secured bicycle parking inside the building (you ride your bike inside the Biking Bar!). There will be some massage service (electro-stimulation in the relax room upstairs) and for the winter season we provide accommodation for INDOOR CYCLING.

But even if you are not such an active cyclist, waiting for the Last Post or perhaps watching the race of the game (football) on our big screens, you will feel almost at home in the stylish Biking Bar.  Our cycling theme is further emphasised by photos, decor and other attributes and paintings from this homeland of cycling.

So just come to relax in the cozy bar having a streetview look in the famous and beautiful Menenstraat, right in the middle between the Menin Gate Memorial and historical 'Grote Markt' (Central Square) with it's gothic rebuilt towers and cloth hall.

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There is also an integrated store and EXPOSURE-space, intended to get acquainted with products that fit within this story. A bicycle mechanic can check-out your bike while you enjoy a delicious local beer, tea or coffee!

Finally, there is at the top of the building a beautiful loft, perfect for small events, indoor training or meeting room for businesses, before sorting out for a guided afternoon trip.

Personal website:
https://www.bikingbox.be

Allocation of funds

With all this, unfortunately, there is a price tag. So we need to get some fundraising apart from our own financial means that so hard earned have been collected during the many years of organizing 'biking events' and the other described Biking Box-activities.

The building is property of the City of Ypres, so we need to pay monthly rent, still working out by ourselves the accommodation that is necessary to make this dream to become realitiy. We must accept that much of the described aspects will only become reality if we work in phases, respecting the budgets. Still with your support, we hope to win time and the sooner the project will be completed, the better for Ypres and the better for all visitors that will come in coming months and years. With the Biking Box cycling experience center, we just hope to add the most suitable attraction to this famous City of Peace but also cycling capital, thanks to the big and heroic cycling classics and even Tour the France that have frequented 'In Flanders Fields'.

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In terms of financing this project we have to realize it step by step. But there is already a robust private basis, thanks to carefully collected return on investment all these years with our cycling events and other operating pillars within Biking Box. Banks have expressed their confidence in us and this project. Still, every financing and loan needs to be paid back. And we are happy with the offer of logistical and promotional support by the city of Ypres and other tourist offices. Nevertheless each issued EUR must first be acquired. Cooking costs money. Literally true if we want to make our kitchen full operational with appropriate food & drinks. Our ambition is to acquire with the crowdfunding at least EUR 15,000 necessary for the kitchen aspects. In return we have worked out a truely beautiful and concrete list of superb rewards for all who supports our project (rewards that can be either obtained by individuals and teambuildings for companies, schools or other kinds of groups).  With this action perhaps we move at least 1 year ahead?

Anyhow, we express the ambition to have the opening of the Biking Box cycling experience center already on Saturday 30 March, 2019. Indeed, on the most important cycling weekend around Ghent-Wevelgem. The day before indeed is a feast for cycling tourists, so why not combine it with our Great Opening? We are sure, with a little help from our friends (you!) we may succeed in this little stunt! THANKS ALREADY!!

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For €100 and more

VIP during the Ghent-Wevelgem classic? And/or a special beer-package!

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support. Get a VIP package for 1 person during Ghent-Wevelgem 2019 (rate café Grand place). Or beer package from our range topbieren + visit to the brewery Wipers Times (in the Casemates) for 2 people incl. tasting. You will also be invited to the official opening.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 26/30
  • Delivery March 2019

For €10 and more

Coffee for two!

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support + a delicious coffee for two poured by our barista.
  • Delivery April 2019

For €30 and more

1 day rent for E-bike or racing bike & of course a coffee!

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support (with entry in our ' online Golden book ' that on the new website will appear + entry in the official paper copy that forever in the establishment will occur between the other pearls from our fietsbib). 1 free use E-bike or koersfietst + after that delicious coffee poured by our barista. You will get this reward as digital VOUCHER will be sent to you!
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery April 2019

For €50 and more

Cake & coffee, rent turn E-bike or road bike and Poppy-bicycle socks

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support (always stating in our golden book, online + entry in the official paper copy that forever in the establishment will occur between the other pearls from our fietsbib).. 1 free E-bike or racing bike + after that delicious coffee + cake + a few bicycle socks from range Poppyshirt.com Or: 1 bike free (full day) + 2 tickets Museum visit Ypres (Flanders Fields or the historical Museum)
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery June 2019

For €75 and more

Wear it proudly: the original and stylish Poppyshirt! + indoor cycling

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support. You get the beautiful POPPYSHIRT (enter your size and model choice ' sport ', ' classic ' or ' bodyfit ' by). View the full range on www.poppyshirt.com + 1 x free ' indoor ' cycling on our TACX-systems for 2 persons and a free drink for both of you afterwards!
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery June 2019

For €150 and more

Splendid trip on our E-bikes with 4 people

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support; You get 4 E-bikes available for a cosy bicycle trip + GPS service (or 150 EUR you pay extra and get to exceptional conditions a full day ' Guide guidance ' – the latter normally costs 240 EUR)
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery April 2019

For €500 and more

Win a ticket for LCMT and so much more!

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support. You get in addition an bicycle clothing-package from the Poppyshirt range (includes: shirt short sleeves or sleeveless ladies model + wind jacket + 1 bib shorts + 2 pairs of socks + 1 pair of gloves, all this in an amount of EUR 240. You may use our free bike wash 5 times, work place or indoor t & Zwift Cycling + voucher for 15 delicious coffees-with-cake in our cafe. You will also be invited to the official opening + free ticket for the next LCMT, us top event in the Ardennes (€180 value)! + invitation for official opening
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 9/10
  • Delivery June 2019

For €1,000 and more

Abo indoorcycling, rent bikes and complete cyclist outfit + 30 refreshments!

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support. In addition, you get the unique and Poppyshirt bicycle clothing-full range (includes: shirt short sleeves or sleeveless ladies model + winter vest jacket + wind + 1 bib shorts + 2 pairs of socks + 1 pair of gloves, all this in an amount of EUR 320 + 5 times free rental bicycles (type of your choice) and this with 2 people come pick it up at the next 24 months. + 5 times free use our bike wash, workshop or Indoor t & Zwift cycling station + voucher for 30 refreshments of your choice in the beer-coffee/tea or hot chocolate bar. You will also be invited to the official opening.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery May 2019

For €1,000 and more

Sponsorship for companies

Thank you for your contribution! From a contribution of 1000 euros it becomes possible to make promotion for your company, brand or organization in Biking Box. This can be done in different ways, so your logo can be included in the planned 'Biking Box guides', handy booklets full of tips & tricks that we would like to give free of charge to our bike customers who rent a bike with us. Your logo will also appear on our website page and on the TV screens as part of our external communication. In addition, all our spaces within the building, as usual in cycling and cycling jerseys, will receive appropriate names. Possibly such a name can be supplemented with your company name for 12 months? Naturally, we will also adapt this space appropriately in the style of your company (including a resulting unique cycling jersey that we hang up in consultation with you - either your company already has such a cycling jersey, or we design this together with our clothing partner Bio -Racer, especially for you!). For such a partnership, it is best to contact us separately via ...
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Delivery April 2019

For €3,000 and more

Team building au grand complet ***

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support. In addition, you get the unique and Poppyshirt bicycle clothing-full range (includes: shirt short sleeves or sleeveless ladies model + winter vest jacket + wind + 1 bib shorts + 2 pairs of socks + 1 pair of gloves, all this in an amount of EUR 320. + one year free use of our indoor cycling bike wash, workshop and the TACX trainer + group tour guide with 10 people under guidance of Titeca Kurt. You can choose the type of tour (sporting, culture-historical, beer or wine tasting ...) and the type of cycling (separate value of 540 EUR if with E-bikes or road bikes!) + food and drinks + in advance (delicious coffee!) + (après-bike in the Bike & Beer-café including ' champagne ' local = local cava à volonté). You will also be invited to the official opening.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery May 2019

For €5,000 and more

Exclusive: the whole property for you & day and evening program all-in *****

First of all, you get our eternal thanks for your support.. . In addition, you get the unique and Poppyshirt bicycle clothing-full range (includes: shirt short sleeves or sleeveless ladies model + winter vest jacket + wind + 1 bib shorts + 2 pairs of socks + 1 pair of gloves, all this in an amount of EUR 320. + goepstour with 20 people under Guide guidance of Titeca Kurt. You can choose the type of tour (sporting, culture-historical, beer or wine tasting ...) and the type of cycling (separate value of EUR 900 if with E-bikes or road bikes!) + for the start: a delicious coffee + on the road ' set table-formula ', consisting of delicious range of topstreek products, both food and drinks (value 200 EUR) + after: après-bike in the Bike & Beer-café including reception consisting of local topschuimwijn and other Westhoek wines + ' buffet ' with exclusive disposal around the Biking Bar & garden terrace. + Poppyshirt for everyone! 1140 EUR separate retail value!) You will also be invited to the official opening.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery May 2019

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