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Here you are welcome to mention current hitchhiking events, such as big hospitality exchange camps, hitchhike races or meet-ups.

Feel free to add news or events.

Upcoming events

  • 25 - 27 November 2016 - Competitive autostop race and 5 year anniversary celebration of the DTSG around the Black Forest / South-West Germany. Start location tba. Everybody welcome!
  • 23 September 2016 - We're trying to plan a gathering of hitchhikers in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Are you around? Join the CouchSurfing event and participate in setting up the best location for it.
  • 29 September 2016 - Polish Hitchhikers gathering in Zaklików, Poland. See FB event

Past events...


  • 29 June 2016 Try a new release of Android app Hitchhiker. The app matches hitchhikers searching a ride with drivers wishing a company on a journey. Featuring embedded chat, maps, sign in with Google+ or Facebook. Free, simple, effective, worldwide. Install from Google Play and rate!
  • 9 April 2016 Tatyana Kozyreva, a well-known Russian hitchhiker, has passed away on the 3rd of April 2016, at the age of 43 in Indonesia, near Bandar Aceh in a diving accident. Tatyana was known for having written and self-published several books on hitchhiking and related topics under the name Tatyana Yashnikova. The talks she gave drew crowds. In the Russian hitchhiking scene she was the most “famous” of the female solo travellers and hitchhikers. A detailed obituary (English), blog article (French) & FB (English)
  • 5 December 2015 New Android Hitchhiking Maps has been released. Offline maps, Street View preview and all of the spots from Hitchwiki: Google Play
  • 25 November 2015 Release of eBook from hitchhiking baby Petit Bibi's adventure around the world: bibiontheroad.net
  • 30 April 2015 An Austrian Hitchhiking Community is forming with the Name Ausfahrt Links to increase public awareness of people about hitchhiking as a means of transport in Austria. Find more information on the Website, like them on Facebook.
  • 24 April 2015 Miran Ipavec has just announced that he has managed to hitch through 31(!) European countries in just under 10 days.
  • 26th December 2014 Folks behind Hitchwiki are building a new hospitality exchange community for hitchhikers and other travellers: Trustroots.org — It's time to join it and spread the word!

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