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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

  • 30. December 2016 - 3 January 2017 - Vienna - Austria - NYE: Hey Hitchers! After last years very successful nye-gathering in Vienna I will revive it in the way that I invite all the lonely hitchers on the road around Vienna to share the next 2-3 days! I have 4 people already over and there might come the one or the other. FB Post in Hitchgathering Group. Prepare for free food from the dumpsters and a cozy atmosphere. Stick to the houserules, we are not having a drinking party although someone might have the one or the other zip of beer. It will be a safe space for everyone. Gathering will be dissolved on 3rd of Jannuary! Share with anyone on the road around Vienna if you know them! Contact: Facebook or email
  • 28 December 2016 - 2 January 2017 - VIIIth Polish "Autostopowicze.org" New Years Camp, announcement on FB - charge 9 euro per night, up to 280 attendants capacity
  • 29 December 2016 - 1 January 2017 - IIIrd Alternative Polish Hitch-Hikers New Years Camp - charge 5 euro per night, up to 100 attendants capacity

Past events...

News

  • 1st - 24th December 2016 There is an advent calender on tramprennen.org. One story about "first time-hitchhiking-experiences" is published everyday. Check http://tramprennen.org/blog/
  • 15 November 2016 The first app ever published by Hitchwiki is now available for free (as always) on the Play Store. Download it and keep track of the spots where you hitchhike, your waiting times and so on. In a future version the app will offer you an option to sync your hitching spots with Hitchwiki with no extra work. MyHitchhikingSpots. Special thanks to a random guy who gave an Android phone to one of our hitchhiking developers while traveling in Sweden!
  • 25 June 2016 A new official hitchhiking spot has been opened in the Dutch town of Oldemarkt, in response to the insufficient public transport to Steenwijk. In addition a FB group was created to encourage ridesharing on this route.
  • 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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