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'''Hitchgathering''' is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America since 2008.
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<p class="lead">'''Hitchgathering''' is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America [[Hitchgathering#Past_events|since 2008]].</p>
  
Time: early August.
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<p class="lead">For the 10th anniversary the idea of ''Transeuropean Hitchgathering'' was created. The three main locations (Portugal, Germany, Ukraine) are to be incorporated in a series of Hitchgatherings spanning from Western to Eastern Europe, all summer long!</p>
  
'''[http://hitchgathering.org Hitchgathering.org]'''
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== Gathering locations & dates ==
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* <span style="opacity:0.3">'''1-6 August''' - [[Hitchgathering/2017/Hitchfest|Gathering]] at the [http://www.hitchfest.org/ HitchFest], Marco de Canaveses, Portugal <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/1862297317342987/ FB event])</small></span>
  
=== Organizing the event ===
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* <span style="opacity:0.3">'''10-26 August''' - '''[[Hitchgathering/2017/Traumschule|Hitchgathering at Traumschule in Riebau]]''', Germany <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/1812914572358009/ FB event])</small></span>
====Communication====
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* '''All communications about organising the gathering happen mainly [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/c/hitchgathering on the hitchwiki forum].''' PLenty of the community talk happens in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group].
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* '''30 August onwards''' - '''[[Hitchgathering/2017/Shypit|Gathering in Shypit]]''', Ukraine <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/126119214640818/ FB event])</small>
* Feel free to [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit this page].
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====Other Pre- & Post-Gatherings====
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''6-8 July''' - [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/nog20-pregathering-5th-to-8th-of-july-in-hamburg NOG20 Pre-gathering] in [[Hamburg]]</span>
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''4-6 August''' - Pre-Gathering at Traumschule in Riebau hosted by [[DTSG]]</span>
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''8-11 August''', between Hitchfest and German gathering a meetup at [http://nomadwiki.org/en/Free_hot_springs#Fontpedrouse Hot springs at Fontpédrouse], Pyrenees, France. [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/permalink/1817437861603105/ FB post]</span>
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''24-29 August''' - [https://www.ende-gelaende.org/en/ Open Pit Mine Occupation in Western Germany]</span>
  
===Proposing a place===
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====Outside of Europe====
Remember to tackle the following questions when you scout for a location:
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If you're on the other side of the Atlantic, watch out for news regarding a hitchgathering in July or August in the province of Minas Gerais, Brazil that is [https://www.facebook.com/groups/caroneirosdebeiradeestrada/ being organized].
* Is there space for 100-200 persons?
 
* Can we acquire drinking water somewhere nearby?
 
* Are there possibilities to dumpster dive or is food cheap?
 
* How easy/difficult is it to reach the place?
 
* How secluded is the place?
 
* Can we just stay at the place or does it belong to somebody, do we need a permission?
 
* Can we dig shit pits there?
 
* Can YOU be there to help organizing in the beginning?
 
* What else is important?
 
  
=== Proposals ===
 
==== Traumschule in Riebau, Germany ====
 
* Location: Northern Germany, close to [[Salzwedel]], in the village of [[Riebau]] at [http://ts.blogsport.de/ Traumschule] [[https://goo.gl/maps/wuEpd8ArmRw map]], hosp-ex profiles on [https://www.bewelcome.org/members/Traumschule BW], [https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/traum-schule CS] 
 
* Ownership/Permission: ''We are happy to host a gathering with free contributions again: food, knowledge, money, sleeping bags, what people need. [...] This is an open space and if you like, feel invited! [...] Kardan from Riebau''
 
* Food: dumpsters below average on German standards, but more could be found, cake dumpster in [[Salzwedel]], an organic food source from local producers could probably be organized
 
* Water:  Water is available 50 meters from where we would camp
 
* Infrastructure: (dry) toilets, solar shower, bikes, workshops, material
 
* Accessibility: Easy to reach, centrally located, 80-100km away from the highway ([[A24_(Germany)|A24]], [[A7_(Germany)|A7]], [[A2_(Germany)|A2]]), ~10km to small city [[Salzwedel]]
 
* Huge wonderful lake nearby, but not so close ~20km ([https://goo.gl/maps/UoRtgLPBh7x Arendsee]) 
 
* Cool things to explore: an abandoned train station building, earthships, and
 
semi-abandoned military barracks and stuff...
 
* All summer-long project happening meanwhile: 'anti-civilisatory summer camp' with workshops and exchange of
 
information and skills and visions ([http://ts.blogsport.de/summercamp/ program])
 
* Considerate behavior with pets and electronics expected on the site
 
* Organizers, supporters available: [[User:n0id|N0id]], YOU?
 
  
''(Most of the information taken from [[User:Zenit|Zenit's]] [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/a-first-hg2017-proposition-traumschule/40/10  full report])''
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== Organizing the event  ==
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* Hitchgatherings are self-organized: everybody makes them happen
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* '''All communications about organising the gathering happen mainly [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/c/hitchgathering on the hitchwiki forum].''' Plenty of the community talk happens in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group]
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* a lot of relevant discussion happens on [http://lists.freeactive.net/listinfo.cgi/hitch-freeactive.net the mailing list]
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* Feel free to [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit this page].
  
==== Shypit, Ukraine ====
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=== Spread the word ===
* Location: Western Ukraine, Zakarpats'ka oblast, near the village ''Shypit'' (or ''Shipot'', ''Шипот'' in Ukrainian)', [[https://goo.gl/maps/o5hywrpQCu72 map]]
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* Tell your friends
* The site has been the location of a well-known hippie-festival for many years
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* Tell hitchhikers you meet on the road
* Ownership/Permission: unclear, the land is said to belong to nobody
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* Write cardboards with hitchgathering.org, the place and date (and maybe more) and place them at popular hitchhiking spots ... be creative and use your colorful markers!
* Food: dumpster diving unlikely, but low cost of living / cheap food 
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* Draw your own flyers :)
* Water: the water from a river nearby is reported to be drinkable
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* Spread the word around hitchhiking clubs and websites in your country/your language
* Accessibility: rather remote, minor mountain roads, far away from bigger cities, ~80km to [[Mukachevo]]
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* Post on your hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog or website about the gathering
* Infrastructure: a big frame to put a tarp over with benches around a fire pit
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* Tell your favorite hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog author to write about it
* Organizers, supporters available: YOU?
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* Organize a pre-meeting (can be early like May/June/July to raise attention and connect people)
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* Translate a ready-made article in your local language and offer it to newspapers
  
''(Bits and pieces of information taken from the mailing list, partly posted on [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/hg2017-proposition-of-a-place-in-ukraine/272 hitchwiki-talk])''
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Latest revision as of 06:22, 6 September 2017

Hitchgathering-2017-poster.jpg

Hitchgathering is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America since 2008.

For the 10th anniversary the idea of Transeuropean Hitchgathering was created. The three main locations (Portugal, Germany, Ukraine) are to be incorporated in a series of Hitchgatherings spanning from Western to Eastern Europe, all summer long!

Gathering locations & dates

Other Pre- & Post-Gatherings

Outside of Europe

If you're on the other side of the Atlantic, watch out for news regarding a hitchgathering in July or August in the province of Minas Gerais, Brazil that is being organized.


Organizing the event

Spread the word

  • Tell your friends
  • Tell hitchhikers you meet on the road
  • Write cardboards with hitchgathering.org, the place and date (and maybe more) and place them at popular hitchhiking spots ... be creative and use your colorful markers!
  • Draw your own flyers :)
  • Spread the word around hitchhiking clubs and websites in your country/your language
  • Post on your hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog or website about the gathering
  • Tell your favorite hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog author to write about it
  • Organize a pre-meeting (can be early like May/June/July to raise attention and connect people)
  • Translate a ready-made article in your local language and offer it to newspapers