Book it now: LikeBike Monte-Carlo 2016
by Zoe Dickens
For superyacht owners who like to explore, there is perhaps no greater freedom when it comes to onshore adventure than keeping a great bike on board. This spring LikeBike Monte-Carlo returns to the to showcase some of the world’s best push and electric bikes from over 150 exhibitors - giving you the perfect opportunity to pick up a great bike for the upcoming Winch Design and Blue Marine Foundation London to Monaco charity bike ride.
For those looking to impress don’t miss innovative new designs from Keim, Moulton and Ecce Cycles who have all turned the traditional bicycle into something far more spectacular. If e-bikes are more your style then Trefecta’s motorbike-inspired model and Independent’s sleek new monochrome Cruiser are the perfect upgrade for 2016.
However, for racers who like to get some serious speed behind their wheels, new carbon fibre launches from Lacroix and Bianchi – as well as an exciting new collaboration between Lightweight and Audi – will be show must-sees.
As well as shopping for an upgrade, visitors will have the opportunity to attend the annual LikeBike charity gala dinner. Held at the Yacht Club de Monaco and often attended by many of the principality’s local pro-riders, the gala is a highlight of the fair and for 2016 is being hosted by LikeBike founders Wladimir Singer and Mark Hillsdon. With live music, entertainment and an auction of unique bikes decorated by local children, this starry event raises money for a number of charities including the Fondation Albert II, Monaco Aide et Presence and Peace and Sport.
Can’t make the official LikeBike 2016 fair? Don’t worry, the show will popping up again for a ‘Yacht Edition’ at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Showcasing an edit of the most popular models from the 2016 event, it’s the ideal way to combine your love for sailing and cycling.
LikeBike 2016 takes place from 3-5 June at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte-Carlo. Visit likebikemc.com for information and tickets.