In July 2010 a group of friends was discussing the future of the bicycle in the Paris region, Ile-de-France. As activists and civic-minded people, they considered how much was at stake and ended up creating the Cyclofficine project, a non-profit association with the aim of actively promoting bike use in the city. Some of their members will be present at Printemps des Laboratoires - Giuseppe Caprarelli, sociologist and graphic artist, he was one of the people behind the bicycle workshops that grew up in Rome from 2005 to 2010; Giampiero Ripanti, architect and engineer specialising in the environment, he is a volunteer who leads bicycle workshops with the group Vélorution Ile-de-France; Aline Dannappe, engineer in the field of sustainable construction, she is a volunteer with Cyclofficines d’Île de France.