Bicycle & Motorcycle Dynamics 2023

Symposium on the Dynamics and Control of Single Track Vehicles
18-20 October 2023, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands



Location: Delft University of Technology, X: Building 37, Mekelweg 8, NL-2628 CD Delft
Date: Wednesday 18-20, October 2023, 9:00-17:00h

The conference will be held on the TU Delft campus with the primary location at X (building 37). X is TU Delft's culture and sport center, where students and staff recreate, learn, and study. The conference talks will be given in a single track in the Theatre Hall. The coffee breaks and poster sessions will occur in the Foyer and its patio as well as accompanying rooms.

Conference talks will occur in the Theatre Hall.

Foyer bar.

The map pin below shows the exact location in X where the primary conference events occur:

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Tuesday Simulator Workshop

Title: 2-wheeler simulators – lessons learned in training and research
Organizers: Riender Happee & Linda van der Spaa (TU Delft), Tim Reuscher (RWTH Aachen)
Location: Delft University of Technology; building and room TBA
Date: Tuesday 17, October 2023, 13:00-17:00h, prior to the BMD conference

Van Lunteren and Stassen's 1967 TU Delft Bicycle Simulator.

Several bicycle and motorcycle simulators have been developed and validated but only a few studies actually applied these simulators in training and in research. We organize an informal workshop before the BMD conference to discuss and align on lessons learned in:

  1. mechanical motion cuing, visual motion cuing, usage of body motion, vehicle modelling, rendering of steering forces, propulsion and braking, the resulting behavioral validity in vehicle control, perceived realism and motion sickness.
  2. traffic interaction, and behavioral validity in interaction

We invite developers and users to join this informal workshop. Those who wish to present can submit an abstract of at most 250 words, preferably with an image of the simulator.

An agenda will be composed depending on the submissions.

We also aim to organize demonstrations of simulators at the actual conference as part of the exhibitions.

The workshop will focus on lessons learned and unresolved questions. Another goal of the workshop is to move towards agreement on quality measures for 2-wheeler simulators, and towards unified experimental protocols to assess performance.

It is fine to also present research results at the actual conference.

Abstracts for the workshop can be submitted to Linda van der Spaa by email ( before March 7, 2023 (extended from February 28, 2023).

Tuesday Drinks

Location: Delft, TBA
Date: Tuesday 17, October 2023, 17:30-19:30h

We will organize an informal meetup for drinks for workshop attendees, early arrivers, and locals to start at 17:30 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (evening before the start of the conference). This will not be covered by your conference registration fee.

Wednesday Bike Rodeo and Borrel

Location: Delft, TBA
Date: Wednesday 18, October 2023, 18:00-20:00h

Bicycle rodeo at BMD 2016 in Milwaukee, USA.

On the evening of Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 we will host a welcome borrel (drinks and heavy appetizers) alongside a "Bike Rodeo". At the bike rodeo you will be able to test drive and assortment of innovative bicycles, e-bikes, scooters, motorcycles, tricycles, etc. If you would like to bring a vehicle to the rodeo for people to test ride, send an email to The borrel and rodeo will be included as part of your conference registration fee.

Thursday Dinner

Location: Deflt, TBA
Date: Thursday 19, October 2023, 18:00-20:00h

We will host a dinner for conference participants the evening of Thursday the 19th. This dinner will be included with your conference registration fee.

Friday Delft Bicycle and Walk Tour

Location: Delft City Center
Date: Friday 19, October 2023, 15:00-18:00h

After the conference close midday Friday, attendees can join a bicycling and/or walking tour of Delft. The walking tour will give a history of the city and the bicycling tour will provide a look into Dutch bicycle transportation design and features.

Delft Stadhuis (City Hall), Marek Slusarczyk, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons