Exhibitions & EventsNews

Angela Merkel opens Eurobike 2013


Last year boasted 43,700 industry visitors from 97 countries to the 21st Eurobike show at Lake Constance, with 20,500 bike fans on public day. The international trade fair for bicycles and cycling aims to exhibit key players in the industry who in turn present their latest products and trends.

This year saw Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, open the doors to Eurobike 2013, with the Eurobike Show saying there will be an increased focus on electric bikes this year: “Exhibitors will be presenting their [electric] bikes in the Zeppelin Hall and on the open-air grounds East. With the test track in the Zeppelin Hall and a new spacious outdoor test track starting at the open-air park East, Messe Friedrichshafen is extending on its focus on pedelec and e-bikes.”

The show opens to the public this Saturday, 31st August between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Ahead of Saturday the fair is open daily (Wednesday 28th to Friday 20th August) for trade visitors from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m..

Earlier this week Eurobike reported that a strong trend for high-end bicycles and electric bikes in Germany held up slightly sluggish overall bike sales figures for the first part of 2013. The German Bicycle Industry Association estimate that 430,000 e-bikes will be sold in 2013, representing an increase of 13% compared to last year.