The second E — BIKE Festival Dortmund presented by SHIMANO once again proved a huge success. Following the event’s premiere in 2016, this year’s festival showcased all the latest innovations in the world of electric bikes and attracted an incredible 55.000 visitors between 7 and 9 April. A total of 136 exhibitors – 30% more than last year – were present, including almost all the leading e-bike companies in Europe. Visitors had the chance to test around 900 bikes. “Dortmund is the most important event of the year for us,” explains Bernard Lange, managing partner of the Paul Lange & Co. OHG. The most popular highlights included the new test concept featuring an “eURBAN test course – epowered by Bosch”. At the end of the three-day event it is clear that e-bikes are still the key motor driving the bike industry. In Germany alone, 605.000 e-bikes were sold in 2016. Industry representatives are aiming to increase this number to over 1 million by 2020.
The great success of the second E — BIKE Festival Dortmund presented by SHIMANO would not have been possible without all our partners – a special thanks to our partners, exhibitors, participants and visitors!