Since 2016 the German city of Dortmund has organised an annual e-bike festival which has grown quickly to become the biggest event of its kind in Europe. The DEW21 – BIKE Festival Dortmund presented by SHIMANO will take place for the fourth time from 5 to 7 April 2019 and offer visitors the chance to check out all the latest trends and developments in the world of electric bicycles. Once again the DEW21 Symposium will bring together international experts in electromobility to discuss the most burning issues in this field. These days a bicycle is much more than just a means of transport. City bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes and cargo bikes are a lifestyle statement. Cargo bikes in particular have grown in popularity in recent years thanks to their wide range of uses, from delivering pizzas and packages to picking the kids up from kindergarten. More than 150 exhibitors will be in attendance at Europe’s biggest e-bike event, which will take place in the area round the Reinoldikirche church and the pedestrianised zone at the Alter Markt and Kleppingstraße in the heart of Dortmund. There will be around 900 test bikes available to try, so why not come along and have a go yourself? Bikes can be borrowed from many of the stands and tested either in the SHIMANO Test Area (Urban and MTB) or during one of the DEW21 themed rides in and around Dortmund. Last but not least, there will be plenty of fun and informative activities taking place on the DEW21 Festival Stage on all three days. These include e-bike races, cargo bike races and live music. Families can look forward to lots of special activities for children on the DEW21 Family Sunday.