VELOBerlin celebrates 10 years of bike festivals in the capital

VELOBerlin 2020. Presented by Brose.

Berlin – From 18-19 April 2020, Europe’s most important bicycle festival expects over 20,000 bike fans at Tempelhof Airport. For the tenth anniversary edition of the show, VELOBerlin is welcoming 300 exhibitors, 500 brands and a full programme of events and test opportunities for all types of bikes. The patron of “VELOBerlin 2020. Presented by Brose” is Berlin’s mayor, Michael Müller.

In 2020, VELOBerlin is again playing host to a huge array of bike brands, for all riders large or small, from full ranges to ultra-specialists, and for all budgets. On display in the two hangars and large outside expo area are the latest innovations from the worlds of e-bikes, urban bikes, lightweight kids’ and youth bikes in the YoungStars area and family-friendly cargo bikes, plus the major new trend of gravel bikes for sporty riding in all terrain. “As sister exhibition to the Eurobike, VELOBerlin with its B2C orientation is the perfect complement to the industry gathering at Lake Constance,” says Stefan Reisinger Head of EUROBIKE at Messe Friedrichshafen, who organises the trade show together with Berlin-based bicycle agency Velokonzept. “We get a fantastic response not only from the bicycle industry and bike scene, but also from politics and the media.”

Brose and VELOBerlin: Two Berlin bike major players riding together

VELOBerlin now has a new and enthusiastic main sponsor – the family-owned business and e-bike system supplier Brose. Well known as an automotive supplier, Brose has a long-standing experience in electric motors and has transferred this expertise to create innovative drive systems for e-bikes, which have been produced in Berlin since 2014. The “Brose Drive” e-bike product family is designed and manufactured at the company’s location in the city. “Made in Berlin” is a central element of its corporate philosophy. Not just because of the Berlin premises, but because Max Brose first founded the company here in 1908. By supporting VELOBerlin, Brose is bringing e-bikes to the people of Berlin and helping to accelerate the drive towards green and sustainable mobility solutions.

Test, experience, join in!

All bikes can be tested on the five, diverse and extensive test circuits. The Brose Test Track with its long ramp and the Kalkhoff Speed Test Track is open to all bikes and e-bikes. For bike technique training and special testing, there is an MTB track, trial bike parcour area and pump track. Smaller and younger visitors can test the latest bikes for kids, either on the balance bike or YoungStars Parcours, while their parents can attend “Cargo Bike School”, test out bike models or listen in on the travel talks.

The VELOBerlin Airfield Race will be held for the third year with youth races and hobby races open to all, run by the tradition cycle club Schöneberger Radfahrer Verein Iduna. In the sprint race, there is some tough competition – from German track cycling legend Robert Förstemann. And there is also an internationally-recognised fixed gear criterium race organised by Berlin-Kreuzberg manufacturer 8bar bikes and the international cargo bike race event. Two days before the VELOBerlin festival, 200 hardcore riders will be starting out from Hamburg, as part of the bike packing adventure Hansegravel, and then cycling over 600km on trails to Stettin – before riding into Berlin

On the presentation stages and in the VELOSalons there will be talks, discussions and workshops covering a wide range of topics from urban mobility to VELOWomen and extreme adventures. Ultra-endurance athlete Jonas Deichmann will be talking in detail about his 18,000 km and 72 days in the saddle during his “Cape to Cape” world record, mobility expert Katja Diehl from podcast “She Drives Mobility” will be talking about the bike’s role in mobility change and on Saturday evening from 18:00, bikes will be the centre of celebrations at the jubilee edition party in the Open Air Expo area.

About VELOBerlin

Since 2011 VELOBerlin has taken place on a yearly basis as the largest, urban public event in the bike sector. After seven years at Messe Berlin, VELOBerlin developed a new concept and moved to Tempelhof Airport in 2018. On over approximately 30,000 square metres of exhibition space, test and event areas in atmospheric hangars and a covered outdoor area, 300 exhibitors with 500 brands (2019) showcase their products. In addition, there are numerous test and action circuits, diverse stage shows and supporting events, bike races and bike tours to try out new products and enjoy the occasion. VELOBerlin is hosted by Messe Friedrichshafen, which also runs the international Eurobike trade show at Lake Constance, and the bicycle festival is organised by Berlin-based agency Velokonzept, which also operates further VELO events in Hamburg and Frankfurt. The patron of VELOBerlin 2020 is Berlin’s mayor, Michael Müller.

Key Facts

VELOBerlin 2020. Presented by Brose.

Date: 18-19 April 2020, 10.00-18.00

Location: Tempelhof Airport, Hangars 5, 6 and outdoor area

Entrance “landside”: Tempelhofer Damm / Underground station Paradestraße,

Entrance “airside”: via Tempelhofer Feld

Surface area: Exhibitions & test circuits ca. 30,000 m²

Operator: Messe Friedrichshafen/EUROBIKE, Friedrichshafen

Organisation: Velokonzept Saade GmbH, Berlin

Web tickets: Day ticket €8.00 Festival ticket €12.00 at www.veloberlin.com

BVG: Tickets in advance Day ticket €8.00 Festival ticket €12.00 at BVG

Ticket machines and ticket counters

Ticket on the day: Day ticket €10.00, €8.00

Festival ticket €14.00, €12.00

Children under the age of 14 free of charge.

Web: www.veloberlin.com

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