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  1. National Cycling Congress and Eurobike to coincide for the first time in 2023

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    Source: Eurobike

    With the recognition of sustainable living and a healthy lifestyle, bicycle uptake continues to increase, yet work remains to make it even more appealing. The National Cycling Congress, organised by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, Germany’s flagship cycling trade congress, takes place in Hesse on June 20 and 21, a month that stages another key bicycle event, the 31st Eurobike, which runs from June 21 to 25.

    The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing have endeavoured to make two June events work in tandem. Federal Minister Volker Wissing states: “Next year we are going to combine two major dates for the cycling community in Germany and therefore create more and better opportunities for an exchange between professionals, cycling enthusiasts and policymakers. My goal is to have us all pulling together at our National Cycling Congress to make it easier for people to choose sustainable modes of transport. This includes systematically closing gaps in the cycling network and improving the relationship between bicycles and other vehicles. Since Eurobike follows right after, I’m hoping for plenty of input for digital and innovative solutions. I’m looking forward to a successful event in Frankfurt.”

    Hessian Minister of Transport Tarek Al-Wazir adds: “We’re delighted that in June 2023 Hesse will be a focal point for cycling thanks to the National Cycling Congress and Eurobike. For years, we’ve been working not only on making cycling safer. We’ve also been bolstering the role of the bicycle as an everyday means of transport and improving the overall cycle infrastructure. We’ve been investing record sums of money every year to make this happen. The trade events next year will give us the opportunity to showcase Hesse as the perfect place for cycling and to learn from each other by sharing ideas with experts, cyclists, associations, companies in the bicycle industry and policymakers.”

    The National Cycling Congress in Messe, Frankfurt, will feature insights from industry experts and clubs and associations. Planning, policy, business, challenges and visions for the future of cycling will be debated, allowing federal government, state governments and municipalities to share ideas on innovative solutions that make cycling more appealing. Last year, over 2,800 experts attended the virtual events, so 2023 is set to be particularly encompassing.

    Following the event, bicycle industry enthusiasts and organisations will attend the Eurobike trade fair. Stefan Reisinger, fairnamic managing director and head of Eurobike commented, “We’re delighted that Eurobike’s new Frankfurt edition will continue to live up to the fair’s claim of strengthening political positioning as it is scheduled to coincide with the National Cycling Congress both in terms of time and location,” further adding, “The bicycle industry brings together policymakers and scientists at Eurobike, the epicentre of innovation and development of the bicycle sector. The good thing is that Eurobike will now take place well before the main holiday season in most countries, which puts it in an even better position to establish itself as the leading international meeting place for the bicycle and future mobility industry.”

    The 8th National Cycling Congress is organised by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), in cooperation with the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing. Originally founded in 2009 by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, the congress is a biennial event, and is attended by government agencies, private companies, and associations, as well as individuals involved with cycling, transport and mobility or in issues associated closely with cycling.

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  2. EUROBIKE dedicates new area to Light Electric Mobility

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    A spotlight on micromobility and lightweight vehicles

    Source: EUROBIKE

    2023 will see EUROBIKE expand to include new types of vehicles of all sizes and classes that demonstrate solutions for an alternative future mobility. Also on display will be urban infrastructure, another integral part of the overall mobility complex. This will feature feasible systems that can coexist and function safely as an alternative means of propulsion.

    The broad selection of light electric vehicles will collaborate in the Future Mobility Hall 8, with a test track on the exhibition grounds to give all interested parties the opportunity for hands-on experience.


    The Light Electric Mobility Area focuses on products from established global brands and small and medium-sized enterprises. Start-ups in micromobility and lightweight vehicles, mobility infrastructure and services will additionally feature at the exhibition in 2023, a year in which electric microvehicles, such as e-scooters, will have equal footing with the traditional four-wheeled vehicles.

    The announcement from EUROBIKE stated: “We’re extending the range of EUROBIKE beyond the bicycle, e-bike and cargo bike and including the vehicle types so important for implementing the green mobility transformation, namely light electric and micromobility vehicles as well as infrastructure and services for mobility…Light electric vehicles in all their diversity will be on display in concentrated form in Future Mobility Hall 8 as well as on the open-air grounds with a test track, where all interested visitors will be able to gain a true experience of driving and using them. Services ranging from fleet management, leasing, insurance through to infrastructure providers are all part of the new EUROBIKE in Frankfurt as well.”


    21 June 2023, Hall 8

    Created in 2022, the EUROBIKE CONVENTION provides a perfect platform for the LIGHT ELECTRIC MOBILITY exhibition. On offer at the world’s largest bicycle and future mobility program, is an opportunity to stage discussions on current issues of the green mobility transformation. “Smarter Tomorrow” is the motto of the 2023 Future Mobility Conference, reflective of how the mobility sector can be of influence in the debate surrounding smart cities and industry, and responsibilities in climate protection, the mobility transformation and industrial policy.

    EUROBIKE and BEM: together for more electric mobility

    Joining EUROBIKE for the first time as a partner in the LIGHT ELECTRIC MOBILITY Area is the German Federal Association for eMobility (BEM) whose members will also be planning their own formats on the subject.

  3. Location and date confirmed for EUROBIKE 2024

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    EUROBIKE 2024, the show’s 32nd edition, will take place between 3 – 7 July, at Messe Frankfurt.

    The 32nd edition of the leading trade fair for bike and mobility products, EUROBIKE, takes place at Messe Frankfurt from 3 to 7 July 2024. The BIKE BIZ REVOLUTION will take place the day before the show, and will look to the future when the industry meets to discuss forthcoming trends and their risks and opportunities for the mobility market.

    In line with previous iterations, the platform for the bike and mobility world will be dedicated to trade visitors for three days from Wednesday to Friday before opening its doors to all bike fans at the weekend with a programme of events, races, tests and other opportunities. “As the new Eurobike in Frankfurt grows and gathers momentum, we see it as our mission to provide the bike and light electric vehicle sectors with guidance and planning security,” says fairnamic Managing Director and Head of EUROBIKE Stefan Reisinger explaining the reasons for the early scheduling.

  4. Submissions are open for The Eurobike Award 2023

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    Designers, developers, manufacturers and importers from the bicycle and mobility industry have until 14 April to submit products and innovations to the 2023 edition of The Eurobike Award.

    The Eurobike Award 2023, the renowned award for innovative and high-quality products in the bicycle and future mobility industry, will be presented for the first time at Messe Frankfurt after a one-year break and the relocation of the leading international trade fair Eurobike from Lake Constance to the Main River. For the first time, EUROBIKE is cooperating in the realisation of the award with the German Design Council, the design and branding authority in Germany is an experienced initiator of highly respected design awards.

    Industry professionals can take advantage of this unique opportunity at EUROBIKE, submitting products and project innovations in a total of nine categories – including newly established product groups such as light electric vehicles, digital solutions, and mobility and infrastructure concepts. The deadline for submission is 14 April 2023.

    Visit the Eurobike Award 2023 homepage, here.

    Winners can look forward to a large award ceremony and a central award exhibition in Future Mobility Hall 8. Awardees can benefit from the reputation of the EUROBIKE Award, being an advantageous marketing tool to position products on the market.

    Designers, developers, manufacturers and importers from the bicycle and mobility industry can submit their innovations – regardless of whether they are represented as exhibitors at EUROBIKE 2023 or not.

  5. Bimas Bikes exhibits at Eurobike for the first time

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    Source: NieuwsFiets.nu

    LEVA-EU member Bimas Bikes showcased its own line of Bimas Bikes, the Argeus project bikes, and its collaboration with Oowi bike-sharing service at Eurobike 2022.

    Jan Willem de Ronde of Bimas Bikes shared, “We have been going [to Eurobike] as a visitor for years, but this is of course a completely different dynamic. What we want to show here is of course our own brand Bimas Bikes, the cargo bike is the [our] most successful at the moment. We also produce OEM bicycles on a project basis. Our factory also makes a large number of bicycles for other brands, which are also exhibited here at the fair,” referring to bicycles of the Argeus project. Of their own range, the new Bimas eTour 7.5 e-bike made its debut at Eurobike 2022.

    Continuing to discuss Bimas’ partnerships, de Ronde explained, “[Argeus] is its own brand, but [more of an] umbrella. Someone can choose to carry the Argeus, but they can also put their own brand name on it. The bikes that we show here are actually a kind of starting point, we will discuss the method of final assembly at a later stage. We also have customers, with whom we start from paper, but then you have to speak to someone who already knows exactly what they want. Such customers often already have a very strong idea about the model, the parts, and the marketing strategy. These customers often already have their own collection, but are looking for something to replace or expand.

    The third item showcased by Bimas Bikes was their close collaboration with Oowi, a bike-sharing service. Bimas Bikes manufactures the physical bikes, while Oowi is responsible for the sharing platform itself.

    Image source: nieuwsfiets.nu
  6. Pendix: Eurobike was a complete success

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    The Zwickau-based drive specialist and LEVA-EU member Pendix can look back on a successful Eurobike. The company presented its various eDrive drive systems at the world’s largest bicycle trade fair, which was held for the first time in Frankfurt am Main. The Pendix eDrive INs aroused particularly great interest – a serial hybrid drive that was specially designed for the B2B sector.

    The crowd at the Pendix stand was already large during the dealer days. Companies and journalists informed themselves about the innovative drive technology of the Pendix eDrive IN and its possible uses. Test drives were possible for the first time on the test site outside the halls, which many visitors took advantage of and were amazed at the chainless drive.

    Interest was also unbroken during the end customer days. The established retrofit systems for the private sector continue to be a sustainable option for turning your own bike into an e-bike. “Many customers also take the drive with them when they buy a new bike,” reports Alexandra Elschker, Head of Marketing at Pendix.

    She looks back with satisfaction: “The days at the trade fair were exhausting, but the atmosphere and the feedback from customers were phenomenal. After the long Corona break, it was just nice to be able to talk to people on site again. Above all, the visits and discussions with our long-standing customers were great. The generous ambiance in Frankfurt has taken everything to a new level.

    It was also a special experience for Managing Director Thomas Herzog: “It wasn’t our first Eurobike, but the trade fair was still very exciting for us. For the first time, visitors could drive the Pendix eDrive INs themselves and give us direct feedback. What can I say? The feedback was consistently positive – after the hard work and the waiting time caused by the pandemic, it is difficult to put into words how happy we were. We were often praised for our app, but also for our service and our reliable availability, which made us just as happy. We can hardly wait for Eurobike 2023.”

  7. So nice to see you (again) at Eurobike

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    The LEVA-EU team thoroughly enjoyed the many meetings with members, candidate members and other parties interested in Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) at Eurobike this year. Having live discussions about innovations, market expansion, sustainable policies, rules and regulations, changing public opinion, … was so refreshing and inspiring. However, we still don’t understand why we all had to move.

    Throughout the meetings, LEVA-EU received many compliments on the work done so far and just as many encouragements to keep up the good work. There is still a lot of work left to do in many different fields: e-cargocycles, speed pedelecs, e-trailers, e-scooters, … Eurobike convinced us of the fact that LEVA-EU is on the right track in fighting the LEV-corner.

    On the Thursday, in the traditional info-meeting, LEVA-EU presented an update on important European regulatory issues involving electric bicycles and other light, electric vehicles. The agenda included the review of technical legislation for E-Bikes and all other LEVs, state of play in standardization, the EU proposal for a new battery Regulation and the DLR-report on emission saving potential of LEVs. Please contact LEVA-EU Manager Annick Roetynck, annick@leva-eu.com, if you are interested in receiving the presentation.

    All in all, this Eurobike was suitably different from all other editions. At last, it is no longer a bicycle show, it has now finally started to reflect the large diversity of LEVs available on the market to cater for a variety of use and users. Only on Friday afternoon, we made it to the outdoor test-track where we feasted our eyes on a vast range of (sometimes crazy) vehicles with 1, 2, 3 or more wheels. A truly exciting sight!

    And yet, we are not entirely happy with some of the fundamental changes that Eurobike has undergone. The Messe is monstrously large and it takes up a lot of time to get from one hall to another. The lay-out is very confusing and some halls are not exactly attractive. LEVA-EU was forced to resort to a meeting room off hall 9.1.  Although it was a quiet place to meet and catch one’s breath, we were completely excluded from the fairground itself. Many people found it difficult to find us. Also, according to several companies, who either had a stand this year or were considering taking a stand next year, participation is far more expensive than in Friedrichshafen. Furthermore, some prospective exhibitors were turned down because, allegedly, there was not enough room. Unusual policy, considering there was clearly enough free space available to accommodate more exhibitors.

    The question is also how much bigger Eurobike wants to become. There are still some halls available, but it was already impossible for professional visitors to see everything in three days. The question also seems to be whether there is really a need for more square metres or rather for finetuning the exhibition concept? Also, Frankfurt has not proven that it was really necessary to move house. What is the added value of the new location? Our travel-time has been reduced with a few hours but we, for one, would gladly return to Friedrichshafen. There, we have our familiar holiday home, our preferred restaurants and a heavenly spot on the lakeshore where we can enjoy the sunset over a glass of wine after the fair. We still do not understand why we had to give all this up for Frankfurt.

    As for visitors, this edition of Eurobike did not do better than the last edition before COVID, which was in 2019. This year, the fair welcomed 33,780 visitors compared to 39,834 in 2019, that is still more than 15% less. On Saturday and Sunday, 27,370 consumers came round to see the show, compared to 21,240 in 2019. That is almost 30% more but the 2019 show only had 1 day, this year there were two public days.

    Next year, Eurobike is planned in the penultimate week of June. Who has been consulted about this? Certainly not the many dealers who will have to leave their shop for an exhibition in THE busiest time of the year. And what about all the parents who, in that period, are on call to support their children in exams or who are expected to attend long-awaited proclamations? The dates have been chosen with a view to linking Eurobike to the German National Cycling Congress on 20 and 21 June. Federal Mobility Minister Volker Wissing stated: “Next year we are going to combine two major dates for the cycling community in Germany and therefore create more and better opportunities for an exchange between professionals, cycling enthusiasts and policymakers. My goal is to have us all pulling together at our National Cycling Congress to make it easier for people to choose sustainable modes of transport. This includes systematically closing gaps in the cycling network and improving the relationship between bicycles and other vehicles. Since Eurobike follows right after, I’m hoping for plenty of input for digital and innovative solutions. I’m looking forward to a successful event in Frankfurt.

    Unfortunately, the Minister seems to forget that Eurobike is an international exhibition, so it might prove tricky to get Chinese, American or even French trade visitors interested in a German national cycling congress. Moreover, trade visitors are at Eurobike for doing business. It proves to be very difficult to attract their attention for anything that takes their focus away from that business. Time will have to tell whether the National Cycling Congress delegates will be an interesting addition to the traditional public of Eurobike trade visitors.

  8. QWIC Mira, the e-bike for an active lifestyle

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    On the first day of Eurobike 2022, LEVA-EU member QWIC presented a brand new e-bike, the QWIC Mira. This comfort e-bike has been specially designed to make everyday life easier and more comfortable. With the Mira you can maneuver comfortably through the day.

    The QWIC Mira invites you to go cycling. From functional bike rides to trips through nature, the Mira is versatile.

    Comfort and power

    The high-quality parts of the Mira offer the comfort that we have come to expect from QWIC. The iconic low step-through frame ensures that you can get on and off easily, even with groceries and children on the bike. The powerful QWIC battery (known from the luxurious Premium Q and adventurous Atlas) is positioned in such a way that it can be installed and removed smoothly.

    Versatile e-bike

    With the various cargo options, the Mira is perfect for all kinds of purposes and easy to adapt. Thanks to the sturdy rear carrier, the Mira can carry 27 kg of cargo. The MIK HD click system makes it easy to change accessory. For example, by removing the child seat when you go into town to have a drink.

    Mira Daily & Mira Tour

    The QWIC Mira is available in two versions, the Daily and the Tour version. The Daily is the perfect bike for all daily activities. This version comes with a powerful 65Nm motor and chain drive. The QWIC Mira Tour gives you just that little bit of extra comfort you need for longer distances and hilly terrain thanks to an even more powerful motor (80Nm) and belt drive.

    Both models are available in Jet Black color. The Mira Daily also has a fresh Sage Green version and the Mira Tour is available in the elegant Desert Copper color.

    QWIC Dealer Shows

    QWIC dealers can experience the QWIC Mira for themselves during the QWIC Dealer Shows in August and September in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. All technical questions about this new model will also be answered.

    Prices and options

    The QWIC Mira Daily is for sale for €3,499 and the price of the QWIC Mira Tour is €4,099. The Mira comes standard with a 522 Wh battery and an optional 756 Wh battery is available (surcharge €420). Other options include the QWIC charging station (€299) and GPS connectivity (€199).

    For sale

    Delivery of the QWIC Mira will start in the fourth quarter of 2022.

  9. Enabling urban vehicle concepts – Hirschvogel at Eurobike

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    Source: Automobil Industrie

    Vehicles should be emission-free, cities should become more livable. There is no shortage of ideas for tomorrow’s urban mobility. Whether it’s a cargo bike or a light vehicle, the problem lies in implementing the vehicle concepts in such a way that they are both qualitatively convincing and come onto the road at a competitive price. Only then will the mobility turnaround in the cities, and why not in the countryside, really pick up speed.

    Components for the requirements in the “light” vehicle segment

    The Hirschvogel Group would like to support vehicle suppliers along the way. The component manufacturer, which focuses on the automotive sector and is based in Denklingen in Upper Bavaria, has founded a micromobility business unit. In the “Future Mobility” themed hall at the Eurobike, the company will be presenting components that were specially developed for the requirements of the “light” vehicle segment, the so-called Light Electric Vehicles (LEV). The products are manufactured in a separate production facility. “This allows us to act flexibly and quickly from the customer-specific design to the start of series production and beyond,” emphasizes Michael Schleich, who is responsible for the new business unit. If the orders reach large series format, they are integrated into the classic production world of the industrialization specialist. The local-for-local production ensures short distances and secure supply chains in the European market.

    Ready-to-install axle systems

    The highlights at the trade fair include two axle systems that Hirschvogel has developed to series production based on its AXIMO component platform: an L2e axle for three-wheel vehicles, which enables new, dynamic driving behavior thanks to its innovative design and compact construction, and an axle set especially for two-track light vehicles L6e class. Both axles are ready-to-install complete systems and designed as load-bearing components. Due to the AXIMO modular principle, customer-specific adjustments, for example to the track width, the load capacity or the connection points, are easily possible. 

    A differential developed specifically for the needs of micro mobility can be integrated into the drive axles. It is small, compact and ensures harmonious cornering behavior in multi-lane vehicles. “Like many of our components, the differentials are massively reshaped. This has a positive effect on the material properties, i.e. the stability and service life of the components. In addition, less material is required, which leads to higher cost efficiency and lower component weight,” says Schleich.

    Lightweight aluminum bike components

    Bike components from Hirschvogel, such as cranks or bike dropouts, are also lightweight. In addition to forming, the multi-stage, complex further processing plays an increasingly important role in the production of aluminum components. Hirschvogel offers both from a single source.

    Trade fair premiere for the AXIMO electric drive

    Hirschvogel celebrates its premiere at the Eurobike, on the one hand as an exhibitor, on the other hand with the electric drive from AXIMO. The innovative, extremely robust direct runner was specially developed for the challenges of commercial use, for example in the courier or rental sector for cargo bikes or S-pedelecs. With its 60 Newton meters of torque, the rear engine has one of the best performances in this application area. It supports powerfully from a standing start both when driving forwards and when reversing, which is particularly important for heavily loaded cargo bikes. The innovative sensor technology is built into the engine to protect against moisture, dirt, careless handling and vandalism. According to the AXIMO modular concept, the drive can also be adapted to other light vehicles.

    “We are open to the ideas of vehicle manufacturers,” says Schleich. “The trade fair is a platform for talking to each other about how we can realize the vehicle concepts of tomorrow.

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