34,280 trade visitors and 18,800 public attend Friedrichshafen show

EUROBIKE: Show breaks attendance records

"The bike show in Friedrichshafen is the leading event in the bicycle industry," said Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellmann.

In a reference to the 68 percent of exhibitors from outside Germany, Wellman said:

"Eurobike? I’d call it Globalbike."

The trade visitor total of 34, 280 was eight percent up on last year’s record-breaking event.

"We’ve never seen crowds like this," said Christoph Goebel of the German Association of Bicycle Wholesalers.

The show was popular with scribes, too: 1,280 journalists from 32 countries visited the show, a 20-percent increase over the previous year.

Rain dampened Eurobike’s first Demo Day but there were still 1,000 trade visitors and 300 journalists at Eichenburg.

In a survey conducted at Eurobike, eighty-six percent of trade visitors rated the current situation in the bicycle business as "stable to rapidly improving."

Next year’s Eurobike is to be staged September 4-7th.

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