E-BIKE FEVER AND THE QUEST FOR NEW EXPERIENCES HAS LED SEA OTTER EUROPE TO DESIGN AN E-BIKE CIRCUIT ONLY FOR THE MOST SKILLED.
A new feature at this year’s edition of Sea Otter Europe will be an electric-bike test track only for the most skilled. The growing popularity of electric bicycles is plain to see. As they revolutionise the market, brands are queuing up to get a piece of the action.
All this in addition to Demobike fever. No one buys a bicycle without having tried it out beforehand, whether you’re buying in a physical store or on the Internet. Brands are well aware of this, which is why one of the great successes of festivals such as Sea Otter Europe is our commitment to such a format. Last year more than 30 brands and 400 bicycles were available for test riding at the festival, and this year more than 50 brands and over 500 bicycles will be available. For fans of cycling it will be a genuine bicycle paradise.
E-SPEED DEMOBIKE CIRCUIT BY HAIBIKE
A combination of both trends has led the organiser’s of Sea Otter Europe to create a new bicycle test track. A circuit specially designed for testing electric bicycles only for the most experienced users. The track is technical with curves, ascents and descents, and sections of river stone with wooden footbridges, and will be very fast. Under 500 metres in length, it is an ideal route for taking advantage of the incredible features of e-bikes. The circuit will be linked to the festival.
What’s more, the German brand Haibike will be sponsoring the circuit presenting its latest models during the festival. The brand will also have a wide range of electric bicycles available for visitors to try out on the same route. However, the circuit will be open to all Demobike brands.
NEW DEMOBIKE BRANDS THAT WOULDN’T DARE MISS OUT ON THE FESTIVAL
These are the latest additions to the 2019 edition: Anda Bike Street Stepper, Bergamont, Bird, GT; Intense; Finna Cycles, Megamo, Mondraker, Niner, Orbea, Rotor, Shimano; Stevens; Swift Carbon Drive, and Felt.
Details on the booking process will be announced shortly.