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ETRA Presents e-Bikes to European Parliament

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To present e-Bikes to members of the European Parliament, their staff, Commission staff and employees of other European institutions the huge potential for (electric) cycling as a substitute of short car trips ETRA will organize an e-Bike Show at the Esplanade of the European Parliament.

ETRA Presents e-Bikes to European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium – To present e-Bikes to members of the European Parliament, their staff, Commission staff and employees of other European institutions the huge potential for (electric) cycling as a substitute of short car trips ETRA will organize an e-Bike Show at the Esplanade of the European Parliament.

The ETRA e-Bike event will also put a special emphasis on the combination between cycling and public transport, including a physical link between the show and the Luxembourg Station, which has a ‘Bike Point’. This event is a part of the European Mobility Week and will take place on 16 September 2010.

The event is open for any company providing products and/or services which can illustrate the potential of (electric) cycling in making transport more sustainable. The event consists of a show of contemporary (electric) bicycles, components and accessories particularly suited for urban cycling. Go-Pedelec will provide for a test-track where visitors can test the (electric) bicycles on show.

The participation contains of a pop-up tent of nine square meters per brand to show products with a maximum of five vehicles. In addition each exhibitor can have his vehicles tested on the Go-Pedelec track. In order to get the most possible feedback ETRA will invite all their contacts in the European Parliament, European Commission and other European institutions as well as several senior politicians, for instance the President of the European Parliament, Members of the EP and European Commissioners.

In the morning of 16 September, a cycle ride organised by the European Greens will start from and arrive on the esplanade. The number of participants is estimated at least 80. They will be offered a modest breakfast and lunch before departure and arrival. This ride is a unique opportunity to have (electric) bikes tried out by Green MEPs and their staff. The European Greens have invited ETRA to use this ride to demonstrate to the participating MEPs and their staff innovative (electric) urban cycling products. The bike industry is encouraged to make a number of vehicles available for this ride.

For participation and for further details please contact Annick Roetynck, ETRA Secretary General Tel. +32 9 233 60 05, E-mail etra@pandora.be

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