SCHWABISCH GMUND, Germany (BRAIN)—With one month to go, all exhibitor space for the first European Handmade Bicycle Exhibition (EHBE) have been sold.
The show will be held in Schwabisch Gmund, a picturesque town near Stuttgart in Southern Germany from May 8-10. The show hopes to create similar levels of public interest as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which recently took place in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“When we first proposed the show last April, we expected a healthy response, but we did not expect the kind of response we have seen from all parts of Europe and beyond," said Indra Sarkar, of 2Souls Cycles, organizers of the show. "At first, we booked a smaller hall in the expo centre, but after a few months we had to go back to the centre management and ask them to allocate us some more floor space. By December, we had booked every spare meter of space. There is no more room, but if it was available, we could fill it, such is the high level of interest from would-be exhibitors.”
American builders Independent Fabrication, Seven and MSH1 Bicycle Works will be attending the show.