Oberursel’s “Day of the Bicycle”

Oberursel is a very bicycle-friendly town.  We have new cycle paths running along the Hohemarkstraße (albeit with some traffic lights that often get ignored), a major cycle race passes through the town each year, you can hire bikes at the new Taunus Information Centre, and there were even special signs and stands for cyclists at the Hessentag last year.

Andreas Ripken (ADFC) engraving a cycle frame during Tag des Fahrrads in Oberursel, February 2012

Andreas Ripken (ADFC) engraving a cycle frame

And then there is the Tag des Fahrrads – the day of the bicycle, which was held last weekend on Sunday at the Stadthalle.  More than 1,000 people turned up to find out more about using GPS navigation, places to visit in the summer, e-bikes (pedelecs), or simply just to find out what models the local dealers have on offer.

The event was organised by the town itself and the local brance of the cycle club ADFC, who were also on hand to “code” visitors’ bike. [Read more…]

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