On September 13, 14 and 15, the bicycle sector was skeptical about the return, after six years without organizing, of Festibike International Bicycle Fair to the fairground of the Madrid town of Las Rozas.
The meteorology did not accompany its re-release, leaving a weekend of storms and rains that prevented many from being able to attend, especially the public in the Levante area, more hit by the storm.
However, the work and enthusiasm of Last Lap, the organizing company, together with the firm commitment of companies in the sector, sponsors, suppliers and the press, made the fair show its potential again.
Some numbers that confirm this are the more than 23.000 attendees who challenged time to enjoy the Sqm 39.000 of total space and 4.900 of exhibition where the public could know and test the novelties of 2020 of the 108 exhibitors present and the 228 brands represented.
The professional public also praised the return of Festibike.
A total of 1.686 professionals were accredited previously and 387 did it directly at the fair. In total, 2.073 people from the industry attended throughout the weekend, which shows the good reception of the sector.
And if something shows that Festibike is a fair different from any other, it is in its participative aspect. More than 20 activities. Between product tests, competitions and marches to which almost 3.000 person signed upYes, despite the bad weather prevailing throughout the weekend.
The Demo test had a special mention, in which bicycles of different brands could be tested. During the three days of the fair, a total of 561 product tests were carried out.
For all these figures, the organization has been clear. Festibike is a fair that has returned, and that has returned to stay. Right now, Last Lap is working hard for the 2020 edition