Viks diaries is a new series of stories about what happens behind the scenes. Part one kicks off with Eurobike – the biggest bike show in the world that takes place every year in Germany. For the very first time Viks crew was there this year, too, co-exhibiting with Bellitanner Urban Bikes, Happarel Bicycles, Riesel Design and our German distributor Auftragsrad. Our booth was filled with innovation and beautiful design, grabbing a lot of attention and interest.
The trip began in Tallinn, Estonia – the birthplace of Velonia and Viks. After packing the bikes, the 2200 kilometre journey to Eurobike could start. Kristo’ Viano-turned-Viksmobil had only a radio and CD player to entertain us throughout the journey. The options were Latvian, Lithuanian or Polish radio pop music, or funky soul and metalic hip-hop deejayed by our co-driver. We opted for the CD’s (sorry, neighbours :) ).
After a night in Warsaw we had some trouble with our car. Thankfully, everything got fixed by the afternoon and from there onwards we were looking forward to a smooth drive to Germany. We, Estonians are big fans of autobahn‘s, the famous German speedways – no speed limits at all, so pedal to the metal. Or not. We didn’t want to torture our dear Viano again, so we took it nice and relaxed, enjoying the surroundings and trusting the wheel to our pro-driver. Kristo is actually a licensed truck driver and you could see that from his look.
Germany is a beautiful country. Very bike friendly!
German food is quite interesting. Meet bratwurst:
But then it was time for Eurobike! Our moto was to be and keep everyone happy, no matter what. Ailar managed to do it. On the background you could see the journalists from Monocle who chose Viks to be in Monocle Eurobike TOP 10.
We also had very beautiful exhibition for our cards.
Beautiful bikes were everywhere…
Our neon yellow loveliness managed to get in the picture with a zeppelin.
Our booth was a serious attraction. There was a guy (actually several of them) who said that they had been walking around Eurobike for two days, and Viks was the first thing that really caught their eye. What a great compliment.
And what do you think about those Riesel Design Viks bikes?
The tiny in the middle is our German distributor Nico from Auftragsrad. Probably the best place to buy Viks in Germany.
But the real eye-catcher of our booth was the carbon Viks, of course. The carbon tubes of carbon Viks are made by Berk Composites – one of the best carbon tailors in the world. This is Viks team and Berk team posing together.
The evening’s at the Eurobike were also rather interesting. Free hot-dogs!
and cool parties full of laughter.
The Eurobike show was held in a town named Friedrichshafen and it’s next to a gorgeous lake.
After few days, we we’re quite exhausted.
Our first Eurobike was over.
It was time to drive back home. But first, we had to do some shopping.
Germany is perfect: good roads and beautiful scenery. If you haven’t been there yet, go!
You could say, that economical situation in Germany is not bad. Even the Police were driving BMW 7-series.
And there we were, driving through Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and at last it was our home country – Estonia.
We will be back next year for sure! And until the next Viks diary post, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be up to date about Viks life.