Summer, sun, Edersee

Over 20,000 bikers came to the 12th International Edersee Meeting in North Hesse16hdd10-review-edersee-meet.jpg

Strong bands, a relaxed atmosphere and fascinating motorcycle routes - this is what the International Edersee Meeting is known for far beyond the country's borders. And so it was no surprise that on the first weekend in July an Australian was able to accept the prize for the furthest journey to the 12th International Edersee Meeting: After a good 22,000 kilometers on his Harley Electra Glide Standard, George Prokscha celebrated with around 20,000 other bikers relaxed in Hemfurth am Edersee.

Once again, the extensive area at the Ederbrücke offered the perfect backdrop for the traditional biker event. In addition to the wet T-shirt contest, biker karaoke, bull riding and tabel dancing, the custom bike show caused a sensation this year.

Tobias Kaniut won the competition for the best motorcycle conversion.

He impressed the jury with his authentic bobber based on the Harley-Davidson Nightster .

At temperatures of around 37 degrees, twelve live bands heated up the atmosphere on the large open-air stage, while motorcycle stuntman Rainer Schwarz made the asphalt glow on his Harley-Davidson bikes. The mood boiled over when the German national soccer team celebrated their convincing World Cup victory against Argentina. The only way to cool down was to take a swim in the Edersee.

The conclusion to the Hessian mega-party – powered by Harley-Davidson authorized dealer Arno Werkmeister from Kassel – is correspondingly positive.

“Best summer weather and peaceful party atmosphere – amazing! There's no question that we'll be offering lots of fun and action at attractive prices at Edersee again next year," says Werkmeister. The 13th International Edersee Meeting will take place from June 30th to July 3rd, 2011 in Hemfurth, Hesse.

Image & text: Harley-Davidson Press

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