Messe Friedrichshafen has decided not to go ahead with the premiere of Outdoor Friedrichshafen, a new trade show scheduled to take place on Sept. 17-19, 2019, and to postpone the new format, after the success of the new OutDoor by Ispo show (see our previous issue). The organizer of the new show said its decision to postpone the industry's new event is to allow all those involved to continue developing the newly initiated concept. On the other hand, Messe Friedrichshafen is readying the 28th edition of its Eurobike show, to be held on Sept. 4-7, which will have 150 new exhibitors, raising the total number to more than 1,400. Among the newcomers is ZEG, a German cooperative of bicycle dealers, which will be presenting not only all of its brands but also its “Sharea” (“share” + “area”) concept, which enables the residents of large complexes to rent out e-bikes and cargo bikes through an app. According to Eurobike's organizers, the bicycle and mobility market is undergoing “probably the greatest transition since the invention of rubber tires.” The upheaval is due chiefly to the e-bike, which is already booming in such key European markets as Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland and gaining momentum in France, Italy, Scandinavia and the U.K. With the disappearance of its OutDoor show and the cancellation of Outdoor Friedrichshafen, Messe Friedrichshafen is now expecting a decline in its total revenues to less than €30 million for this year, compared with €35.3 million in 2017 and €36 million in 2018, but the management said it will still be profitable.