Eurobike is the worlds biggest bicycle industry tradeshow and with 565 entries from 30 countries the competition for the Eurobike awards is pretty stiff. This year Burley Design knew going into the show that the new Travoy trailer was one of the 104 products to receive a “Eurobike Award 2010” but today they just received word that the jury selected them to receive one of only 12 GOLD awards. The GOLD awards were reviewed by categories that ranged from city bikes and mountain bikes to accessories and concepts. The category that Burley was in had the stiffest competition with 199 other entries (compared to 10 for “family bikes”). Here’s the information on the award including the “Jury Statement”.
Product: Burley Travoy – Bicycle trailer system
Company: Burley Design, Eugene/USA
Design: Aaron Beese, Joel Wilson, Gwen Spencer, Chris Casler
Burley Design, Eugene/USA
Jury statement: “The Travoy is a trailer concept designed to transport all kinds of different things you need every day – an impressive contribution to bicycle mobility. Versatile use provided by a variety of different pockets and can also be used for shopping without the bike. A good idea that has also been well implemented.”
You can find full information on all the awards HERE.
Burley was the only US company to win a GOLD award and as the company has scaled back and refocused itself over the past couple of years it’s exciting to see it gain such recognition for this great new product. Even with a smaller staff they have worked to remain engaged in the community coming out to events and giving trailers to local organizations for fundraisers. As the proud owner of a Burley trailer myself I’m excited to see them win this award and I hope we continue to see great things from them.
We’re lucky in Eugene to have a small but thriving bicycle industry and we should do more to promote and encourage not only the businesses we have but also work to bring more of these sustainable and innovative companies to our region.
Congratulations Burley, you make us proud!