VELOBerlin Film Award – The International Online Awards for Bicycle Short Films bestows four prizes to the best films:
1st prize: Riese & Müller World Birdy Sport worth € 1.200
Birdy – a full suspension folding bike in a class of its own! The Birdy is the cult object from the house of Riese and Müller. Thanks to the simple folding mechanism (takes about 15 seconds), the small pack size (79x61x36cm) and leight weight (from 9.9 kg), Birdy is easy to carry and stow almost anywhere. The rigid frame and the full suspension syste provide very good handling characteristics.
2nd prize: Auguste 86 Custom-made Jacket worth € 400
Our bike-friendly jacket is light, compact and perfectly suited on your wants. The basic model is designed by cyclist for cyclist. The jackets are unique and come from the first idea to the last thread of our heads and hands – a genuine North German product.
3rd prize: Carry Freedom Y-Frame Trailer worth € 269
Simple – Light – Strong! This adaptable trailer can carry anything, anywhere. Simple, light and strong the Y-frame combines innovative design with sturdy construction to produce one of the most versatile bike trailers you can buy. The simple aluminium frame, although very light is incredibly strong, while many luggage options can fix to the plywood load base. Add to this the benefits of easy storage (the wheels and handle ‘Quick-release’ in seconds), and what you have is one of the most affordable, versatile trailers on the market today. The simple but efficient hitch allows fast and secure attachment to and release from your bike.
4th prize: Crumpler Kill the Messenger – Pro Messenger Bag worth € 240
For the Kill the Messenger, aka KTM, the Crumpler designers teamed up with a veteran Berlin bike messenger. After multiple prototypes and test runs, the KTM is a messenger bag that has a place in Crumpler’s hall of fame and is rumoured to be the holy grail of messenger bags. It goes without saying that this is a water resistant and hard wearing bag. Its large removable reflective strip adds safety and can be replaced with branding. The magnetic buckles allow quick and easy access to shave vital seconds off your time. We also included an A3 document folder and toolkit bag so that you don’t have to hunt for your own. Want something to sit on when you make a stop in the park? Then the removable backing is what you need. It also features pockets galore inside, outside and on the shoulder strap – padded and unpadded – for drinks iPad, stationery, cards, change, keys, and more. We even added a loop for bike lights. Your imagination is the limit with the KTM – there is even a secret pocket that your humble writer cannot find.