We couldn’t have been prouder to represent Austin and the electric bike space this March at the Future Mobility Panel at South By Southwest!
If you aren’t familiar South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that takes place right in the middle of our home base in Austin, Texas, every March. The event brings hundreds of thousands of forward-thinking individuals to town to learn, network, (and party).
MOD BIKES was hand-selected to participate in the Future Mobility Showcase within the 2019 Trade Show, and we popped up at the Austin Convention Center March 10-13. The Trade Show itself is a 4-day hands-on experience highlighting innovative brands from various sectors. The Future Mobility Showcase was a brand new addition to the Trade Show, the first of its kind at SXSW and aimed to bring awareness to sustainable transportation. Our line of high-quality, easy-to-use electric bikes were on display along with a global collection of transportation-focused companies.
Not only was it incredible to showcase our collection of e-bikes in front of a global audience, it was inspiring to see so many amazing brands fighting for and highlighting sustainability. Everyday we do our best to show that there are easy and fun ways to be environmentally conscious, and it was so exciting to see thousands of visitors from around the world interested in joining the fight to protect our planet.
Being our first year in business, it was surreal to be showcasing our electric bikes next to global brands like Virgin Galactic as well as amazing local companies like Firefly Aerospace.Every company in the expo is doing amazing work, but there were a few that really stood out to us. Some of our favorites were:
- 1) Shell: The oil and gas company featured a hydrogen fuel-cell engine in a Toyota sedan. Shell believes the low-emissions fuel can help power the future without contributing to climate change.
- 2) EmbraerX: EmbraerX aims the enhancement of urban air mobility acceptance in a human-centric experience. The company is part of the Uber Elevate Network, a group of innovative companies sharing the vision that on-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, improving the quality of life for people who live in congested urban communities.
- 3) Citio: The French start-up provides innovative solutions for public transportation. By using big data and artificial intelligence, Citio optimizes transport networks through machine learning and data visualizations.
If you stopped by our booth during SXSW, we’d love to see your photos! Whether you’re an Austin local or an occasional visitor, stop by our MOD BIKES headquarters in South Austin to see our full operation and get a better feel for who we are. We offer electric bike sales, rentals, and tours 6 days a week out of our South 1st showroom. You haven’t seen Austin until you’ve explored on one of our e-bikes!
• ABOUT MOD BIKES, Austin’s Most Recommended Electric Bike Shop •
MOD BIKES is an electric bike company that designs and engineers e-bikes in Austin, Texas. Headquartered in the South First neighborhood, and less than 10 minutes from Downtown Austin, our showroom offers sales of electric bikes, professional e-bike repair and a service center. MOD BIKES also offers hourly, daily, and weekly electric bike rentals and self-guided city tours.
MOD Bikes are easy-to-use, low-maintenance, electric bicycles that get you from here to there in style. Our collection sleek, sustainable bikes designed for riders of every kind. Whether you’re a commuter looking to cut travel time and cost and beat traffic, or an adventurer looking for a bike tough enough for your rugged excursions, MOD BIKES has you covered. Head here to learn more about our electric bike models or stop by our store for a free test ride today.
MOD BIKES is located at 1632 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704. We are open from 10am to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday; we are CLOSED on Monday.
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