Status: 27.09.2023, 14:00 p.m.
By: Anne Franziska Rossa
Despite bad weather: Marie (9, left) and Leni (7) show full commitment to the bike course. © Anne Rossa
Penzberg - Instead of a demo, this year a "Kidical Mass" bicycle course took place on the Penzberg town square. Unfortunately with bad cycling weather.
Penzberg – Unfortunately, the weather didn't quite cooperate, on Friday last week. Instead of bright autumn sunshine, the participants of the "Kidical Mass" action day found a permanently gray event on the Penzberg town square. But they didn't let the mood rain down on the area. Lisa Follner, founding member of the co-organizing association "ÜberMorgen" said in an interview with the Rundschau: "The mood is good."
Parcour instead of demo
A bicycle demo like last year (Rundschau reported) would have been too much, according to Follner. This gave rise to the idea of setting up another event as part of the international "Kidical Mass" campaign. Together with the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC), Jugend Bund Naturschutz, Seniorenbeirat Penzberg and the local Werkraumverein, the day of action was organized with a bicycle course and bike exhibition.
The goal: to make children more visible on the road and to show alternatives to the car. Lisa Staub, chairwoman of "ÜberMorgen", said that one could "build a good bridge": from children in road traffic to cyclists in road traffic to politicians who have to regulate coexistence. Because "we can't move the houses," says Staub.
Bicycle training on the town square
Norbert Hornauer, spokesman for the ADFC local group Bernried/Seeshaupt/Iffeldorf/Penzberg/Sindelsdorf, saw the course as a good opportunity to get to know one's own bike better and to improve one's skills. There were a few "unusual things that you have to dare" to do. This would train road safety, according to Hornauer.
In the end, the organizers counted 20 to 30 visitors on the town square, according to Anja Schwarz from "Über Morgen". They were satisfied because they had talked to interested parties, she summed up when asked.