Bike Tour Gunda Krauss
Climate-friendly Mobility—Age is no Limit!
900 km from Munich to Rügen on a Tricycle at 70
Gunda Krauss on her tricycle
[Munich, August 2009]
Gunda Krauss is putting Germany's environmentally friendly
infrastructure to the test: The 70-year-old plans to bike from
Munich all the way to the isle of Rügen this summer on her Pedelec-tricycle
– despite irreparable hip problems! Gunda has set aside about 50
days for the trip of nearly 1000 kilometers. Her dachshund, Sauser,
will keep her company in the bike's basket. The Munich environmental
organization Green City e.V. is in charge of organizing and
supporting Gunda's tour.
On Friday, August 21 at 12 a.m., Gunda will set off on her grand
tour from the Marienplatz in Munich. Everyone is invited to come see
her off – or even accompany her by bike on the first few kilometres!
Gunda's goal is to send a clear message to her peers and to people
with physical impairments: we are mobile! There are alternative
forms of mobility for everyone. The key is to make use of them and
to make them known to the public so that people can stay or become
physically fit and mobile. Moreover, Gunda is using her trip to
advocate environmentally friendly and barrier-free infrastructure in
Germany. „Even at my age, I want to make full use of my freedom of
movement without burdening the environment“, says Gunda.
For many years, the adventurous gal was severely restricted in her
movements due to irreparable hip problems. Ever since she first laid
eyes on the Tricycle 'Easy Rider', however, which is supported by an
electrical motor, she has made big plans. Thanks to her Tricycle,
Gunda has rediscovered the joy of movement and hopes that many will
follow her example of environmentally friendly mobility for all
Check out Gunda's website at