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Ecumenical Motorcycle Church Service (MoGo/Motorradgottesdienst) on 3 October 2018 in Cologne

Dear Sir or Madam,

In connection with INTERMOT and on behalf of MoGo Hamburg e.V., we would like to provide you with the following information:

PRESS RELEASE: MoGo Hamburg in der Nordkirche e.V. September 2018

Ecumenical Motorcycle Church Service (MoGo/Motorradgottesdienst) on 3 October 2018 in Cologne

As part of this year's motorcycle trade fair INTERMOT, held from 3 to 7 October, all motorcycle fans are invited to celebrate an ecumenical service in Cologne Cathedral.

At midday on 3 October 2018, Pastor Lars Lemke (55), the pastor responsible for the Hamburg Motorcycle Church Service (MoGo) and spiritual welfare of bikers for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany ("Nordkirche") will deliver a sermon on the theme of "unlimited freedom" and conduct a service together with the Dean of the cathedral, Monsignor Robert Kleine.
From 10.30 a.m., motorcycles may be parked on Roncalliplatz square.

Representatives from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) will be present on Roncalliplatz square with the "Runter vom Gas" (Easy on the gas) initiative.
With the slogan "Real men/strong women don't speed", the BMVI is using a photo campaign to encourage greater alertness and lower speeds on the roads.
Following the service, Monsignor Kleine will bless riders and bikes before they ride as a convoy to INTERMOT at the Koelnmesse fairgrounds at around 1 p.m.
Participants in the convoy will then be able to park for free in the fairgrounds.
Discounted admission tickets to INTERMOT are available online using the keyword "MoGoKöln".
Convoy participants should select this option to ensure they can enter the fair without undue delays.
At the trade fair itself, MoGo Hamburg in der Nordkirche e.V. will be jointly represented alongside the BMVI's "Runter vom Gas" initiative on Stand A-067 in Hall 10.1.
The convoy will take the following route from Roncalliplatz to Entrance East of the Koelnmesse trade fair grounds:
Roncalliplatz - Am Hof - Am Domhof - Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer - Am Leystapel - Heumarkt - Deutzer bridge - Mindener Straße - Opladener Straße - Deutz-Mülheimer Straße - fairgrounds

The event is organised by the association MoGo Hamburg in der Nordkirche e.V.
MoGo is given vital support by the Cathedral Chapter and Koelnmesse as well as the German police motorcyclists club "Biker in der Bundespolizei", who provide assistance in securing the route.
For more information, please visit:

Lars Lemke, MoGo Pastor
T: +49 40 709 752 92
M: +49 151 40 47 70 74

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