2018 EVENT DATES
*** THE 4TH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH ***
** MAY - SEP **
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
COME GRAB A COFFEE AND HANG WITH US.
NO RSVP IS NECESSARY. JUST BRING THE GOOD VIBES!
MORE ABOUT #TheMotoSocialHAMBURG
With our vision set on building community and building camaraderie, we've joined forces with our friends from Bespoke Co/Work and Karoo Motorcycles to bring TheMotoSocial to Hamburg, Germany. We could not be more stoked! Gadso Hautmans, Jörg Krause, Lena Jacobsen and Martin Sass will be our local community hosts and will continue hosting #TheMotoSocialHAMBURG on a monthly basis throughout the season. We'll be kicking off the season with our first event on Thursday May 24, 2018, so spread the word & come hang with us! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bike or no bike. GOOD VIBES ONLY!
We're MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE.
MOTORCYCLES ARE THE COMMON THREAD.
Our vision for #TheMotoSocialHAMBURG is the same as all the other cities. "To build community and to build camaraderie." Since the beginning, we've worked hard to create an event that was more about the people than the bikes themselves and an event that helped people connect with one another. We wanted to create an event that made our big cities feel a bit smaller and got people excited about seeing one another. Having hosted TheMotoSocial in Toronto now since 2013, we're starting to see new friendships forming, as well as a real positive shift in the culture of our Toronto community. There's a real sense of unity being felt across the city and we want to create that environment in every major city around the world. That's really what we're all about and what we're hoping to cultivate in Hamburg.
GADSO, JÖRG, LENA & MARTIN
COMMUNITY HOSTS of #themotosociALHAMBURG
I grew up in South Africa and moved to live in Hamburg, Germany 20 years ago. Hamburg is a fantastic city, with a “barons and bastards” attitude to it. Conservative wealth on the one side and old school punk on the other. Its fusion sparks the diversity and open mindedness and at the same time it’s also stereotype driven, which makes it tough for newcomers to find their spot. This is one of the reasons why TheMotoSocial is exactly what Hamburg needs!
Cape Town and the skate, surf & moto lifestyle that I grew up in has always held a very special place in my heart. To bring some of that Cape Town flavour back into my life here in Hamburg I founded Karoo Motorcycles and Bespoke Co/work - a community workspace for likeminded creatives that share equal passions. We welcome everyone who brings in good vibes. To pay for these hobbies and to feed the kids, I run a commodity trading company.
There have always been motorcycles in my life: Ducati’s, Honda’s and Moto-Guzzi’s. As a toddler, I remember riding between my mum and my dad on their Ducati 900SS. As a teenager my dad and I would often ride together and we endured many 1000km long rides through pouring rain together. At 24-hour races I took naps in the stands and I spent almost every weekend at the “Green Hell” - the traditional north loop of Nürburgring. I remember the excitement of sitting around the campfires with all the 70’s riders. At age 15, I bought my first Vespa, followed by an Enduro bike, then a Motocross bike and then eventually came the girls - the rest has become history! Today I ride a Honda CB550 Four, which I converted into a beautiful Café Racer, and an old Vespa 50cc. I work as a photographer and designer and I am also responsible for organizing “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” in Hamburg. Since the Gentleman’s Ride focuses on the RideOut, I look forward to catching up with everybody at #TheMotoSocial over a cup of coffee.
I must confess, I don’t ride motorbikes. Still, I am super excited to host TheMotoSocial events in Hamburg. Why? I love the idea of meeting and connecting people, plus I can actually love the motorcycle vibe - the freedom, the adventure and being outdoors, you don’t have to ask me twice, I am in.
I studied media and communication and had a 9 to 5 job in marketing. Soon I realized that staying in one spot isn’t so much my thing so I choose a more creative way and followed my passion for photography. This took me all around the world and I loved every piece of it. Since I became a mother, I am a bit more settled in Hamburg but I can already feel that urge to explore more new things.
I am a professional Hip-Hop DJ, craftsman and a so-called hobbyist. My latest hobby/love is riding motorcycles, but even more so, I love working on them. I got into motorbikes quite late - around 2015 while I was visiting Cape Town, hanging around and making friends at the Woodstock Moto Co. I was born & raised in Hamburg and I’ve been a true Hamburg dude all my life. I found Cape Town in 2001 and instantly fell in love & found my second home. The South African motorcycle culture really inspired me. Almost 4 years ago I started riding on a local scooter, until my good friend Nils from Woodstock Cycleworks gave me a rotten Kawasaki Z250 that he found in the dump. I fixed it, rode it and the rest is history. Today, I own 3 Kawasaki GT750’s - one is ready and the other two are projects. I love it. In Hamburg, I find the community still very divided and private. I’m amped that with TheMotoSocial we can build the community and bring all (including non-motorcyclists) together for a creative exchange without clichés but with "good vibes only.”