Critical Mass rides tonight. Check online for a ride closest to you. This, for me, is the end of Mobility Week, even if it comes a few days after the formal setting. I spent a week being Continue reading
Saw this in Paris on a recent trip and have been dying to post it. The container was the transport for the small dog lying Continue reading
Paris, one of the finest tourist cities in the world, is having a day without cars. A chance to see Paris, the monuments, iconic figures, even ride down the Champs d’Elysée, without cars. About the only times that happens is the final stage of the Tour de France.
Or, it could be the first Sunday of every month, as Paris has banned cars from a series of routes in the city then, in an effort to curb pollution in the city.
It is only the second year, consecutive, that Paris has joined the city wide Day Without Cars community. But the response to the event has been strong and the city is considering having a day without cars more often during the year. This year is impossible, but next year, I hope to be there. But I was there recently, so I have a couple of photos to post in the next few days.
Probably the best participation cycling weekend in Europe – Car Free Sunday. This event has been an annual event for over a decade and the streets, every street, avenue, place and parking lot, will have bicycles, roller skaters and pedestrians. It can be both exciting to ride amongst them, and frightening as they seem to come from every angle. Get your bike out…
One of my favourite periods, a session that celebrates the end of the summer, is European Mobility Week. This year, from September 16-22. Here in Brussels, it will be MADBike, a bakfiets parade, the vastly popular Day Without Cars as well as smaller events that Continue reading
“I was at the funeral for Toots Thielemans, in La Hulpe, and riding home. The roads out there are very rough and I adjusted my rear derailleur and CRACK, BAM, it went into the wheel. It was such a loud noise. And it snapped the derailleur off the frame. I always travel with Continue reading
2/2: “John Pretorius, the owner of Pretorius Bikes, is very legit. He used to be a pro racer and so he is a good man., The bikes are designed by him and gives it legitimacy straight away. And they look very good and he knows how to set them up as well. And I had a couple of steel bikes before that were also wonderful. I tested one of these before, just by Continue reading