Start of the cargo bike heats at the Tour Taxi cargo bike races. Standing start, bikes in the distance – and then the bolt to the bikes, riders thrown on board and the race is on. Cargo bike races are fun.
“We rode in from Ghent for the event and then we have the races. I think we will have to ride home, after.” Continue reading
“There are a lot of cargo bikes today, but many of them are from Ghent or Kortryk. It is a little easier to ride cargo bikes out there. Or in Berlin. Or London. All of them are flatlands. Not so Continue reading
Rugged, road weary, anarchistic bike messengers have something in common with aimless teenagers. The compulsive need to add a barrage of decals, stickers, badges and wot-nots to their daily bag – and the best Continue reading
“I am from Thailand, dressed as a Scot and living in Belgium. But it is the Sunday Without Cars ride and I thought it would be nice to dress up.”
Notes: Check the face mask. Pure cyberpunkJust one short week ago and it seems like a distant memory. Work does that. But the day was a huge success., Now the government has to figure out how to get more. One Sunday a month the entire year. Or every Sunday from May to November. But the success of the event, each and every year, is showing the direction. More bikes. Period.
“People are still racing these penny farthings. We had 26 Englishmen here last week for the European Championships. I have had mine going 56 kilometres per hour on a Continue reading
It is unusual to get a chance to view of a real history of bikes. Museums have them. So it was an extra treat to see a dozen bikes on Continue reading
Another truly brilliant Day Without Cars in Brussels and I am exhausted from the day. I go from being one of a threatened minority to becoming the privileged and dominant – even if for just a matter of hours. My day is always a longer ride early Continue reading