An annual event, 30 Days of Biking, opens registration today. An international initiative that allows riders to simply promise to ride every day for the month of April. No distance required. Just ride every day. If you miss a day, OK. Just ride the next day. It its an effort to get people onto their bikes and try som,thing new, expand their Continue reading
Villo, with the winter trade, is coming. In all the recent rain, I have been adding oil to the chain and gears, cleaning the frame and brake surfaces, trying to keep the bike roadworthy as winter comes. And then I think about Villo bikes. Exposed to Continue reading
“The Villo is cheap enough. I study here and the Villo costs 33 Euros for a one year subscription, and that is fine. You get to use it for 30 minutes at no charge. But you can also collect bonus points. I have several hundred already. And that is how many minutes I can exceed the half an hour.
“I think the bikes are reliable. Sometimes you do find a bike where the seat is loose or the gears are loose, but you just take another bike. What can be annoying is that some stations are full while others are empty, which means sometimes you have no bike, or you have no space to put the bike. This space is normally full. But there is a mobile app that allows you to check what statins are full or empty.
“I will buy a bike, but right now I see no reason to.”
When I got to the Climate March in Ostende, the first photo I took was a man walking his dog in front of a banner. You can see it as the first photo in this collection. Then, at the end of the day, another opportunity. Continue reading
COP21 Paris march in Ostende – Protests have been an essential element in the gains being found in Paris. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have raised their voices, increased pressure on politicians, raised awareness amongst their communities. .. And a man with a bike and a dog works for me. Continue reading
I came across a second-hand bike sale in the heart of Brussels this week. The student union organisation, Brik, that focuses on Flemish-speaking students, coordinated a massive bike market in an effort to get more students on bikes in Brussels. Over the next few days, we will feature the market and the surrounding events. Continue reading
Yesterday, Brussels centre had the opportunity to have your bike engraved with your citizenship number. It is a decent measure to add security to your bike, a hope that it may be returned to you, should it ever get stolen. Continue reading
“They are heading back to another location up there. Everybody likes to ride down the hill. I have to take them back up.” Continue reading
“I am fixing bikes every day.” Continue reading
Bike tours that criss-cross Brussels, giving a guided visit. This one is a Pro Velo event, with a Norwegian contingent in tow. I have seen these before and know the basic idea. When I asked for a photo, the guide took the effort to make an announcement to the contingent to ensure I had tacit permission. I like that. Continue reading