Sunday, June 6, 2010

Let's Go Ride A Bike Summer Games

While doing a post-vacation catch up on some of my favorite blogs, I discovered this great idea over on Dottie's blog Let's Go Ride A Bike. She's a cyclist in Chicago who writes about all things bike related. Go check out her cute and informative blog! It makes me so happy that daily cycling is still booming because I have such fond memories growing just outside of Chicago and up biking everywhere! That area also has some of the most lovely bicycling paths too. Whenever I see fields of Queen Anne's Lace, I think of riding around with my mom, humming the Indiana Jones theme song.

Okay, so back to the bike games...The first session of the Summer Games is Social Cycling. I love that so many of these events are already part of daily bike routine here in Amsterdam. I've pretty much already completed the list but it's such a fun idea that I want to make sure I share more of the events on my blog. Living in Amsterdam has spoiled me, I feel so lucky to live somewhere with such amazing bike culture! I really try not to take for granted how magical biking is here.

Wanna find out more about the LGRAB Summer Games? Click here!

Go on a group ride: Although I do this on a regular basis, I biked to Durgerdam with friends to explore this cute little village on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Click here: Sunny Bike Ride To Durgerdam
Leave a nice note on a bike, or say hi to a cyclist at a red light: Happy, sunny weather in Amsterdam makes happy bike riders. Smiles all around! But biking Amsterdam is way to aggressive to stop and photograph a fleeting moment in the bike lane, so just use your imagination for this one.
Schedule a bike date with a friend or partner - dress up! + Recruit a non-biking friend for a ride: Picnic dates in the park are always an occasion for dressing cute! Poor Libby got stuck with a broken bike on her first trip to Amsterdam bos. Hilarity ensues. Click here: Amsterdamse Bos Adventures

The next challenges are learning experiences, so check back to see how that

Perform a maintenance task — big or small!
Decorate your bike
Read a book about cycling
Carry a load on your bike — groceries, etc.
Test ride a different type of bike than you normally ride

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