Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010

Go Dutch ShirtWhen people mention nations that are leading the way for cycling and cycling infrastructure, most often you’ll hear a thing or two about the Dutch.

In the Netherlands, 60% of the population prefers to make daily trips by bicycle. There are more bicycles in the Netherlands than there are people (1.11 to every person) and you don’t have to look far to find some of the best and most-used cycling infrastructure on the planet here.

Started in 2007, the Dutch Consulate in Toronto has been organizing a annual bicycle ride to raise funds and provide bicycles and resources for city children whose families are unable to afford them.

Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! is also an excellent opportunity for Dutch ex-pats to get together, ride their bikes and enjoy some Dutch foods.

My girlfriend, mother and I rode our bikes to Etienne Brule park along Toronto’s Humber River on a sunny Sunday:

Orange Shirts

Mom and Cat

King of the Dutch

Speedy Gazelle

Dutch Family Car

Orange Under the Bridge

Orange Over the Bridge

Green and Orange Path

White Bridge Orange Shirts

Orange You Glad You Bike?

Lake Ontario

Snaking Along the Martin Goodman Trail

Looking Back Along Martin Goodman Trail

Riding Together

More Bike Lanes Please

Dutch Pride

Dutch Parking at City Hall



Cycle Chic

Fourth Floor Cycle Chic

Deadly Nightshade Prairie Cycle Chic

And, did you know that as part of the Lets Go Ride a Bike Summer Games you could win your own Batavus BuB? Participating is fun and easy, in this post along you saw me join a group ride and go cycling with my family. Click on the image below to learn more and participate as well:


  1. Duncan! These photos are amazing! Love seeing all that orange, especially on the Humber Bridge!

  2. Also… are those fish sticks in the box? They look like fish sticks. I doubt it though. :)

  3. Joe, they’re actually Kroketten. Deep-fried and breaded meaty paste. Far more delicious than they sound. An artist even made a bakfiet for selling this treat from:

  4. I’ll have to try them sometime. I’m glad I don’t have to figure out the Holland – Fish Stick connection. :)

  5. Hey I also lie the great pictures – trust the dutch to go orange

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