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I (don’t) want to ride my bicycle..

Sometimes you just wanna hitch a ride with your Dad. Best view in town!

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By Mel


Cycling for all ages

In the Netherlands almost everyone cycles. Around 85% of the people owns a bike. Women cycle a bit more often than men and young people between 12 and 18 years old go for a few more rides than the rest. But the differences are small. See below a graph I found on the website of the Fietsersbond, the Dutch Cyclists’ Union, about the amount of bike rides people make per day, per age group.

Aantal fietsritten per persoon per dag verdeeld naar leeftijd. Bron: MON 2007

bike rides per person per day

Cycling gives you independence, you can go wherever you want, when you want and by yourself. This is important for everyone but especially for kids and for elderly. Besides being independent, by cycling they stay active and healthy. I think all around the world people should be able to cycle safely through their cities, no matter what your age is! It makes life so much happier….

Lady cycling in Amsterdam #Amsterdam #dutchbike #coolshoes #dutch #women #greyhair #bikeams #cyclechic #cycling #bicycle

Lady cycling in Amsterdam

Husband and wife cycling in Amsterdam
Two boys cycling in Amsterdam
Cycling home from school #girlonbike #Amsterdam #cycling
Young guy cycling in Amsterdam
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#Amsterdam #cycling #man


Your first bicycle

Can’t start young enough, right? These young children are hard to keep up with. Did you know a run bicycle like these supports the development of a child’s balance, motor skills and self-confidence?

girl with bicycle

boy with bicycle

This post is by our guestblogger Nienke Laan. Nienke is an Amsterdam based photographer. She also works as a researcher at the Amsterdam City Council. Doing research about many topics, and one of them… cycling of course!


Busy sunny afternoon

The two-weeks of summer are suddenly over. The rain has returned. But sometimes, suddenly, the sun breaks through the clouds. Then everybody goes outside to enjoy it!

The little girl is a bit sceptical about the sudden sunshine and is checking if there really isn’t any rain falling from the sky…

Busy sunny afternoon


Mums and dads cycling – Cycle Chic Republic

This last Friday of the month, the Cycle Chic Republic collected pictures of mothers and fathers cycling with their kids from all over the world.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Father and son by Else"3 kids and a mum by Else

Copenhagen, Denmark
Four on the Floor
Double Up
Child Transport

Caracas, Venezuela
PC100056

Kraków, Poland


Vienna, Austria
Kids cycling!
the youngest

Toronto, Canada
5063 from the 416 to 516
IMG_3540 Clendenan Clan
Precious Cargo.

Lisbon, Portugal
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Budapest, Hungary
rocketszilveszter

Gdansk, Poland
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Strasbourg, France
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Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age

When cycling in Amsterdam, don’t be surprised if you’re overtaken by a little 4-year old speedster on her little pink (or his little blue) bike.

Amsterdam cycle chic girl by Joni

Cycle chic kids' bike by Ayolt

children cycling in Amsterdam by Joni

It sometimes looks like Amsterdam toddlers learn how to ride a bike, before they have even taken their first proper step.

A blue children's bike in Amsterdam by Ayolt

Father and sons on bikes by Joni

To the supermarket, through the Vondelpark, to daycare, just like their parents, today’s youth loves their bicycles.

As a parent, you should however always take into account the tiny legs, small lungs and short concentration span of your child, which together cause some cycling tours with your youngster to end in a public transport ride or a long walk home.

Father and son by Ayolt

Mother carrying bicycle by Joni


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