At AMS CC we like to celebrate all aspects of on the bike life in Amsterdam- from the old Dutch bike that clanks as it rides, to carting 3 kids, all the groceries and a puppy while making it home for dinner, to urban speed cyclist, and everyone in between. This past Sunday we met up with the women of the Rapha Club House Amsterdam who where headed out on their Women’s 100km ride through Amsterdam.
[Photos by Amsterdam Cycle Chic]
What started in 2013 as a small group of female riders in the UK, has grown exponentially ever year and expanded over 6 continents (Antartica has yet to report in). The best part of Rapha Women’s 100 is it’s not a competition; it’s about connecting a community of women cyclist around the world through a shared adventure and love of the road under two wheels.
According to Rapha’s website over 7,000 women across the globe joined in and rode together on Sunday the 23rd. More than 100 of those women were riding in Amsterdam!
[Photo courtesy of Maaike Steenwijk]
Unfortunately, my little Dutch bike wouldn’t have made it through 100km (yes, Im blaming the bike) so we only have photos of the beginning. Maaike Steenwijk followed the cyclist along the ride and was kind enough to loan us a couple of her photos. Thanks for letting us join the fun!
If you’d like to get involved next year or are looking for local cycling events, drop by the AmsterdamRapha Club House on Wolvenstraat 10 and be sure to check out A.S.C. Olympia – the oldest cycling association in the Netherlands.
It is just impossible to cycle incognito in Amsterdam. I mean, as a Mum or Dad!
I collect all those pictures to illustrate my observation :
… or Mummys : For everyone you are a parent first!
You will never have the student look anymore 😉
Those pictures are more representative of today: incognito under poncho!
Some people are gifted in the art of conversation. And they excel in it. Nothing would hinder them, not even a trip through the city. When you get them started, you can’t get them stop it. They are great company, unless they are too tall, they could be an obstacle to your driving capacity!
Her jacket makes it all! Makes me wanna go for some serious shopping..Oh no, I am pregnant!
Vondelpark is the place to go if you are looking for a bargain
It mainly attracts families, but also hipsters: see those guys
Is this dad helping his son or just chilling on his bike?
This one seems to be helping, unless he is escaping the crowd?!
Cargo bikes are the best if you are about to sell/buy stuff for the coming year!
Don’t try biking through the crowd,
but just wait to have some room and jump on your bike again,
or on the bike luggage rack of your friend..
In any case, the sun was there, as every year..
It was a nice one, see you next year again orange Dutchies!
Uniform of this sunny day: black- black … clothes- sunglasses!
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