|The yellow cargo bike is particularly cool|
This past Saturday my husband and I rode our matching dutch bikes to Dutch Bike Chicago on Armitage. They had set up a little mid winter gathering for Dutch Bike folks, so that dutch bike riders could hang out and get to know one another.When we arrived we were greeted by the cheery sight of dutch and other european city bikes parked outside the shop. There was even a couple of Bakfeits cargo bikes mixed in.
|Dottie of LGRAB next to a Fat Frank tire|
Inside the warm and toasty shop, there were snacks and wine and lots of good company. Dutch bike riders are a nice bunch. Obviously the folks who turned up to this party in freezing january temperatures on bikes were also winter riders, which is a sturdy breed all of it's own. Dottie of the Let's Do Ride a Bike blog, one of the first dutch bike riders we'd ever met, was there. There were also lots of new people to meet.
|Dean chatting with Maria of PoCampo, who was showing some of her lovely bike bag prototypes|
Steven of Steven can plan was also there, hanging out on a Bakfeits that was doubling as a beer cooler, and saying hello to visiting dogs.
It was a fun get together and I'm looking forward to more such gatherings in the future. Does anyone else find that getting out in the winter helps them get through it better?
Having these excursions is helping me get through my annual mid winter blues and I have to thank my trusty dutch bike for getting me out and about.