April 25, 2011

Tilburg, Holland : Where Everyday is Bike to Work Day

My brother is in Europe filming for a rock band. He sent me this video from Tilburg, Holland. Apparently, people there are really into riding bicycles! With so many of them, I don’t know how anyone can find theirs after they park it!



  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacey-Logan/100001867895292 Stacey Logan

    I lived in Holland for a year. And I really did have to stop dead in my tracks when I came upon a parking lot for bikes. They did look the same. They have a bell, light and back rack on them all. They have other modes of transportation like trams, trains buses and bikes. Lots of bike paths as well. With gas prices these days, I wish we were able to commute to work by bike!!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I hear ya, Stacey! If I rode a bike around my town, I would probably get hit by an SUV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacey-Logan/100001867895292 Stacey Logan

    I lived in Holland for a year. And I really did have to stop dead in my tracks when I came upon a parking lot for bikes. They did look the same. They have a bell, light and back rack on them all. They have other modes of transportation like trams, trains buses and bikes. Lots of bike paths as well. With gas prices these days, I wish we were able to commute to work by bike!!

  • Karen

    I hear ya, Stacey! If I rode a bike around my town, I would probably get hit by an SUV.

  • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

    I hear ya, Stacey! If I rode a bike around my town, I would probably get hit by an SUV.

  • rebecca

    that is just unbelievable. I was in awe looking at the video. It would be nice if the cities we lived in used more economical and eco-friendly ways to travel.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      It would certainly force a more healthy lifestyle! :)

  • rebecca

    that is just unbelievable. I was in awe looking at the video. It would be nice if the cities we lived in used more economical and eco-friendly ways to travel.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      It would certainly force a more healthy lifestyle! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/lairdx4 Dawn Laird

    wow… although i’m trying to figure out so many things… is there an issue of theft like there is here? How do families of 7 get around like mine? Would I have a sort of dr. seus bike? How do you get your groceries home? LOL I’m in awe, what a great country!!!!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I had the same reaction, Dawn! My brother said the bikes are typically locked up. And it is not strange to see a whole family biking together. And no one wears helmets.

      • http://profiles.google.com/lairdx4 Dawn Laird

        hehehe i knew i liked ya… we think alike LOL

        • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

          2 of these should get you and your family around, Dawn!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lairdx4 Dawn Laird

    wow… although i’m trying to figure out so many things… is there an issue of theft like there is here? How do families of 7 get around like mine? Would I have a sort of dr. seus bike? How do you get your groceries home? LOL I’m in awe, what a great country!!!!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I had the same reaction, Dawn! My brother said the bikes are typically locked up. And it is not strange to see a whole family biking together. And no one wears helmets.

      • http://profiles.google.com/lairdx4 Dawn Laird

        hehehe i knew i liked ya… we think alike LOL

        • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

          2 of these should get you and your family around, Dawn!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635778767 Leonard Russell Cannon Jr

    Karen, my son is the singer for the rock band “Sol Drop” out of San Jose, Ca ~ you can find him on FB ~ Sean Cannon ~ if u get a chance, listen to the band & tell me what u think

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635778767 Leonard Russell Cannon Jr

    Karen, my son is the singer for the rock band “Sol Drop” out of San Jose, Ca ~ you can find him on FB ~ Sean Cannon ~ if u get a chance, listen to the band & tell me what u think

  • CINCYDOT

    Karen would surely not be able to find my bike…..lol……guess you could do what my father in law did when he was living…….he put a big flower on top of his antenna so he could find his car in mall parking lot……..lol…..

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I would install a loud alarm that would sound when I pressed the button! Hmmmm I wonder if anyone makes those yet. Could be a million dollar idea! That is until they caught on and everyone had them. Then it would just be loud and annoying.

  • CINCYDOT

    Karen would surely not be able to find my bike…..lol……guess you could do what my father in law did when he was living…….he put a big flower on top of his antenna so he could find his car in mall parking lot……..lol…..

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I would install a loud alarm that would sound when I pressed the button! Hmmmm I wonder if anyone makes those yet. Could be a million dollar idea! That is until they caught on and everyone had them. Then it would just be loud and annoying.

  • SamK.

    Good way to help the environment.I wished people here would take to this.

  • SamK.

    Good way to help the environment.I wished people here would take to this.

  • Gloria

    A lot of people here are riding bikes lately.

  • Gloria

    A lot of people here are riding bikes lately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dandolino Deborah Andolino

    Loved it. Bicycles make sense in Holland — there is not a lot of room for parking, especially in the larger cities. Also petrol (gas) is very expensive. You should go there to visit. Amsterdam is wonderful — I was working there so I didn’t get to see too many sites. Most people in the larger cities speak English so that helps in getting around.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I would love to go there someday! I’ve never been to Europe. It would be nice to spend a month there trying to see the most I can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dandolino Deborah Andolino

    Loved it. Bicycles make sense in Holland — there is not a lot of room for parking, especially in the larger cities. Also petrol (gas) is very expensive. You should go there to visit. Amsterdam is wonderful — I was working there so I didn’t get to see too many sites. Most people in the larger cities speak English so that helps in getting around.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      I would love to go there someday! I’ve never been to Europe. It would be nice to spend a month there trying to see the most I can.


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