Explore the safe, comfortable, and extensive bicycle infrastructure of the Netherlands. Designed for bicycle advocates, community leaders, municipal planners, street engineers, community developers, elected officials, creative placemakers, business owners, and their spouses/partners/relatives/friends, this tour will take travelers on a low-mileage, slow-riding bicyle journey to enjoy the well-designed streets of Delft, Utrecht, and Amsterdam. While immersing in pleasant Dutch streetscapes and public spaces, learning of historic challenges surrounding transportation, and experiencing the Dutch Sustainable Safety design first-hand, travelers will be empowered to bring about policy & design changes to streets back in the U.S. Of course, free time to explore via bicycle, tram, train, and foot/wheels is built in and longer group or solo rides are possible each day.
Your tour will feature 1-3 tour guides depending on group size.
Trevor Roark - Owner/Operator, Curbwise LLC + tour operator/guide, avid traveler, bike advocate, and cyclist
Robin Rothfeder - Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy, Colorado State University + avid traveler, bike advocate, and cyclist
Michelle Bachaus - Community Engagement Manager, WI Bike Federation + avid traveler, bike advocate, and cyclist
Min Group Size: 9
Max Group Size: 18
1) To bring U.S. citizens to the Netherlands to immerse in bicycle infrastructure, learn the history on how the Dutch 'got it done', and how they continue to expand their bicycle infrastructure, and experience the beauty, comfort, and culture of their public spaces in order to empower travelers to bring about infrastructure/placemaking changes in their own communities in the U.S.
2) Catalyze more rapid climate change mitigation and resilience in the U.S.