The Dutch Spin Their Wheels at the Olympics
photo: Lindsay Nahmiache gets a ride from MVKA Productions CEO, Martin van Keken.
‘Go Green! Go Dutch! Go Bike!’ provides international and Canadian visitors with a taste of Dutch Life
Started by the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike promotes the use of the bicycle as an everyday mode of transportation to encourage a healthy lifestyle and everyday acts of green.
Cycling is very popular in the Netherlands where almost everyone, young and old, owns a bike. With the Go Green Go Dutch, Go Bike event the Netherlands Embassy shares their cycling culture with Canadians.
For the Olympic Winter Games Dutch Rail is bringing 400 bicycles to Vancouver, to be used by guests and visitors of the Holland Heineken House during the Games. These bikes can be used free of charge in Richmond, for example to bike from the Holland Heineken house to the Olympic Oval.
Through this initiative the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Dutch Rail and MVKA Productions intend to showcase the Dutch bike culture in the Lower Mainland and promote the use of bikes as a means of daily transportation and part of healthy living.
In addition, money is raised to buy new bikes for underprivileged children.
WHAT: Go Green! Go Dutch! Go Bike! - use of free bikes to get to and from Olympic events
WHEN: February 12- 28, 2010
WHERE: Holland Heineken House, Richmond
HOW MUCH: FREE!