After a long hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions, City Central is pleased to announce our first FietsFriend Outing of 2021 on 30 May.
There is so much more to see than the city centre of Groningen! During our very first FietsFriend Outing of the year, hop on your bike and get outside of the city to enjoy the wide, open spaces of the Dutch landscape during a 3-to-5 hour guided cycling tour (with a surprise destination announced a few days in advance).
FietsFriend Outings are primarily intended to help newcomers explore and better get to know the province, but Stadjers of all ages and nationalities are welcome to join and discover the hidden gems in the northern countryside. Restrictions (and weather) permitting, we hope to make the Outings a regular event again with an Outing on the last Sunday of each month.
FietsFriend Outing details:
Participants just need to buy their ticket, bring their own bike and show up at the City Central shop (Akerkhof 2A) at 11:00 on Sunday, 30 May. Groups will split into 4 - one guide, three attendees – in accordance with the projected easing of restrictions. Early bird tickets are €2.50 and tickets purchased the week of the Outing are €5.
Tickets are available through the City Central Eventbrite page, so be sure to save your spot today.
City Central launched our FietsFriend project in 2019 to help internationals cycle safely and fully enjoy the biking lifestyle in Groningen. The programme has three variants: You can email us for One-on-One lessons, brush up on your knowledge during the Rules of the Road workshops (offered at the beginning of the autumn and spring semesters), or discover the stunning surroundings of Groningen during one of our Outings.
For the folks in Groningen who have either never set foot on a bicycle or haven’t done much biking as adults, our One-on-One lessons can help you (re)learn how to get going on your bike in Groningen. During these sessions, one of our local FietsFriends will teach you all the basics, from how Dutch city bikes are made to how to balance, brake, and ultimately cycle comfortably on your own. Anyone interested in booking a personal lesson can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get you cycling like a Dutchie (or even more safely!) in no time.