Sobota 12 junij 2021. Rekreativni kolesarski maraton Barjanka. Ljubljana. Saturday 12 June 2021. Recreational gravel bike marathon Barjanka. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Selšček has around 140 inhabitants. There is a church, there are farms and houses, there is a bus stop and there is a little square with a new water fountain, benches and a table, bike stand and statue. The little village lies, 640 metre high, between the forests on the plateau Menisija, less than thirty… Continue reading The paintings of Selšček
On the third Sunday of January, the increasingly popular atypical bike event L' Artica (The Arctic) was held in the Berici Hills in the north of Italy. Despite of being early season, despite of a freezing cold, 534 cyclists took the start in the town of Lonigo with bikes often older than the riders themselves. L'Artica… Continue reading An Icy Trip into the Past
Bike sharing for sightseeing The start of Cycling Festival Europe was also the start of four new thematic cycling routes through Ljubljana and the campaign Cycle2Heritage, both initiatives to let people discover the city by bike. No better way to discover a city than by bike, especially Ljubljana. It takes just one hour to visit most… Continue reading Ljubljana in one hour by shared Bicikelj bike
scroll down for my tips for safe cycling How safe is Slovenia as a cycling country? It is an impossible question to answer. Is the increase of accidents with cyclists a safety issue or is it just due to the fact that every year more Slovenians start to ride a bike? The number of deadly accidents is… Continue reading Safety is a feeling – Tips for safe cycling
In the municipality of Radovljica you can see how Dutch cycling infrastructure can be an example and inspiration for Slovenia. The Dutch cycle junction network is a best practice applied in the Slovenian mountains. In a junction network you don’f follow the place names on the road signs but you follow numbers as each signpost… Continue reading Dutch bicycle network applied in Radovljica
There are currently 227 teams with Slovenian employees riding a bike to work for the Bring Happiness to Work Pripelji sreco v sluzbo bike campaign. This campaign is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Slovenia and is part of Cycling Festival Europe. Although the cycling infrastructure in Ljubljana is far from ideal, the bike is… Continue reading The proof; bike beats car
The big difference between Dutch and Slovenian cycling infrastructure is not that there is much more cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands. The difference is a fundamental one, Dutch cycling infrastructure is made for cyclists, Slovenian cycling infrastructure is made for motorists. While in the Netherlands bike paths are meant to give cyclists a faster and safer… Continue reading Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path