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90K on bicycles at Dutch F1 GP!

Old 09-07-21, 08:21 AM
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90K on bicycles at Dutch F1 GP!

During this past weekends Dutch Formula1 Grand Prix, the announcer mentioned that 90% of the attendees arrived by bicycle!
If accurate, that's around 90,000 people arriving on bicycles to this sporting event!
I have not been able to confirm this by any other source, but still, it's pretty amazing if even close to accurate.

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Old 09-07-21, 07:34 PM
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Some parked here.
https://www.thehockeypaper.co.uk/art...7000-bike-shed
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Wow, that didn't make the F1 US broadcast! I'd love to see a shot of that parking lot full. Pretty cool stat.
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hate to be the valet.
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Just shows how well the Dutch infrastructure is set up to accommodate cycling. Have been there three times and the cycling infrastructure is mind-boggling compared to the U S of A. Germany, Switzerland and Austria also have 100s of miles of dedicated paved MUPs. Wish we could get there.
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Any mention of how many were wearing cycl8ng specific clothing or shoes?
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No, most of the clothing focus was on orange shirts and flags for Max.

There was a mention of the number of people biking to the track during the Free Practice #1 broadcast, but I'm behind and have to still work my way through FP #2 and #3, qualifying, and the race before Monza this weekend.

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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Any mention of how many were wearing cycl8ng specific clothing or shoes?
Very, very, few
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hate to be the valet.
I passed a sign the other day outside the football stadium at UW (Seattle) that read, "bicycle valet game day parking."
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Motor racing-Dutch F1 Grand Prix asks fans to cycle to track in the dunes

https://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-zandvoort-bicycles/motor-racing-dutch-f1-grand-prix-asks-fans-to-cycle-to-track-in-the-dunes-idUSL2N2NP16A
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Originally Posted by Warbird21 View Post
Wow, that didn't make the F1 US broadcast! I'd love to see a shot of that parking lot full. Pretty cool stat.
Yeah it did, before the warm-up lap.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I passed a sign the other day outside the football stadium at UW (Seattle) that read, "bicycle valet game day parking."
That would not be unusual at all in the SF bay area. The Giants have bike valet parking out the right field wall. Other events also have similar facilities. Was this unusual for you?
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Was this unusual for you?
Since I have never seen bicycle valet parking, yes.
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