King’s Day (“Koningsdag”) is a day to party, feast and celebrate all things Dutch. It’s a fun occasion to wear orange, go for a spring day bike ride, and enjoy a Dutch beer with friends. Festivities are scheduled in Milwaukee and Shorewood on Wednesday, April 27th.
The event is being hosted by Greater Shorewood Bikers to bring greater awareness to Netherlands’ leadership in making their communities over the last 50 years much more bike friendly, and less car dependent. Currently, the Dutch have the highest rates of routine, everyday bike use in the World, and many studies indicate those high rates have many benefits for their health, their environment, their happiness and their prosperity.
Attendees are encouraged to wear orange to represent the the national color of the Netherlands and bike to the events and between the two venues (the two bars are an easy, pleasant 3-mile bike ride apart).
- 4:00-6:00pm – Three Lions Pub at 4515 N Oakland Ave in Shorewood
- 5:00-7:00pm – Café Hollander at 2608 N Downer Ave in Milwaukee
- Both locations: $1/beer donation to Wisconsin Bike Fed
- At either or both venues, the Dutch National Anthem will be played/sung and King Willem-Alexander and the House of Oranje will be toasted at Cafe Hollander, and the difference between “Holland,” the “Netherlands” and the “Kingdom of the Netherlands” will be explained.
- The Dutch Consulate General in Chicago is sending its Deputy General Counsel, Jeroen Beekman, to celebrate and ride along.
For questions and to RSVP if you think you may attend (to help the venues plan):
Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton
President Greater Shorewood Bikers, Inc.
Cell: (414) 418-4469; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike Fed Hot Tip: “Forward” Safety Orange Pullover Hooded Sweatshirts available for purchase through the online store!