May 4, 2018 at 08:28  •  Posted in Cycling Routes, Events, Ideas, Inspiration Abroad by  •  0 Comments

Join us for an informal and relaxed ride on Saturday 12th May as we join people all over the world riding the CycloFemme rides (more below regarding CycloFemme).

Where, when, how long, and who can ride is it in Luxembourg?

Organised by Cycle Luxembourg and led by Sevi we will be riding from Wasserbillig to Trier (and back for those that wish to). Although this ride celebrates women, it is open to all humans irrespective of their gender or cycling experience. Bikes can easily be rented, too!

Meeting:

We will meet at Wasserbillig Gare at 11:00 o’clock. Here there is free parking, or you can catch the direct train from Luxembourg at 10:33 or if you are on an intermediate station the stopping train leaves Luxembourg at 10:05 and stops at all stations.

Route and refreshment:

We will head along the north bank of the Moselle to Trier. This is a flat 15km and we our speed will be dictated by the slowest member of the group. We suggest bringing a packed lunch which we can enjoy along the banks of the river, and we will stop for drinks in Trier itself.

Return:

We will ride back along the south bank of the river, also flat and easy, and take the (new) ferry back to Wasserbillig where we will once more enjoy some refreshments whilst waiting for the return trains. Anyone is, of course, able to return by train from Trier if they are not confident of the distance.

Cost

There is no charge at all for this ride, however individuals are responsible for all their own refreshments and fares (a day train ticket in Luxembourg is 4€, coming from Trier it is considerably more, the ferry is 1.40€)

Is there rental bike possibility if I don’t have a bike?

You can rent a bike through Rent A Bike  and return it back to Wasserbillig, or in Luxembourg at Velo en Ville in The Grund. Please note that the individuals are responsible for the cost of the rental bikes and more information regarding the tariffs can be found on the above website.

What is CycloFemme? From the CycloFemme website

“CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOUR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change.

The idea is simple

Each year on Mother’s Day (in the USA), self-led bike rides around the globe unite riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference. Any ride length, type, and size counts, whether two friends, a team or a parade.

The act is powerful

We share an experience outside in our communities. We feel our literal strength. We lift, push and propel one another. And along the way, we discover—or rediscover— the joy in riding a bike.”

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