Cycling Espresso is free for you to join, but it is a custom to
by buying a shirt or kit
Your cycling friends
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Everybody is welcome to join Cycling Espresso as long as your
Is to ride together
Is well maintained
Is on your head
Cycling Espresso is open for you to start. As long as your
Road Captain License
Is in your back pocket
Is at least five riders
Are set in four directions
To keep everything clear every location has a set agenda
Are picked for a year
is a coffee bar/bike shop
is fixed all year
Safety is our first priority, not only for you but for all of us.
have 18 riders max
is 26-28km/h average
is maxed at 2,5 hours
OUR PARTNER BEANCLUB
LOYALTY APP FOR COFFEE LOVERS
With The BeanClub App on your phone, you know that the best coffee in town is always at your fingertips. Our hand-picked cafes and coffee bars reflect the skill and passion that today’s coffee-lovers demand ….. and as well as satisfying your stringent standards, your complete coffee-experience can be enjoyed at a premium.
Loyal BeanClub customers not only avoid queues, but can enjoy special and exclusive prices ….. what’s not to love?
- A user-friendly all-in-one app
- Find/Discover the best cafes in town
- One digital coffee-card to lots of different cafes
- Chose a “Hangout” and become a “Preferred customer”
- Speedy and safe payment guaranteed
- Enjoy “Instant Service” …. not instant coffee!
START YOUR OWN COMMUNITY
NO COMMUNITY NEAR YOU? START YOUR OWN
The Cycling Espresso concept is not only open for everybody to join, you can start your own community too. The single most important thing we need now is for riders to lead the charge to bring a Cycling Espresso community to their neighborhood. If you think that could be you then definitely get in touch: we’ll work with you to provide all the know-how you need to make a ride possibility – from helping to establish a course to the creation of a team of volunteers.
- Get to know new courses in your neighbourhood
- Find new cycling friends near you
- Change your life for ever (positively)
- Start from your favorite coffee bar / bike shop
- Decide at what time your community starts
OUR STORY – Starting cycling Club Cycling Espresso
It all started in Groningen during a Running Coffee session. We decided to go start a new cycling club, based on the principals of Running Coffee. Combine cycling with coffee. Cycling Espresso was born. A free, open, accessible, clear and safe cycling club where every rider is welcome to join.
Our first ever Club Ride was in Groningen – The Netherlands. We fixed an espresso deal with one of the local coffee bars and helped them opening up at 11.00. 15 riders showed up for that first ride on July 21st, 2013. After we had an espresso we rode for roughly two hours. The voluntary captains were Lucien Davids and Jerzy Kasemier. It took almost a year for Cycling Espresso to spread outside Groningen. Zwolle was the next city, where one of the first riders, Wilfred Vogd, took the concept with him to start his own club.
From the first ride on we started collating statistics by noting all riders and their coffee needs on paper. When rider numbers increased this proces was digitalized with a subscribers form on the website. But our dream was to do all this in an app and so we partnered up with Beanclub in 2019 .
Now thousands of riders joined our Club Rides and we are growing every since. Still based on our three principles: free, accessible and open. Always with safety in mind.