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OUR FILOSOPHY

FREE

Cycling Espresso is free for you to join, but it is a custom to

Contribute
by buying a shirt or kit
Invite
Your cycling friends
Share
Pics with #Cyclingespresso

Accessible

Everybody is welcome to join Cycling Espresso as long as your

Will
Is to ride together
Bike
Is well maintained
Helmet
Is on your head

Open

Cycling Espresso is open for you to start. As long as your

Road Captain License
Is in your back pocket
Team
Is at least five riders
Routes
Are set in four directions

Clear

To keep everything clear every location has a set agenda

Dates
Are picked for a year
Location

is a coffee bar/bike shop
Start time
is fixed all year

Safe

Safety is our first priority, not only for you but for all of us.

Groups
have 18 riders max
Speed
is 26-28km/h average
Ride time
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

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 rides and we are growing with every ride. Still based on our three principles: free, accessible and open. Always with safety in mind.

730000

kilometers

9700

Espresso

12700

Riders