amateur cycling – wielertoeristen
Belgians love cycling. So much so, the amateur network of cyclists is bigger than its professional counterpart. It’s like fantasy football in America. Usually over the weekend, thousands of amateur cyclists will gather for a day of biking fun. After riding for many kilometers, they will reward their dehydrated bodies with some Westmalle Tripple or some other premium beer provided by Belgian monks. Sadly, there have been reports of cyclists fallen victim to road rage by other people on the street because of their traveling in large groups and their bikes not being equipped with bells, a blatant violation of Belgian traffic law.