Best day today! We drove the bikes over to Marymoor to participate in the Orange Bike Parade, an event organized by the Hansje Brinker Guild to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. I knew it was a Dutch event, but I had no idea there were so many Dutch people in Seattle! Tons of Nederlanders with Dutch-speaking kids. It was so so cool. To make things even more authentic, it was grey and misty (but fortunately no real rain) and the six-mile ride followed the Sammamish River which looks a lot like a canal.
My bike decorations were pretty basic, but I did earn some street cred with the kids by mounting a Nijntje on the front. I am going to be on the lookout for orange pants for the whole family and orange decorations so we can really do it up next year. I got a couple compliments on my bike, but it was pointed out that it’s an Italian bike. The Dutch bike seats helped make up for that. Love it!