The youngest EU member has been trying to promote cycling in the recent past. Every year the Cyclists’ union is organizing a festival called “Pedalafest” in the capital Zagreb. Transportation experts and activists from all over Europe share their experiences in the field of transport planning and transformation of cities, activities of cycling organizations, preventing thefts and economic aspect of cycling transportation. This year’s festival starts on the 2nd of June.



Best practices: Bike2Work initiative: The local organization “Sindikat Biciklista” is encouraging people to use their bikes on their way to work. Among other activites they offer educational courses for cycling beginners.






Europe: Let’s Go Cycling 

Orange Bike Ride 2016, Zagreb, Croatia 

Zagreb Goes Cycling in Orange! 

On the 7th of May, the Dutch Embassy in Croatia organizes an Orange Bike Ride through the city center of Zagreb. With a distinct Dutch touch to it, this ride marks Europe Day and is also part of the 2016 European Cycling Challenge, organized by the City of Zagreb (#vozizazagreb). The goal is to promote smart mobility, as one of the priorities in the Dutch EU Presidency program, and to show that cycling is fun! Up to a 1.000 cyclists are expected to participate in this event.

Towards the evening of the 7th, the programme continues with the “Meet Me In ORANGE” talkshow, where the public can listen to inspiring presentations about the biking culture and cycling habits in Croatia and the Netherlands. This show is co-organised with TEDx Zagreb and wants to promote cycling as an efficient means of transport in Croatia.

For subscription to The Orange Bike Ride, visit 

Save the date and be ready to spread the message of smart mobility! And remember that cycling is a way of life. 



Programme: Europski trg, Zagreb

10:00 EU Picnic

12:00 Beginning of Orange Bike Ride through the centre of Zagreb

18:00 Meet Me In ORANGE – Public talkshow about the biking culture and cycling habits in Croatia and the Netherlands, in cooperation with TEDx Zagreb

Register: Admission is free and registration is not necessary. A touch of orange is recommended.


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