Our new favorite bike shop, Rolling Orange, is keeping true to its promise of bringing more than just Dutch bikes to the borough of Brooklyn. The retailer is also bringing Dutch culture, or the slow-life across the Atlantic.
The new Cobble Hill bike shop is scheduling a number of bike related events including Holland-style bike touring complete with stop-offs at restaurants and markets for some multi-coarse nibbling.
On one of the tours, cyclists meet up at the Court Street Bike Shop before cycling lackadaisically across the Brooklyn Bridge and stopping off at the Union Square Market. At the market, the group meets up with the Chef Phillip of Vandaag in the East Village who guides them through the market for a bit of foraging. The ‘tourists’ then culminate their trip at the East Village Vandaag restaurant where Phillip prepares a tasty three-course meal from the market goodies.
These tours and events are part of Rolling Orange’s attempts to bring the slow-life of Amsterdam to busy Brooklynites.
They also sell some of the coolest bicycles this side of the Atlantic. However, the bicycle beauties are priced somewhere between a 52-inch flat screen TV and a used subcompact. However, they might last longer than most cars.