Bicycling Shus: Summer ride to the sea

It's become second nature now to ride our bicycles everywhere. It's so easy and normal here – no prep, just hop on and go!

The ride to the North Sea beach at Bloemendaal aan Zee takes 30 minutes or less, depending on your mood and how much air is in your tires (ha!). Believe it or not, this is a quiet summer day riding out to the sea. Sometimes it's literally a wall of bicycles and scooters each way and you cannot pass people very easily.

The video above shows exactly what it's like to ride to the beach from Haarlem to the North Sea. We see how it could be intimidating for tourists to try, but we think you'll get the hang of it in no time! We think it makes a beach day even better.

Let us know what you think by commenting below – would you try it?

~ Brian