Can you guess the nationality of these cyclists? Another hint: the Richmond Speed-skating oval is about a mile down the dyke.
Yes, the Dutch are crazy for speed-skating. The stands at the oval are a sea of orange when their skaters are competing.
The Dutch brought with them hundreds of bicycles that can be borrowed for free. They look practical and comfy for urban commuting. I haven't had a chance to try one out.
The Dutch Pavilion is in central Richmond, near the city hall. The Heineken House opens at 9 AM, and serves coffee for $4, and beer for $3. Something to consider before borrowing a bike.