|Crossing the Rhine on a bike-pedestrian bridge|
We were delighted to participate in slowUp Basel-Dreiland, a closed-road mass cycling event in the Basel area. 40 km of road closure through Basel and the surrounding area. The Route goes through Switzerland, France and Germany and crosses the Rhine river 5 times, and it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to see the area by bike and participate in a community event.
|Yogurt feed by Roche campus in Basel|
There are 14 slowUp event in different Swiss communities. Here is some information on the series:
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/slowup-the-car-free-adventure-days-from-switzerlandmobility.html?iPadCover (english, with links to the main site info which is in german/french/italian).
|milk can stacking/climbing dexterity contest at the central festival|
|The route went through farmland (in Germany at this point)|
|Cobbles coming over the Rhine river (between Rheinfelden, Germany, and Rheinfelden (Switzerland)|
|On the Rhine|
|Dan in Rheinfelden (Switzerland). The route loops through the town on cobbled roads, including a climb up through an old part of the city. Wet cobbles, baby!|
|Canal crossing. Bridges wait in a lock to get up to the lake above. The route later wound around the lake over a hydroelectric dam.|
|View of Basel from upriver|
|Heavy rain did not deter the riders (or as Dan said, whereby the Swiss demonstrate that they do not fear the weather).|