Meet Bakfiets en Meer, a cool and wide-ranging cycling blog by an American in Amsterdam:
Another difference between an established cycling culture and the emerging one is that people don’t look for excuses to ride, nor do they often gather for the purpose of riding (a certain type of) bikes. Critical Mass, Tweed rides, Cycle Chic rides, bicycle house moves etc are certainly all harmless fun and, depending on your perspective, good or bad for the promotion of cycling. But for me there’s just something artificial or staged about them.
Another post with the blogger's interesting backstory is here: