danish bike culture

One of the things I love most about Denmark is the bike culture. There's an amazing variety of cool looking bikes and they're ridden by people in everyday clothes (dresses and suits!), which makes for an interesting landscape.

There are plenty of bike lanes and car drivers are accustomed to looking out for us. The majority of riders don't wear helmets, and it's not at all unusual to see a small child strapped onto the back of a bike enroute to kindergarten in the morning.

In addition to being wonderful eco and budget friendly transportation, bikes are a constant source of beauty throughout the city. I snapped this photo of a pink bike the other afternoon as I was out riding my bike.

My bike acquisition has been quite a saga, but it's almost sorted out and I'll post about it soon.

In the meantime, I'd like to plug one of my favorite blogs, Cycle Chic, which provides daily eye candy from the world capitol of stylish cyclists... Copenhagen!!!

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