We have a few custom cruiser bikes cruising Copenhagen streets in the weekends showing off their super-long, ultra-low rides. Above: True 50's look for a perfect custom cruiser fit. Below: If not the longest ride, surely the longest handle bars in Copenhagen.
Love the beer can holder. Wonder what happens when he opens it?
Central Copenhagen is criss-crossed by small bridges that traverse to the Island of Amager and the many canals of the old city harbor. The last years have added several dedicated cycle bridges. Above: The newest cyclist-only bridge "Cykelslangen" (The Cycle Snake). Below: One of Copenhagens Oldest bridges "Stormbroen" (The Storm Bridge) with The Marble Bridge behind. Like most bridges Stormbroen has been given dedicated bike lanes on both sides.
Hovering over the trains via Tietgen's Bridge at Central Station.
"Åbuen" (The Creek Bow) another newly built bridge to help cyclists riding along Copenhagen's wonderful "Green Cycle Path".
"Langebro" (The Long Bridge) wallows in beautiful sun light every morning and evening as a treat for the commuters.
True fact: Copenhagen skies mostly hold their rainy breath back during the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, I'm not sure all Copenhagen Cyclists would agree with the stats. And with all the rain we get you can - and will - be caught out from time to time. Above: Soaked to the skin. Below: Prepared for the worst.
In 2014 Danes broke two decades of cycling stats to reach 3.5 Billion Kilometers. That's easily enough to reach Uranus. Or ride 15 times to Mars. Or go over 8.000 times to the Moon. Its also almost 10% more than Danes biked last year.
Copenhagen is solidly in the lead after cycles have overtaken both cars and public transport as the preferred method of Copenhagen commuting. Over the last 25 years the number of Danes cycling into Copenhagen has doubled.
Dedicated Cycle infrastructure plays a big role in this. Some of the new Super Cycle Highways have been a huge success attracting over 50% more commuters every day.
Weather also makes a difference. 2014 was kind to Danish cyclists. Still the jump is noticible.