13 June 2010
Cycle Tracks Launch Party
Last Wednesday, 50 of us went for an evening bike ride to celebrate the launch of our Copenhagen Cycle Tracks guide book to Copenhagen, which I wrote with three friends. It was a great night out and fit perfectly with the concept of one of my other babies - The Slow Bicycle Movement. We went for a ride out to the Nordvest neighbourhood, stopping off at various locations we write about in the guide book, including a great Turkish bakery and an impromptu park on an empty lot. There was a poetry reading outside a bar and loads of rolling down cool urban streets and parks, enjoying beers from a cargo bike.
Here's Kristine, one of my co-authors, with her groovy-cool bicycle.
Here's some other friends, including Emma, at far left, whom you may recognise from this previous post.
A nice easy pace, perfect for conversing with friends.
This is Kristine and one of the other co-authors, Simon, on his cool Longjohn cargo bike.
Some Cycle Chic street art and a chic cycling couple.
The man carrying the beer is always a popular fellow. There are various ways to acquire beer whilst in motion. You can serve yourself [at left] or you can have it served for you [at right].
You can also get a beer from the cargo bike and then hand it off to your friend, before taking one yourself.
It started to rain a bit so we ducked into a underpass for some more beers and some dancing.
The music was, of course, mobile and propelled along the streets on this Sorte Jernhest cargo bike.
Riding a bike in heels is, of course, incredibly simple. Sometimes, however, it's best to take them off whilst dancing on a bridge in a park, before heading off into town to continue the festivities.
There are some more photos in this Flickr set. Thanks to everyone for a great night out!