The bicycle infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro is well-used by the cycling citizens of the city. For commuting, certainly. For going to the shops and running errands, absoultely. But this is also a city defined by it's coastline. And a coastline with waves means... surfing.
I've never seen so many people on bicycles carrying surfboards. Some had metal hooks attached to their bikes to carry their board, but most just rode along the cycle tracks carrying them.
Or whatever else they may need for a trip to the beach. Like a chair and a parasol.
There are also countless combinations of bicycles and skateboards - and like this photo, a boogie board, too.
There is a skate culture but it was really fascinating to see how the skateboard has gone mainstream and is, in many cases, regarded as transport.