Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bike riding in Helsinki


Our hotel had these adorable little bikes, and they let us use them for free.  We spent hours with thousands of other people ride their bikes through the city.  It was so neat - and the good news, I didn't fall off or get hit by a car. :)  We rode up to Olympic Stadium, the Rock Church, down by the harbor, along the shores, and ate lunch at Cafe Ursula.  Helsinki isn't very big and you can see so much in just a couple hours on a bike!

This city reminded me of Amsterdam, Stockholm, and so many others that rely on bikes for their main form of transportation.  Although, I don't know how they do it during winter time!

12 comments:

Vicki said...

So cool! I don't even know the last time I was on a bike!

Kamille said...

Two words for winter-snow tires. I've got to purchase some of those once I get there. YIKES!

Jodi said...

Bike riding in a new city is such a great way to see it. Love your pics!

Shauna said...

What a beautiful city! Great pics :)

CMae said...

I miss riding bikes as a "big" person now lol I had a beach cruiser a few years back but sold it when I moved...such a great way to exercise!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What a fun thing to do! That's a great photo of the city behind you on the bike.

Leslee said...

What a great way to sightsee!! and healthy too!

Nicole Marie said...

how cute are you on your bike! i would love to live somewhere where the main source of transportation is biking but i agree i dont dont how they do it in the dead of winter

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

LOVE these pictures!

Meg {henninglove} said...

ok you are the 4th blogger today i have read who is recapping their trip to europe. how did the four of you not to run into each other?? what a great trip! scrolling and reading the rest of your trip

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