Though the Dutch may claim the title for Amsterdam, Copenhagen is considered by many to be the biking capital of the world. In fact, half of all Danes commute to work by bicycle. While bicycle commuting is gaining momentum in many major cities in the United States, touted as a mode of transportation that is friendly to the environment and the waistline, it hasn't quite infiltrated American culture in the same way. If one looks closely at Danish society, you'll see that the impact of bicycles on the physical and cultural landscape of its cities runs deep.
About: Leandra Bitterfeld
Leandra, a Maryland native, came to Backroads at the ripe old age of 12…as a guest! It was on that trip, somewhere between Bryce and Zion, that she decided being a Backroads Trip Leader seemed like the best job ever. Ten years later--just one week after college graduation--she hopped on a plane to begin her journey as a leader in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons . Her favorite thing about being a Backroads leader is that every day is an opportunity to learn from the people around her, whether that means co-leaders, guests or locals. When not leading, Leandra she loves to ski, snowboard, run, hike, practice yoga and cook, or anything that doesn’t involve sitting still.
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- May 3, 2015 on Cycling Copenhagen