"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." ~ Ernest Hemingway
I visited city of Oulu in northern Finland to do lighting in contemporary dance production. Oulu is all most as flat as Copenhagen and Amsterdam and cycling is very popular here too. No matter the winter coldness they still ride here. Winter cycling congress is also held in Oulu in february 2013.