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Bikewars in Copenhagen. Photo from the book Cph Cykelkultur by Robin Maddock & Cecilia Vanman, 2010, Nyt Nordisk Forlag.     Artist on bicycle in Tivoli, Copenhagen around 1882.

November 2009 - August 2010

The Museum of Copenhagen presented an imaginative, freewheeling exhibition on the bicycle culture of Copenhagen.

From November 2009 to August 2010 you we able to follow the history of the bicycle tradition from the Draisine to the modern bicycle at the Museum of Copenhagen. You could learn about local inventions such as the Long John or Christiania bike so prominent in the everyday life of the city with kids, goods and friends being transported around by bike.

The exhibition explored the biking habits of Copenhageners throughout the ages and also focused on the representation of bicycles in art, literature and popular music. The exhibition also contained a number of personal tales of bicycling and the city from contemporary Copenhageners. Finally, initiatives by the city and by organisations to promote and facilitate bicycling in the urban setting also had a place in the exhibition.

Hear podcast about cycling culture in Copenhagen from The Guardian