Bicycling - The #1 Method of Transportation

In Umeå we bike all year round. Yes, even during the wintertime when the many paths are packed with snow.

A large percentage of Umeå residents - including Umeå University students and staff - use a bicycle as their main method of transportation around town. It's not only cost-efficient and good for the environment, but it's also a great way to get in some "free" daily exercise.

There are 180 kilometres of bicycle paths throughout the town and one of frequent sayings to newcomers to Umeå is "go get yourself a bike." Used (previously owned) bicycles are easily found throughout the town.

Photo: Elin Berge