Gallery: Sochi athletes take to bicycles

With the Sochi Olympic Park being a rather large space to cover on foot, plenty of athletes have found interesting modes of transportation. Bikes, more than anything, have been exceptionally popular…

A Dutch man checks a bicycle in the Athletes Village in the seaside cluster prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 1, 2014 in Sochi. (ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

A Dutch man checks a bicycle in the Athletes Village in the seaside cluster prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 1, 2014 in Sochi. (ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian athletes ride their bikes at the athletes village in the Olympic Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 04 February 2014.  (EPA/SRDJAN SUKI)

Canadian athletes ride their bikes at the athletes village in the Olympic Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 04 February 2014. (EPA/SRDJAN SUKI)

Short track speed skater Alyson Dudek of the United States rides her bicycle in the Olympic Village prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Pascal Le Segretain, Pool)

Short track speed skater Alyson Dudek of the United States rides her bicycle in the Olympic Village prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Pascal Le Segretain, Pool)

Short Track skater Jessica Smith of the United States rides her bicycle in the Olympic Village prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Pascal Le Segretain, Pool)

Short Track skater Jessica Smith of the United States rides her bicycle in the Olympic Village prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Pascal Le Segretain, Pool)

People ride bicycles around the Olympic rings in the Athletes Village prior to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The opening ceremony for the games will be held on Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Antonin Thuillier, Pool)

People ride bicycles around the Olympic rings in the Athletes Village prior to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The opening ceremony for the games will be held on Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Antonin Thuillier, Pool)

Team USA speed skaters, from left, Sugar Todd of Milwaukee, Wis., Aly Dudek of Hales Corner’s, Wis., Emily Scott of Springfield, Mo., Heather Richardson of Highpoint, N.C., and Brittany Bowe of West Jordan, Utah, pose at the Olympic rings ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The skaters were taking a break from training to ride bicycles around Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Team USA speed skaters, from left, Sugar Todd of Milwaukee, Wis., Aly Dudek of Hales Corner’s, Wis., Emily Scott of Springfield, Mo., Heather Richardson of Highpoint, N.C., and Brittany Bowe of West Jordan, Utah, pose at the Olympic rings ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The skaters were taking a break from training to ride bicycles around Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Speedskater Bob de Jong of the Netherlands trains on a bike as team manager and team pursuit coach Arie Koops flips through papers at the Adler Arena Skating Center, venue for the speed skating events, during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Speedskater Bob de Jong of the Netherlands trains on a bike as team manager and team pursuit coach Arie Koops flips through papers at the Adler Arena Skating Center, venue for the speed skating events, during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

South Korea's Joo Hyong-jun arrives on a bicycle at the Adler Arena Skating Center where he will be competing in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating race during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

South Korea’s Joo Hyong-jun arrives on a bicycle at the Adler Arena Skating Center where he will be competing in the men’s 1,500-meter speedskating race during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Short Track skater Christopher Creveling of the United States cycles prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Village on January 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Short Track skater Christopher Creveling of the United States cycles prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Village on January 31, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A Russian athlete tours the olympic village on a bicycle prior to the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on January 31, 2014 in Sochi. (PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Russian athlete tours the olympic village on a bicycle prior to the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on January 31, 2014 in Sochi. (PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dutch Olympic team members have fun sharing a bicycle ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Dutch Olympic team members have fun sharing a bicycle ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Members of the Netherlands Olympic team ride bicycles past people posing with the Olympic rings ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Members of the Netherlands Olympic team ride bicycles past people posing with the Olympic rings ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Netherlands team lodgings and bikes ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Netherlands team lodgings and bikes ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Members of the Netherlands Olympic team ride bicycles ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Members of the Netherlands Olympic team ride bicycles ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

A member of the Russian team rides a bicycle ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

A member of the Russian team rides a bicycle ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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Speed Skater Denise Roth of Germany rides her bike ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Athletes Olympic Village on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

American short track speed skater Emily Scott rides a bike ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

American short track speed skater Emily Scott rides a bike ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Finnish hockey player Ossi Vaananen of Finland rides a bike outside Bolshoy arena on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Finnish hockey player Ossi Vaananen of Finland rides a bike outside Bolshoy arena on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A Finn rides his bike in the warm weather on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A Finn rides his bike in the warm weather on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadian speed skater Mathieu Giroux trains on a bicycle on his room's balcony at the Canadian athletes village before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Canadian speed skater Mathieu Giroux trains on a bicycle on his room’s balcony at the Canadian athletes village before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

 

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