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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Chicest Bicyclists Of New York City



A NEW BOOK--INCLUDING A PHOTO OF DAVID BYRNE ON HIS JAMIS COMMUTER WEARING SPIFFY WHITE SADDLE SHOES--CAPTURES THE CULTURE OF CYCLING IN NYC.


In New York City, many are understandably afraid of riding two-wheelers through streets jammed with four-wheelers. But those who do brave New York biking often become cultishly devoted to it. It frees them from subway and taxi fares, lets them sneak nimbly through traffic jams, is eco-friendly, and a killer workout. And, as we see in New York Bike Style, a new book by Brooklyn-based photographer Sam Polcer, it also looks really cool.
Polcer, who works as the communications manager for Bike New York, trolled the streets of the city for particularly chic cyclists and snapped their portraits next to their wheels. Nearly 200 of those portraits are featured in his new book, reminding us that bikes are not just modes of transportation, but creative expressions of self.
Read on at FastCompany

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