Friday, March 4, 2011

All I wanna do is have some fun. Fat chance.

All I wanna do is ride, hike, and sell good bikes to great people.  But for some unbelievable reason, first I have to ask my friends and customers to help defend our right to safe streets.

Here's the New York Times article.  Write a reply.  Write the editors.  Write your congressman and councilmember.

For City’s Transportation Chief, Kudos and Criticism

And then, you there, the one reading this, take a friend out for a pleasant ride -- out to the Atlantic Ocean or the Hudson River, to The Park (you know the one), to the Little Red Lighthouse, to JFK, to Gracie Mansion....  Introduce all your neighbors and friends to the simple joy of cycling.  Obey the road rules, be nice to pedestrians (and everyone else) and otherwise just be a good citizen.

To be a bicycle advocate, you don't have to set yourself on fire.  No, just invite a friend out on a ride and enjoy yourself.  If you need ideas for routes, join the New York Cycle Club to get access to their wonderful ride library.

Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2011 Robert Matson

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