Riding my bike around the city, I like to think of myself as safe. I stop at stop signs. I use hand signals. On my way to school or out on a weekend ride, however, there are always a few moments of hesitation. Moments when I question how well I actually know the rules of the road. I ask myself, “Is this right? Am I supposed to be here?”
OK, so technically we should be calling him a "Bike New Jerseyan": Garrett Newcomb, the sole proprietor of Kranky Cycles, will once again provide his services free of charge at our Twin Lights Ride on September 27th—look for him across the street from Huddy Park, where the ride starts and finishes. We paid him a visit to talk about how Hurricane Sandy affected his business, what he does for the Twin Lights Ride, what riders should expect, and more.
At a recent Learn to Ride—Adults class, we couldn’t help but notice the smiles on the faces of sisters Sherlanda and Nathline Willie after they quickly “earned their pedals” and rode around our East River Park location. We wanted to know how they were liking things so far. Here’s what they had to say.