A recent article in the Forbes Traveler online magazine rates “America’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities”. Some of the winners were obvious choices, though others make me question the criteria they used to come up with their list. In any case, it’s good to see cycling once again getting some national press (seems to be a trend).
The highlight of the article was this quote from Stephan Shier, owner of Seattle’s Dutch Bike Company:
Everybody in the U.S. is biking on modified racing bikes,” says Shier, whose company imports über urban two-wheelers crafted with Scandinavian simplicity, craftsmanship and pragmatism. “Thus, Americans believe they need to cycle to work or participate in a weekend trek like Lance Armstrong, wearing spandex and, by ride’s end, a full sweat. But in Europe bikes are the vehicles of the common man. You climb on in your regular clothes and bike away.
Way to go Stephan!
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