Thursday, March 26, 2009

You're Reading The (2nd) Best Local Bike Blog

According to City Paper, this is D.C.'s second best bike blog. Here's the City Paper write-up, which includes some great quotes from David:



TheWashCycle scours local media for news of interest to cyclists.

Bikes for the Rest of Us tries to get you riding, and not just for fun.

“For too long, the US bicycle industry has made the tacit assumption that bicycling is a recreational or fitness activity,” David Moskovitz, 35, one of the site’s authors, writes in an e-mail. “The needs and desires of the person who uses a bike to get around town are very different.”

To that end, Bikes for the Rest of Us periodically presents a new bike model, running down its utility-cycling bona fides: racks, fenders, chainguards — basically anything that makes a bike useful instead of fast.

“Tell interested non-cyclists that they need special clothes and shoes to take a ten mile ride on a Sunday afternoon, and see how many takers you get,” says Moskovitz. “[F]irst we have to get them on the bikes. We can worry about the stuff later.”

—Andrew Beaujon

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Congratulations! Your blog is a great resource. I love seeing all the new practical bikes coming out. It makes me wish I were shopping for a new bike this year instead of last year, although my Jamis Coda is a great do-everything bike (after I installed fenders).