guest post: julie’s top ten reasons for riding nyc

As part of my maternity leave, I’ve asked a group of wonderful bloggers submit a guest post to Simply Bike for the coming weeks. Their posts encompass everything that I love about these people who I have come to know through the online (bike) community and whose words and images never cease to inspire me. They lead thoughtful and engaged lives; make connections to their community (be it by biking or advocating for greener living); they appreciate local foods and businesses; and they promote a healthier and more sustainable way of living just by setting an example.

Today’s post comes from Julie of The Julie Blog in NYC, who shares with us her top ten reasons why she loves riding in New York…

1. I have no idea how much a gallon of gas or a monthly Metro Card costs right now. And I think that’s hilarious!

2. It feels awesome to whiz by a line of cars stuck in traffic and quickly find myself at the front of the line or leaving them behind. It’s also extra-fun when Obama is here and half the streets are blocked off.

Obama's Motorcade Came Thru Today

3. Pretty sure my legs look hotter than they used to. Yep.

Skirts on Bikes Day

4. The fun new community of #BIKENYC peeps and cute LadyBloggers who I’ve met through biking!
5. I got this beautiful portrait of me and my bike by being included in Dmitry G’s wonderful Bike NYC series.

Julie - Carl Schurz Park

6. Fun new adventures in dressing for bike life. It’s not so different actually, and it’s fun to pick clothes that match my bike.


7. Seeing NYC up-close and personal.


8. It would be a fantastic way to meet sexy boys - If I was single.

9. A healthy common interest to share with my husband. Bike Dates!

The End - DoomDay Bike Date!

10. The freedom to set my own agenda. It’s not 1919 anymore!

Why do you love riding in your city? What would be on your top ten list?



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5 Responses to guest post: julie’s top ten reasons for riding nyc

  1. Shalini says:

    My number one reason? Parallel parking is always available and much easier to fit into a spot!

  2. My number one? Breathing in a healthy dose of fresh sea air on the West Side bikeway after a long day of work & being locked up indoors!

  3. cb says:

    love julie!! she has amazing bike style too! haha i used to take the bus and it was $65 per month! yayayay i am saving $65 each month and never have to get on the stinky sf buses ever again! love breathing in fresh air :D

  4. velojoy says:

    Thanks for this post, Julie :) When I first started to ride a bicycle for daily transportation in New York City, I remember being surprised to find that I was arriving everywhere early. That’s because this form of transportation is so quick and efficient in a congested city. Riding a bicycle in NYC? I love everything about it!

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