Percolate is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2014 New York City Bike to Work Challenge (May 12-16) and we’ll be writing about our love for cycling here on the blog.
Writing about cycling could go in so many directions for me; I could spend columns discussing the value of a domestique like Sky’s Richie Porte and how I believe he won last year’s Tour De France for Chris Froome. To tips on how breathing deeper into your chest will prevent neck pain over a long ride. But instead, I’d prefer to touch on just the pure joy that is riding in New York City. It is spring after all.
New York City may not be thought of as a great place to be a cyclist, but the truth is it is wonderful. My personal moments of joy come from riding laps of Prospect park early on weekday mornings, pacing against a pack practicing for weekend races. Crossing the Manhattan bridge never disappoints, it much less cluttered and traveled than the Brooklyn or Williamsburg and the view from the north side is just as awesome. (more…)