Ortlieb Bike Bags & PanniersRideKick Electric Powered Bike TrailerPlanet Bike: Better bike products for a better worldUtility Cycling - Use Your BicycleChrome Bike Backpacks and Messenger BagsCommuter Bike Store Fuji TahoeBike Bag Shop -- Grocery, Shopping, Market PanniersMiiR Bottles one4oneXtracycle Bike Cargo Kits, Parts and AccessoriesBanjo Brothers Affordable Cycling GearCygoLite Bike Lights: Engineered to ShineBionX: Electrify Your Bike

Pedal power

by RL Policar

St. George resident John Swofford belongs to a biker club. It’s not what you think: There are no Harleys or loud engines or leather jackets among this group.

In fact, this club is more of a mindset and it includes a group of fellows who commute to work each day from Staten Island to Manhattan on a bicycle. In contrast to most commuters, their trip is filled with cooling shore breezes and beautiful park views. Their trips to the office and home again serve as stress relievers and help them improve their health.

Monday through Friday, Swofford laces up his sneaker cleats, straps on his helmet, slings a backpack onto his shoulders, mounts his bike and heads down Richmond Terrace for the Staten Island Ferry. It’s the first leg of an 8-mile, 70-minute trip to his office at 49th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Read More

 
Burley nomad 229

Leave a Reply