Tag Archives: Charlie

“It just annoys my feet when I can’t ride my bike”

There are many different reasons to ride. Last Wednesday was one of those cold February winter days where the temperature never rose above freezing: my morning ride to work started at 28 degrees and my trip home ended at 22 degrees. My 8-mile … Continue reading

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Me and My Turbo: a note from Charlie about the bike that changed everything

I purchased my first bike, a three-speed Raleigh, when I was 20. I lived in Brooklyn and went to a commuter college, and the bike radically changed my life. From age 20 to 46, the bike miles piled up. I … Continue reading

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Would a Brave, Thoughtful Candidate Please Stand Up?

I am far from a one trick pony when I enter the voting booth, but this year bicycles and street safety will be near and dear to my heart when I cast my ballot. Bloomberg brought our streets into a … Continue reading

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Summer Streets: Why We Sponsor

In 2008, I agreed to sponsor the first ever NYC Summer Streets. Organized by the NYC DOT, the program was going to shut down Lafayette and Park Avenues for several miles, for several hours. I like bold moves in the … Continue reading

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Bike Share: Does it impact bike stores?

Since bike share opened in NYC two months ago, I have been tracking its statistics: Over 3.5 million miles travelled with over 1.5 million trips, lasting just over 15 minutes for an average trip of distance of 2.4 miles. This is … Continue reading

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35 years and growing: Why I love spring.

As I left my house this morning, I saw the crocuses poking through the earth, and the birds in the trees. On the way home, I left our SoHo store to check in on the buildout for our new shop … Continue reading

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