A Brief Blog Profile: Bike Gang!
by Thomas Hynes
Next time you find yourself in New York City, have a look around. Things are different here. Cars do not rule the city as they once did. The city is greener. Biking around Manhattan is not just for couriers and hipsters. There is a new Amsterdam, indeed. And it's right here in the Big Apple. Looking to chronicle these changes, albeit with a good sense of humor, is the Bike Gang! blog.
The blog is quick to shift gears. On one post, you'll read a review of fat bike grips from Canada. And on the next, you'll view a photo set of specialized (and artistic) bike racks crafted by David Byrne of The Talking Heads for the city of New York. Bike Gang! is also full of products they wish they had. For example, there's this rain tarp that fits under your bike seat when not in use. And then there's this bike helmet complete with LED turn signals.
But, this is also a real bike gang. Here is a video of the gang visiting New Orleans. And here is a video of a gang member in Washington, DC showing off some nifty tricks. But, probably the best part of this blog is their gang member profiles. Also known as "Real People's Bikes", this feature asks readers to submit a picture of their bike and few lines on why they love it. In other words, this gang is growing all the time. And everyone with a bike is invited to join!