I’m delighted to unveil version 2.0 of velojoy with a new design and expanded features to better serve our growing community of bicycle-loving readers in New York City and in many other parts of the world. (Thank you!)
I launched velojoy as personal blog about road cycling two years ago this month from Lake Tahoe, where I was participating in “America’s Most Beautiful Ride.” Six months later, as the growing presence of bike lanes in NYC inspired me to adopt cycling for everyday transportation, the true heart of velojoy emerged in a commitment to celebrate the joy of city cycling and demystify two-wheeled travel in NYC.
That heart beats more strongly than ever in our new format. Our design partners, Language Dept. (where everybody commutes by bike!), remained true to the spirit of velojoy in giving us a fresh look. The voices of our great editorial team — Kim Burgas, Genevieve Walker, Susan Lindell and Neil Bezdek — continue to reflect a passion for all things city-cycling as we strive to give you more news and updates on bikes and gear, fashion and style, rides and events, and inspiring profiles. Helmet-tips, too, to Brandon Burke, our developer extraordinaire, and editorial intern Christina Bogdan.
This is a remarkable moment for cycling in New York City — some say we’re on the cusp of a bicycle renaissance unmatched since the heyday of the late 19th century. Today, more bike lanes, more riders, more interest in creating a livable city for all, plus the imminent launch of the nation’s biggest bike sharing system, are converging to redefine our experience of NYC.
I invite you to join in the everyday adventure by subscribing to velojoy. (Use the box at the upper right of this page.)
To our loyal followers, most especially those who’ve been with us since the start, thank you for reading. Please continue to share velojoy with friends and let us hear from you often in the comments section, via email and through all our social networks.