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30 June 2011

Skirts on Bikes ?!? Whatever Next?

We so wish we could be in NYC today to join the Official "Skirts On Bikes!" Ride - Celebrating Freedom and Fashion.

You may have read the reports recently about Dutch cyclist Jasmijn Rijcken who was visiting New York City on May 3 and was approached and questioned by a NYPD officer for wearing a skirt while riding her bicycle in Soho. Rijcken says the officer told her she was a distraction for motorists, told her to change into pants, asked for her identification and nearly ticketed her. 

What???  It would be funny if it wasn't true.

So in support of New Yorkers and cyclists across the globe who love to ride in style in a skirt or a dress, the New Amsterdam Bicycle Show are joining forces with Hudson Urban Bicycles to invite cyclists to take to their bikes for a ride through the bike lanes of Greenwich Village, Soho and Tribeca. 

So if you're lucky enough to be in NYC today I hope you're riding in whatever you choose to wear and standing up for freedom - I know we would be if we could.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More men in kilts riding bikes, I say.

- Michael