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Urban Velo Cycling Caps Feature 9 Different Cities

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Urban Velo once again partnered with Spokepunchers to create cycling caps with the skyline of 9 major cycling cities. We chose most of them because of the number of readers from the area. Choices include:

New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Philadelphia
Chicago
Toronto
Denver
Minneapolis
London

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39 Comments

  1. daveApril 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    No Baltimore?, No DC?

  2. AdamApril 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    What??? No option of your own hometown, Pittsburgh? Guess I won’t be buying one. ::: sad face :::

  3. Urban JeffApril 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Every hat we’ve made so far has Pittsburgh on it. We figured it was time to share the love.

  4. Urban JeffApril 8, 2009 at 10:07 pmAuthor

    By the way, we actually had 10 each of 10 designs. We brought these to the Handmade Bicycle Show, and a woman from the Cherubim booth bought all 10 hats with the Tokyo skyline. The Chicago hats sold pretty well, too, so there are less than 10 of them available.

  5. NolaCycle LaurenApril 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Damn it, Jeff, I need some Superdome in my life (and on my head).

    You should continue making these and do a different set of cities every round. New Orleans has to be in round two or I’ll use my clout in the cycling community there to get everyone to remove UrbanVelo from their blog lists (the Louisiana corruption is rubbing off on me).

  6. BrianneApril 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Please do Seattle!

  7. LeZBoyApril 9, 2009 at 12:30 am

    You missed it by not having Portland and/or Seattle in the mix.

  8. zackApril 9, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Boston? You have to be a cat-1 urban cyclocross racer to commute to work in this city.

  9. Open Bicycle » Really?April 9, 2009 at 12:55 am

    [...] worth creating a skyline cap for.  Guess what?  Boston is NOT one of them.  Leave your comments HERE and left Jeff know how serious Boston cycling really [...]

  10. bakerApril 9, 2009 at 2:09 am

    c’mon, where’s austin?

  11. ZlogApril 9, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Seattle wouldve been so easy! space needle and bam! there ya go.

  12. Urban JeffApril 9, 2009 at 6:34 amAuthor

    Wow, it’s great to hear these grumblings… By that I mean, I’m happy to know people in other cities want them. We will work on it. Keep in mind, it does take a little time to do these simple designs, and it costs a pretty good amount of money to do short runs of lots of designs.

    But before we do all that, we gotta file our taxes…

  13. bikerooApril 9, 2009 at 7:07 am

    yeahhhh T.dot!

  14. FlashrouteApril 9, 2009 at 7:44 am

    BOSTON! Historic, beautiful, challenging, and so much fun! I have ridden most of these cities and agree with your choices and understand the limitlessness of choices but to not have Boston in your top-ten… that’s just asking for someone in Boston to steal your skyline idea.

  15. KyleApril 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

    DC! I have 40 cycling hats hanging on my wall. I need one more!

  16. NolaCycle LaurenApril 9, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Jeff, all you need to know is I have connections to the bike “gangs” in this city and I’ll make sure all those New Orleans skyline caps sell.

    But seriously, around October some friends are going to be hosting a bike polo invitational (plus alley cat race if I have anything to do with it) and those would be really awesome prizes.

  17. Urban JeffApril 9, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Flashroute, people have been stealing our ideas since we started. It won’t be anything new. But it is our logo, so hopefully people will respect that.

  18. AmosApril 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Portland, man. Bike capital of the nation.

  19. TylerApril 9, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Yeah Dave, no Baltimore? Then again, I’m not sure if we’re known for our skyline. A crab maybe?

  20. Benjamin Mako HillApril 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Boston, Seattle and Portland all seem like pretty major oversights.

  21. bradApril 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

    It is inevitable that when you pick only 10 out of thousands of cities across the world that some will be left out. That’s how the math works. In fact the vast majority of cities in the world where people have at one time or another enjoyed themselves on a bicycle have been left off of this list.

    We’ve made shirts in the past featuring the Pittsburgh, Portland and Indianapolis skylines and will continue to spread the skyline love in the future.

  22. Pop RichmondApril 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Love these designs, especially Philly. What’s on the other side of the brims?

  23. RobotApril 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    As a Bostonian, I was bummed at not finding us on the list. Then I thought, “Maybe it’s cause our skyline sucks.” It does. Suck. Just like our road, our drivers and often, our attitudes.

  24. TauntaunApril 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I think Boston is definitely the top candidate for a round two of skyline hats. I don’t get how the current cities were chosen? Simply notoriety of the city or for their actual scenes. Boston!

  25. Urban JeffApril 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    The other side of the brim has the Urban Velo logo, tilted and off to the side, with the skyline of the respective city skyline atop the words URBAN VELO.

    I used our Google web stats to help determine the cities. Boston was pretty low on the list at that time. Portland and Seattle aren’t particularly huge sources of web traffic for us, though we would obviously like to change that.

    We found we were surprisingly popular in Denver. SF and LA are our biggest markets overall. We chose Toronto and London because we get a lot of traffic from Canada and the UK. We weren’t huge in Tokyo, but just wanted to make a Tokyo hat.

  26. KendallApril 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Salt Lake City? Any chance?

  27. estrattonApril 9, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    No Boston hat… come on guys.

    We have a ton of love for UV up here, kinda hoped you’d reciprocate.

  28. nickApril 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    you guys need to get Portland in there. Lots of bicyclists there!

  29. fionaApril 9, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    berlin and copenhagen and amsterdam are the real bike cities, whats up? london, say what? bikes?

  30. Where Our Web Traffic Comes From - Part II at Urban VeloApril 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    [...] you well know, Urban Velo has readers in more than 100 countries. Inspired by the comments on our Urban Velo Cycling Caps Feature 9 Different Cities blog post, we thought it would be fun to share a little info on where our traffic comes from, city [...]

  31. Urban JeffApril 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Boston… Oh, we love you, too. But love is hard to measure. Web traffic, on the other hand, is kind of easy. Not that it was the sole determining factor…

    Although the numbers have changed since we ordered the hats back in December, the number of visits from the past month are still somewhat similar to what they were then: http://urbanvelo.org/where-our-web-traffic-comes-from-part-ii

  32. drewApril 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Boston! I’m telling you, the city is about to become a legit biking city!

  33. AlApril 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

    NYC shoulda had the towers.

  34. chapApril 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    no seattle? what the hell

  35. Brian JohnsonApril 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    It makes sense that you’re not getting hoards traffic from Portland, OR. We’ve already got bikeportland.org.

    UrbanVelo is nice too. :)

  36. Dan PugatchApril 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Gotta do Boston my friends, the Bike Messenger Championships are here this summer.

  37. TimmiApril 15, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    You should include the top cycling cities, at the very least.

    In terms of canadian cities, Montreal is missing, number 4 in North-America, but Toronto is there.

  38. JeremiahApril 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Again, Boston. As Dan pointed out, Messenger Championships.
    The other side of the coin when it comes to web-traffic is where do you want more traffic from? A Boston hat would increase exposure from here and that’s a lot of college age bikers.
    On second thought, there’s a few local hatmakers that would do a fine job…

  39. BRYENSeptember 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

    How can I purchase one of these caps?

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