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USPS 2012 Cycling Stamps

The United States Postal Service will release four bicycle themed postage stamps in 2012. Cyclelicio.us reports that USPS stamp services manager Stephen Kearne says:

We are excited to promote one of the nation’s most popular outdoor activities with the issuance of these four Bicycling stamps. These days, increasing numbers of Americans ride bikes to work or use them to run neighborhood errands. Many travel organizations offer cycling tours, from leisurely half-day jaunts to weeks-long excursions. No matter how long the ride, choosing to bike rather than to drive cuts down on traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, which benefits the environment and helps improve air quality.

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  1. Brandon MungalJuly 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Very appropriate!

  2. ErikJuly 27, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Surprising that they included touring and triathlon but not road riding or mountain biking!

    Walk into any bike shop and you are likely to see loads of road and mountain bikes, a handful of triathlon/TT bikes and maybe one (if you’re lucky) touring bike.

    Oh well, all bikes are good bikes!

  3. christianJuly 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Erik-at least they did not include a hipster on a fixed gear in front of a starbucks…

  4. Norn IronJuly 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Triathletes aren’t cyclists. If you need proof of this just watch the transition to the “cycling” stage of ANY triathlon.

  5. vegancommuterJuly 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

    The one kid looks too old for training wheels…take ‘em off!

    How about a simple commuter with a backpack on? I guess the touring one could be construed as a commuter…if you need that many panniers to haul your stuff around.

  6. JohnJuly 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    It’s not a matter of needing the panniers for storage, it’s a matter of keeping my back dry instead of dealing with backpack related sweat.

  7. vegancommuterJuly 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    True, but not much sweat for me at 6:30am and a 25 min, 7 mile ride to work.

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