If you’re in Union Square in the afternoon, the Puma I-Cycle Man will be helping chill out the overheated concrete jungle with tasty ice pops from a Puma bike fashioned after a classic ice cream bike, with an oversized refrigerated cooler secured to the front. As part of the Puma I-Cycle Project, he will also be handing out coupons to the Union Square Puma Store and a chance to win a brand new PUMA 8-Speed bike built with Biomega. Like its 2005 predecessor, a single-speed foldable bike, it's is designed with the urban commuter in mind, boasting an integrated wire lock system & a structurally sound frame that folds in half.
Along with the I-Cycle, there will be a variety of guest riders including local celebs, gallery owners & VIP industry types to add local community flavor. NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg even high-fived the effort for helping Gothamites choose bikes over cars. “In fact,” noted Bloomberg, “NY is well on its way to becoming the nation’s most bike-friendly city." noted Mayor Mike, referring to the city’s bicycle facilities, parking, and free route maps, to setting up miles of new bike lanes, paths, and car-free greenways. "That means less gas emissions from cars and a better, safer, cleaner City for you and your stunning new Puma Biomega 8-speed fold-up bike. Puma has a long history of supporting bike culture, with a special focus on city riders and urban commuters. As Mayor of this great environmentally sound, 21st-century city, I’m proud to take part in this important project, and to recognize its sponsors for contributing much to the health and sustainability of New York.
More info at Puma.com.
PUMA I-Cycle Project on Thursday, July 26th:
- WHEN: 12-8 pm (west side of Union Square)
- WHO: Guest riders from 12-3 pm, including Cristina Black from Time Out NY & George Bliss from Hub Station
- Lesley Scott