Earth Day Style: The Best Bag for Your Bike

by VelvetMagazineME

Earth Day Style: The Best Bag for Your Bike

With all the cycling that accessories designer Hillary Taymour does, shuttling samples of her Collina Strada collection from her home in Brooklyn throughout New York City, it’s easy to imagine why she’d want a simple, safe carryall. “I got sick of having the weight of a bag on my shoulders while riding,” she says. “I figured I’ll design one that works accordingly.”

The Moto bag she created takes into consideration both the user (the straps fasten to the seat or handlebars of the bicycle so that it carries the weight) and the Earth (Taymour uses organic cotton and non-chrome dyes). Beginning on Earth Day, this Friday, April 22, the Moto will be available in five nature-inspired colors on, and 25 percent of the day’s sales will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society.

As the weather begins to turn, asked Taymour to share her favorite cycling spots.
In New York:
“I love biking from South 4th Street along Kent Avenue in Brooklyn through the parks along the Hudson. You get the best views of Manhattan. . . . The West Side Highway bike path is also great because you can ride past the piers, and there’s a ton of room for bikers . . . . I bike from my home in Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan for work appointments. It’s super-fast and fun at the end when the bridge slopes down. . . . Using the bike paths along Spring Street and Broadway in SoHo feels like quintessential New York. . . . Biking to the beach at Fort Tilden takes almost no time at all from Brooklyn—after Prospect Park it’s a straight shot on Flatbush Avenue. And the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge is beautiful. . . . It’s really fun to take the ferry to Governors Island and bike around—there are gorgeous views all over the island and amazing summer concerts!”

In Los Angeles:
“The Silver Lake Reservoir in Echo Park has a great bike path around its perimeter. . . . Biking in Los Feliz, along Los Feliz Boulevard to Vermont Avenue, you pass incredible shops. . . . Biking around Beachwood Canyon is nice and really chilled out. I can ride to the top and just take in all the gorgeous natural surroundings.

Ref: Vogue

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