I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Izzat Rahman
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
OCCUPATION: Owner at Kayuh Bicycles
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I currently reside in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, aka Philadelphia. I was never really into biking except when I was younger, this interest spiked when I transferred to Temple University from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The culture and atmosphere in Philly is simply exhilarating. I started appreciating bikes after I started commuting to and from school. Seeing things or stumbling upon hidden gems all around the city, it feels like an adventure every time I kayuh, or pedal.
Philadelphia has a diverse mix of people and I personally think that it is filled with so much potential, especially for less developed places. More bike lanes, bike signs and activities targeted to the community, primarily the youth, should be introduced, and I’m interested in being a part of that.
Why do you love riding in the city?
It keeps me sane, alert and excited to venture out to places that are not accessible by cars/buses/trains etc.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city… Poetry anyone?
I’m doing my bit by creating a more accessible and exciting way to appreciate bicycling. I’ve pursued a business by the name of Kayuh Bicycles. It’s a platform the community, especially college students, can resonate with.
Check out www.kayuhbicycles.com