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NAME: Roz Patterson

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

OCCUPATION: Graphic Artist at Sommerville Sports

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?

I live in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve biked in dozens of cities all over the United States and New York is unique to any other city traffic. In most cities cars are pretty passive and will avoid being close to cyclists. In New York, cars hold their lines and go much faster, which in my opinion is much better. They are way more predictable and are not just going to randomly shoot over lanes, unless it’s a cab coming to pick up a fare. There are also local races in New York. Park races are held multiple times per month in Central and Prospect Park so you don’t have to venture far for a race. There is also races every week at Kissena Velodrome in Queens. It’s nice having so many races so close to home and not having to drive two hours or so out to the middle of nowhere.

What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?

I love riding in Boston because there is never a correct way to get somewhere, just a new or different way. So you never get stuck with the same route to and from. It makes the rides a bit more interesting.

Why do you love riding in the city?

I love riding in the city because of all the different bike people you can meet.

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