US Postal Service Adds Four Bicycling Stamps

US Postal Service celebrates cycling with four bicycle stamps - road bmx touring and children riding

The US Postal Service has issued four stamps celebrating bicycles and cycling. They’re Forever stamps, good for the standard First Class 1oz rate anytime you decide to use them. They showcase a kid riding, touring/commuting, road cycling and BMX. Here’s the official blurb from the USPS:

Rendered in graphic retro fashion, these U.S. Postal Service Bicycling (ForeverĀ®) stamps celebrate the American love of bicycling, one of the most popular outdoor activities in the country.

Remember the day you learned to ride a bike? That exhilarating sense of freedom is one you never forget and can easily recapture every time you hop on a bike. Perhaps that’s why millions of Americans young and old enjoy bicycling so much.

But bicycling isn’t just fun. It’s also good for the environment and for you. Each ride you take cuts down on traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and vehicle emissions. And riding a bike lowers the risk of obesity, heart disease, and breast cancer, while reducing stress and improving muscle tone and strength.

So climb on! And be the first to help us celebrate this healthy, affordable, and eco-friendly means of transportation with these striking Bicycling stamps.

Art director Phil Jordan designed the stamps using illustrations by San Francisco illustrator John Mattos. Each of the four Bicycling (ForeverĀ®) stamps features a different kind of bike and cyclist: a young child learning to ride, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer intent on the finish line, and an airborne BMX rider.

Get them from USPS here.

Comments

Mallory - 06/11/12 - 11:57am

…”a road racer intent on the finish line”…Judging from the sleeveless jersey & aerobars, I think the USPS should amend it to …”a triathlete intent on the bike to run transition”…

plum - 06/11/12 - 1:13pm

Art director Phil Jordan designed the stamps using illustrations by San Francisco illustrator John Mattos which were inspired by decades-old titles from his VHS library.

Gregory - 06/12/12 - 3:17pm

The kid with the training wheels rather than a balance bike is about as obsolete as using regular stamps anymore.

Lee - 06/14/12 - 1:44pm

And our ‘commuter’ is apparently commuting across state lines. Good grief. If they want to promote everyday Americans riding bikes, why not show us a bunch of hmm… every day bike riders instead of perpetuate the ‘you-need-craploads-of-equipment-to-ride-your-bike’ myth.

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