US Post Office Bike Stamps Are Available
They are FINALLY HERE! The U.S. Post Office has released their new series of stamps that celebrate the BICYCLE. We’ve been waiting on these for almost a year. Even the original release got pushed from May (which would have been perfect for National Bike Month) to this month.
You can pick up a sheet of 20 stamps for $9, while supplies last at select post offices.
There are 4 different stamps in the series, the first represents our childhood, the next represents commuters (or rather, as pointed out in the comments, touring), the third represents road cycling and the last represents off-road (mountain or BMX) cycling. It’s a pretty good range, but misses some of the other, urban bike cultures like the messengers, the fixies and the cycle chic crowd. I would like to have seen at least one more non-sport themed stamp. Perhaps there’s room for another series.
Speaking of other stamp series, here is my wish list for more bike stamps:
– Vintage Bikes
– Classic Head Tube Badges
– Velo Cities – Copenhagen, Davis, Portland, Madison, Boulder, etc.
– Bicycle Component Illustrations
– Heritage Bike Races or race heroes
– Tweed Ride