Giant bicycling stamps do the rounds during Twin Cities Bike Week

Giant postage stamps are doing the rounds on the streets of Minneapolis as they are taken on a journey by bicyclists. These four new postage…

Giant postage stamps are doing the rounds on the streets of Minneapolis as they are taken on a journey by bicyclists. These four new postage stamps are released by the US Postal service in a ceremony held on the steps of the Central Library. What is worth a mention is that these stamps were released during the Twin Cities Bike Week.

At the launch of these stamps, four persons came in on bikes that were depicted on the stamps. The Postmaster of Minneapolis Gina Hellerman was seen on a BMX style bike while Erick Keskey business solutions specialist for Postal Services was heralded in on a commuter bike. The president of Major Taylor Bicycling Club, Louis Moorr rode astride a road racer and last but not least, Olivia Bordon a third grader at Lyndale Elementary School was part of the procession on a kid’s bike.

The bikes depicted on the stamps feature different kinds of bikes and riders – A young child learning to ride a bike with training wheels, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer fighting for the finish line and an airborne BMX rider. These stamps are aimed at promoting bicycling and healthy lifestyles and are available nationwide at post offices or online for $9 for a sheet of 20 stamps.

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