Thrill of Perpetual Motion Captured in Bicycling Stamps

Ask any bicyclists—from city commuters to mountain bikers, and even unicyclists—and all agree that what motivates interest in their sport is the thrill of perpetual motion. Whether gliding on asphalt in the city or flying at break-neck speed down a mountain trail, bicycling is about a feeling of freedom, adventure, ease of travel, exercise and physical coordination, and an appreciation of the open air and nature.

John Mattos’ artwork for the 2012 Bicycling (Forever®) stamp issuance captures the spirit and varied experience of the sport. To create a tableau of four different modes of cycling, Mattos referred to photographs of a child riding with training wheels, a commuter, a road racer, and a BMX rider. In his illustrations, Mattos reduced the detail of the photographs to highlight the graphic elements of the bicycles. The figures moving effortlessly in a frieze-like format represent nobody in particular and therefore could be any one of us, different genders and ages, out for a ride on a pleasant afternoon.

The four se-tenant Forever® stamps are still available for purchase, along with plenty of Bicycling philatelic products. Have you bought yours yet?

Pedaling to a Town Near You: Bicycling Stamps Now Available

Today’s the day, folks! We are pleased to announce that the set of four Bicycling (Forever®) stamps are now available nationwide!

The stamps will be officially dedicated at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’ve got a bunch of fun things planned for the First Day of Issue ceremony; we can hardly wait!

If you’re in Minneapolis this morning, see if you can spot the bicyclists riding around town with the stamp images! They’re taking off from the Minneapolis Post Office at 8 a.m. and will be riding a circuit around the farmer’s market at Nicollet Mall. There will also be some exciting bike demonstrations during the ceremony. You won’t want to miss it!

The Bicycling stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 (4 designs). Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Bicycling Stamps Almost Here

The new Bicycling (Forever®) stamps will be issued tomorrow at the Minneapolis Central Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and we can hardly wait!

The First Day of Issue ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m. Among those dedicating the stamps will be Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. The lively event will include some fun, interactive elements, so make sure you bring your bike!

In the mean time, you can pre-order your Bicycling (Forever®) stamps online now! Will you be joining us tomorrow morning?

Bicycling Stamps Pedaling Closer

Mark your calendars, stamp fans! The Bicycling (Forever®) stamps will be issued on June 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

These stamps celebrate one of the most popular outdoor activities in the country. Each of the four colorful se-tenant stamps features a different kind of bike and rider: a young child just learning to ride with training wheels, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer intent on the finish line, and an airborne BMX rider.

Recent surveys indicate that Americans enjoy billions of bike rides a year. Bicycling organizations around the country report increased participation in local biking activities, and nearly half of all Americans say they would like more bicycling resources, such as trails and bike lanes, in their communities.

Check back here for more information on the time and location of the First Day of Issue ceremony. Until then, you can pre-order your Bicycling (Forever®) stamps now!

What’s your favorite thing about bicycling?

Bicycling Stamps Pedaling Closer

Exciting news, stamp fans! On June 7, the new Bicycling (Forever) stamps will be officially issued in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

One of the most popular outdoor activities in the country, each of the four colorful se-tenant stamps features a different kind of bike and rider: a young child just learning to ride, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer intent on the finish line, and an airborne BMX rider. Check back here for more details on the time and location of the stamp ceremony. We hope you’ll join us!

In the mean time, you can celebrate your love of bicycling by pre-ordering the Bicycling (Forever®) stamps.