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What Is The Smart Cyclist?

Your Go-To Resource for All Things Urban Cycling in Style!

Hi, all! My name is Claudia Gambrah-Lyles and I love riding my bike everywhere and anywhere! I am a pediatric neurologist, a business casual bike commuter and a bike safety advocate.

I was introduced to urban cycling when I moved to Philadelphia 6 years ago, and I haven’t looked back! Urban cycling is all about using your bicycle as a primary form of transportation. Instead of driving your car or taking a bus or train, you hop on your bike instead.

Whether you’re commuting to work everyday or riding your bike to the grocery store every once in a while, I am here to provide you with the information you need to make biking a bigger part of your life! From bike locks to bike maintenance, get all your questions answered all in one place!

I also strongly believe that safe urban cycling doesn’t have to forfeit style! No more lugging around a change of clothes. No more debating if your helmet will ruin your perfect hair day. No more worrying about sweat stains on your clothes when you arrive to your destination. Join me as I share functional, frugal, fashionable and (most importantly) smart, tips and tricks that will keep you looking good and feeling good, both on and off your bike!

Check out the Getting Started Guide for everything you need to know to begin your urban cycling journey!


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