Sam Polcer’s innovative blog ‘Preferred Mode‘ is packed full of bright, vibrant photos of New Yorkers and their bikes as they go about their daily business highlighting the variety of two-wheeled transport fashion and styles across all five boroughs. Similar in structure to the now infamous Sartorialist, Polcer asked his cycling subjects to remove their helmets before taking their photos next to, on, or holding their bicycle. This is of course after having managed to have caught them first as they cycled by.

Taking inspiration from Polcer we’ve put together some of our favourite photos of subjects and their bikes below:


Kissing couple. Portrait of young caucasian couple kissing


Stylish young man with classic bicycle

Silhouette of Young girl riding a bicycle holding a red umbrell

Hipster man with his fixie bike

Pensive couple on the beach holding their bikes

cute little boy with bicycle

You can discover more of Sam Polcer’s work on his blog, facebook page as well as following him on Twitter.