With just a few days left in a Tour de France that has captivated many Americans, the United States Postal Service has announced a new series of stamps. The “2012 Bicycling Forever Stamps” were made available via preview today through Facebook and Twitter.
USPS plans to preview several stamps in the coming weeks and is asking people to vote on their favorite.
About the “Bicycling Forever” stamps, Stephen Kearney, manager of Stamp Services for the USPS said this:
“We are excited to promote one the nation’s most popular outdoor activities with the issuance of these four Bicycling stamps. These days, increasing numbers of Americans ride bikes to work or use them to run neighborhood errands. Many travel organizations offer cycling tours, from leisurely half-day jaunts to weeks-long excursions. No matter how long the ride, choosing to bike rather than to drive cuts down on traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, which benefits the environment and helps improve air quality.”
As an added bonus, the Postal Service says they are “helping the environment” by delivering the mail by bicycle in locations throughout Arizona and Florida.
For more on the bike stamps, visit BeyondthePerf.com.