We wanted to learn a little bit more about our Brooklyn Bicycle Co. community, so we created a new section of our journal dedicated to some of the people we’ve been fortunate to call customers.

Each month we will feature a different member of the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. community and share what makes them tick.

Read on to learn about the most recent member of our community spotlight...

Kimia Kline

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Brooklyn Artist

Where do you call home and explain some of your favorite things about your community? 

Brooklyn is home for me. One of my favorite things is the cultural diversity and openness I experience every day. The support and love for the arts is another amazing quality about this community. As a painter and curator, it's an incredible place to live and work because collaborations with other creatives is so accessible and a fundamental way of life. Art and design are a regular and normal part of life here--it's not a separate thing you have to seek out. I love that creativity is integrated into neighborhoods, restaurants, hotels, schools, and public spaces. 

Tell us about your art career and how you came about it. 

Any career in the arts is a long and winding process and mine is still unfolding. I always knew I wanted to be a painter and wanted to live in New York, but it took me 27 years to finally get to the City. Once I relocated here though, I was lucky in that opportunities came my way and I've been fortunate to work as both a painter and curator. 

What are you most passionate about? What passions drove you to your chosen field? 

I'm passionate about the power latent in art to change hearts, communities, and society. Bringing art to the masses and raising awareness and education around its potential is what drove me to choose my field, and also what has made curating in a public space like a hotel such an exciting experience. 

What impact has your bike had on your lifestyle? 

My studio is in the Navy Yard, which isn't easily accessible from any subways. My bike gives me the flexibility to come and go as I please without any need to wait for buses or worry about parking. It makes my commute to studio a total pleasure and saves me tons of time every week. 

What are the top 3 places you bike to? 

My studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fort Greene Park, and to visit friends in Brooklyn.

What does the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. brand mean to you?

 I love that it's a local brand based in my community. I also really appreciate the brand's commitment to aesthetics and beautiful design. To me it's the quintessential Brooklyn bike. 

Can you share your favorite gallery in New York, some place off the beaten path? 

My favorite gallery in New York is CANADA in the lower east side. They have an amazing roster of artists and are an artist run space with smart and innovative programming.

Kamia Kline ArtworkKamia Kline in Front of ArtworkKamia Kline On Franklin



Photos by Jane Bruce and Carmen Chan.


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Frances (Belmont, US)
Scooter Perfect

I bought this for my scooter-loving boyfriend. The look and function is PERFECT for scooter use. The snap allows quick-on-off for the urban transit connections and zipping to meetings in the city. The brim is just enough to prevent glare while still keeping the helmet compact for errands and trips to the grocery store. And did I mention that he LOVES the look of it? He said it distinguishes him from the bike crowd in a very smart way.....Still kicking it at 60!

Thanks so much for sharing Frances. We're glad you're finding many uses for the helmet. -Ryan Zagata

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Nantucket Lightship Basket
Lindsay (Sarnia, CA)
Love it!

The perfect size and just what I was looking for. The shape of this basket stores my things securely and has a lot of room inside.

Thanks for sharing Lindsay. We're big fans of Nantucket Baskets as well. -Ryan Zagata

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Bedford 8 Speed
Raphael Roos (Spicer, US)
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In a sea of boring bikes, I found Brooklyn bike, and I couldn’t be more happier with my Bedford. The city ride is so smooth, and can’t help but notice the heads turning when I ride by :)

Thanks so much for sharing Raphael. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Bedford. -Ryan Zagata

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Bill Ghormley (Mesa, US)
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Swept Back Handlebars
Blake Hebold (Falmouth, US)
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As a young bike mechanic I don’t have preferred bike component retailers. But these are perfect bars for cruiser vibe bikes. Everything (grips, brake levers etc) fit according to measurements. Great product, highly recommend it!

Thanks so much for the kind words and acknowledgment Blake. -Ryan Zagata