Priority Profile: The Gotham
Melissa Holtz is a New York City based sports & lifestyle photographer who often takes photos while riding a bike. Check out some of her photos & her favorite places to ride below:

How does riding a bike fit into your lifestyle?

I ride a bike almost every day to get from place to place, do photoshoot scouting, actually do a photoshoot, or just for fun!  The upright and comfortable position of the Gotham makes it easy for me to snap some photos while I ride.

Tell us where you shot the photos and any reasons why the locations were special to shoot?

Two of my favorite places to both ride bikes and shoot photos in NYC are the waterfront bike paths and the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg where there is a great bike path and tons of stylish cyclists.  I love to ride over the Williamsburg bridge in any season. I love how much life is on the bridge even on "bad" weather days-- people are always running, walking, biking, having a fun time, and taking in the amazing views. 

Local spots you love to ride?

I love to ride my bike to the NYC waterfronts especially on the east and west side bike paths in Manhattan and then in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Dumbo.  The West Side bike path is awesome because it is very wide so you can ride next to a friend which is my favorite way to ride.

March 16, 2017 by Dave Weiner