13 NYC Cycling Tips and Citi Bike Tricks, in GIFs

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Illustrator Nathan Pyle, of the forthcoming book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, has once again graced Daily Intelligencer with his city smarts in adorably animated GIFs, this time on the ever-controversial subject of bikes. (See also our previous installment, "10 NYC Subway Tricks and Neighborhood Tips.") It's risky and stressful, sure, but should you join the ranks of the brave, environmentally conscious, New York Post–hated cycling community? Or maybe you're considering Citi Bike, for a lesser commitment and maximum convenience? Let us be your guide …

For more tips, buy Nathan's book, or follow him on Facebook.