Meet the makers

New Yorkers usually aren’t shy about suggesting ways to improve the city. But we founded CitySeat because we were tired of just talking about our ideas; we wanted to actually do something. Three friends, one great idea, and a simple goal: make things better by making things well.

As you might imagine, keeping cyclists fresh can be a full time job—especially with over 12 million rides in New York alone. But we know how important it is to kick back from time to time, and when we aren’t busy designing brilliantly engineered products, we’re actually pretty normal.

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COLIN, product designer

What’s your favorite basil-based spaghetti sauce?

Pesto.

What’s your biggest subway pet peeve?

Folks who don't give me enough room when I'm break dancing.

Best thing about living in Hell’s Kitchen?

Yum Yum 1, 2, 3 and 5.
 
 

RECYCLE-A-BICYCLE

The only thing we love more than a fresh bike seat is the feeling of satisfaction we get from knowing that CitySeat is helping do more than just keep people fresh and dry. We’re donating a percentage of sales to Recycle-a-Bicycle, the New York non-profit that “fosters youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living.”

 

 

CHELSEA, founder

Chelsea is a preschool teacher turned entrepreneuer. The idea for CitySeat came about two years ago on vacation, watching men and women going to work with garbage bags covering their bike seats.
As a spin enthusiast, Chelsea wanted to take it a step further and add some comfort and style so people can #RideOn with CitySeat. 

 
 

HAL, product designer

What’s your Instagram philosophy?

An emoji is worth a thousand words.

Saturday morning routine?

Coffee. Run. Avocado.

Best tip for tourists?

Give Colin enough room when he’s breakdancing.