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Robert Matson's tour in upstate New York continues, rain or shine. Here's the view from a Street Machine Gte recumbent bike.
Robert Matson’s tour in upstate New York continues, rain or shine. Here’s the view from a Street Machine Gte recumbent bike.

A real cyclist serving real cyclists.

Robert Matson, owner, manager and wrench at New York City Recumbent Supply, is a life-long cyclist, outdoor guide and an enthusiast for human-powered outdoor adventure.  He was trained as a Maine Guide, is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership Scho

Robert airs out his armpits after a long, sweaty ride. Shown with a Street Machine Gte recumbent bike.
Robert airs out his armpits after a long, sweaty ride on one of his favorite recumbent bikes: the Street Machine Gte.

ol (NOLS) and the University of Michigan and is a Wilderness First Responder (trained with Wilderness Medicine Associates and SOLO).

Besides bicycling, Robert hikes, skis and leads long-distance, multi-day, back country and international trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and leads day-rides for New York Cycle Club.  His most recent long trips (longer than five days) have been: an 18-day bike tour of Finland’s Turku Archipelago; a 750-mile solo bicycle trip through New York’s Adirondacks and Vermont; a 300-mile solo through-hike of the Long Trail in Vermont; and a 21-day winter backcountry ski trip with NOLS in the Tetons and Absaroka Mountains in Idaho and Wyoming.  Robert has participated in three Wilderness Medicine Adventure Races (MedWAR), two marathons (NYC), several triathlons and a dozen or so long-distance open water swim races.

Robert strongly believes in actively promoting the sport of bicycling for people of all abilities and that being involved in bicycle and environmental advocacy goes hand-in-hand with selling and riding recumbent bikes.  He actively supports cycling and environmental advocacy in the U.S.A., New York State and the New York Metro area.  He works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and has experience putting people with special requirements on recumbent bikes and trikes.

New York City Recumbent Supply owner Robert Matson on Whiteface Mountain during a 12-day 1,000-mile tour through New York's Adirondacks. Riding a fully-loaded, stock-model HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte recumbent bike.
New York City Recumbent Supply owner Robert Matson on Whiteface Mountain during a 12-day 1,000-mile tour through New York’s Adirondacks. Bike of choice for this trip?  An HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte recumbent bike.

Robert is a member of:

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People for Bikes

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Adventure Cycling Association

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New York Cycle Club


Five Borough Bike Club


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Transportation Alternatives

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Adirondack Mountain Club

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Appalachian Mountain Club