DPJ’s Bike Chic series by Nathan Simpson. You may see him around town scouting locals who not only ride their bikes but look dapper doing it.

Name: Brian Kern

Age: 30

Occupation: Student/Research analyst

His Neighborhood: Garfield

Where Spotted: Jobot Coffee

What do you like about Downtown? The people. There are a lot of artistic people and people trying to do something different.

Where do you like to explore? I stick mostly to the 5th Street and Roosevelt area, but I love riding around Downtown when no one is out so I don’t have to worry about cars.

Why did you go car free? There is a lot of unnecessary stress in car ownership. I have spent less than $100 total in bike maintenance since I sold my car 9 months ago.

What is your typical biking ensemble? I don’t have anything I regularly wear for biking. It’s just whatever I am wearing that day. I do own cycling shoes but I rarely wear them.

What he’s wearing:

Watch: Seiko diver’s

Hat: Portman Pacific wool 8 panel

Jeans: Unbranded Denim from Buffalo Exchange

Jacket: Levi slim fit trucker jacket from the Levi Outlet

Boots: Wolverine 1000 Mile

His biking essentials:

Late 80s Bottecchia

Lots of water

Thorn proof tires