1. You can park pretty much anywhere
Got a U-lock? Got a stationary object? Congratulations, you've got a place to park your bicycle. (Just don't leave it there for too long.)
2. It kinda-sorta counts as exercise
Which is pretty clutch, given how expensive gyms are in this town. Extra points if you're going over a bridge; double that if it's the Williamsburg Bridge.
3. The sentence "It's all the way crosstown" strikes no fear in a cyclist's heart
"Oh, you just sat down at Empire Diner? Order me a beer, I'll be there in 10 minutes."
4. It's perfectly acceptable to ride a bicycle as an adult
Ludicrously expensive Park Slope man-scooters are for ludicrously wealthy Park Slopeans and wanna-be iconoclasts who shop at Hammacher-Schlemmer. Bikes are for the everyman, man.