You would have noticed that CycleStyle only stocks a small range of clothing. This has been a deliberate decision – we simply haven’t found that many cool, stylish clothing ranges for urban cyclists and we’re not going to foist clothes we wouldn’t wear ourselves on our unsuspecting customers.
One of the labels that has made the cut is street-smart Pedaler Clothing, a unisex range coming out of California.
Over at one of our favourite blogs, for the love of bikes, Pedaler Clothing co-owner Virgina Elwood talks about her work as a New York tattoo artist, cycling and of course her clothing line.
From the onset, New York-based Outlier has aimed to achieve the critical goal of providing garments that fulfill both a performance and design quality. In this hypebeast.tv video, we go behind the scenes with brand founders Tyler Clemens and Abe Burmeister to gain a better understanding behind their whole process.
There’s no better way to cool down after a ride than a dip in the sea.
Bike Fun Melbourne organise regular beach rides. All you have to do is text “beach rides” to 0412703483 or follow @bikefunmelb on Twitter to receive alerts. When it is going to be hot, they will give you 24 hours notice, ride to a Bay beach for fish’n'chips and a swim.
This morning we’re quite excited to share our latest discovery – Mojo Bikes, a custom build bike store based in Melbourne.
Custom made bike-making businesses are sprouting up all over the place these days, so why are we particularly inspired by Mojo Bikes? Because their video features a leggy Katie Holmes lookalike making eyes at the camera…
…and their photo gallery shows off their colourful bikes, including fixed gear, mixies and some lovely looking ladies step-throughs (Dutchies), against a background of some very recognisable landmarks of our home town – Melbourne Museum, Chinatown, St Kilda beach, Melbourne University and CBD laneways.
After the success of the first Cargo Bike Picnic last year (check out photos here), cargo bike businesses in Melbourne are organising a northside version, this time at Edinburgh Gardens on Sunday 27 February.
The cargo bike picnic is for people who are interested in the cargo bike lifestyle, people who are interested in buying a cargo bike but are unsure about it eg. how heavy it is, how safe, difficult to ride etc. They can look, test and feel the bikes and ask questions.
The Sustainable Living Festival (SLF) kicked off at Federation Square last Saturday 12 February and runs until Sunday 27 February. SLF showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities.
This year’s SLF features Bike Town (organised by Melbourne Bikefest) from this Friday 18 February to Sunday 20 February. Bike Town celebrates the unique qualities of every bike (and the characters that ride them) in an interactive display. Each bike has its own patch of grass in a guided journey from Federation Square to the BMW Edge and members of the public are invited to cast a vote for the bike that best matches the characteristics of Bike Town’s townfolk – maybe the Beauty Queen, Sports Star, Environmentalist and Handyman?
Come down to Federation Square and look out for CycleStyle’s bike the most eye-catching, stylish bike in Bike Town!
Bike Town coincides with the Green Market that showcases over 100 exhibitors between Friday 18 and Sunday 20 February at Federation Square and Birrarung Marr, so why not make a day of it?
The Melbourne Girls College Sustainability Collective with Future Spark are hosting an event whereby guests are encouraged to pedal in 15 minute sessions to generate the energy needed to power the film projector! BYO picnic, drinks and rugs though there will be a barbecue and a pedal-powered coffee cart.
Details: Friday 25 February. Gates open at 5.00pm with the movie beginning at dusk.
Venue: Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard in Richmond. The Yarra River will provide the backdrop for the event.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 concession and are available at the gate or buy online. To book a pedalling spot or for further information call Samantha Green on 0407 890 785.
In May 2011 Paul van Bellen from Dutch city bike importers Gazelle Bicycles Australia will lead 30 Australian cycling thinkers over a 500km, 13 day tour in The Netherlands, the world’s most cycle friendly country.
Filmmakers Rowena Crowe and Paulo Alberton will follow and record van Bellen’s tour as his team studies innovations and attitudes in cycling. Rowena and Paulo will be detailing their trip at www.cyclingdutchstyle.com.au and developing a documentary about the journey at the end.
Rowena and Paul are currently raising money to enable them to participate on the tour and create content for both the website and documentary. You can contribute funds via their IndieGoGo site as well as help spread the word using social networks.
Here’s a video about with Paul introducing the reasons for the tour and what we can learn from the Dutch.
If you want any evidence that it’s possible to cycle and look good at the same time, go no further than what editor-in-chief of Conde Nast magazine ‘Self’ has to say about her cycling wear.
New York-based Lucy Danziger says helmets actually help you hair because you keep it in place, and she rides in pencil-thin Vince pants, a Tory Burch jacket, a Tory Burch sweater and pretty necklaces. It makes her feel dressy and cool. We agree!
As many of you know, Queensland has recently suffered some the worse flooding in decades. People have lost their homes, their livelihoods and even their lives.
I spent the majority of my childhood in Brisbane and many of the areas that suffered the worse flooding were places that I grew up in – the local shops, the university, the places where I used to hang out. The areas of devastation are all too familiar.
We like businesses that actively promote themselves as being ‘bike friendly’. We particularly like businesses that promote themselves as ‘friendly, bike-friendly’ places – such as the Friendly Bike Guest House in Portland, Oregon.
It’s not just a guest house with bike-inspired art on the walls. Guests are able to access the secure indoor bike parking and a basement area with a mechanic stand and bike tools, as well as complimentary bike shipping boxes, packing materials and local bike and transit information.
We hope someone will do something similar in Australia soon!
This great promotional video shows how the residents of Amsterdam, of all ages, sizes and professions, use their bikes to get around their home town. Mothers, businessmen, young couples – they all say ‘This is Amsterdam….and this is my bike.’