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Copenhagen Fashion Week by bike

Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen poses outside Copenhagen City Hall with her bright red bike during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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via Altamira

Summer Stripes in San Francisco

Nothing says summer more than nautical stripes, sandals  and a brightly coloured bike.  We can tell she’s enjoying the breeze by the bay in San Francisco.

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via Public Bikes

Sustainable Living Festival

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Check out the poster for this year’s Sustainable Living Festival – it has a cycling emu on it!

We reckon a flightless bird has got to get around town somehow and what better way than to do so by bike.

The Sustainable Living Festival have also used bikes this year as part of their guerrilla marketing campaign. They’ve been inspired by the cards we leave on cool bikes we spot ‘HI. I JUST STOPPED TO SAY I THINK YOUR BIKE IS HOT’ and together with used Metcard tickets, have crafted a nifty little way to promote the festival.

Check out some of the HOT bikes they’ve found around Melbourne on their Facebook page.

The festival starts this Saturday 11 February – see you there on your bike!

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Emerald City Spin

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Emerald City Spin is a short video featuring, you guessed it, Sydney bike riders which has shown in New York to London and Sydney Bike Film Festival.

A bunch of hot and cheeky ladies wake up, get dressed and bike through the streets of the Emerald City to the beach. “Summer daze, bikes and babes, riding round, wearing shades. Feel the breeze, catch a wave, looking hot, like grenades”.

EMERALD CITY SPIN from Kristy Lee on Vimeo.

Bowery Lane Bicycles arrive in Australia

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We’ve blogged about the wonderful hand-made bikes from Bowery Lane Bicycles before…and now we’re excited that a limited number are now available in Australia.

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The bikes are hand-welded, painted, assembled, packed and shipped in New York City. The vintage style bikes are made by a family owned and operated company that has been making bikes since the 1800s and they feature sustainable cork handles, a Dutch leather saddle and a locally handcrafted wood crate.

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The bikes can be bought online and are available for test rides in Bondi, Sydney. They will be coming to Melbourne and Brisbane soon!

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Ajiro Bamboo Velobike

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Australian design student Alexander Vittouris has designed an all-bamboo velobike which also incorporates the natural growth process of bamboos in the design of a fully sustainable vehicle.

Vittouris uses the principals of arborsculpture, or ‘tree shaping’ techniques, whereby the shape of a tree or plant is controlled and instructed by leaf trimming, wiring and pruning, for example. In this case, Vittouris used an inner skeleton structure that the bamboo grows around.

The design was a finalist at the 2011 Australian Design Awards.

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via Treehugger

The All-Wooden Bike

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This wooden bike is quite amazing!

Jan Gunneweg works with wood to craft benches, desks and tables as well as wooden bicycles. His bikes are made out of solid walnut or birchwood and are made to order, as each labour of love takes between 160 and 200 hours to build.

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via Sydney Concrete Playground

NYC Helmet

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The NYC helmet was commission by the City of New York from San Francisco-based Yves Behar / fuseproject.

The helmet has two components – a protective polystyrene inner shell and a separate soft fabric outer cover with straps and velcro flaps for keeping the wind/snow/sun off your neck. Commando style riding!

via Designboom

MAMA Bike Rack

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Designed by furniture designer Matt Eltonand graphic designer Matteo Baldarelli, the MAMA bike rack is simple yet functional.

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It has two smooth hooks for you to hang your bike on, three holes where locks and cables can be looped through and secured and a small shelf for putting your wallet, keys, phone.

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The MAMA bike rack is available for purchase from Matt Elton for 49.50 GBP.

Oye Modern Bike Jewellery

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Sydney designer Jeni Oye makes jewellery under the label Oye Modern and the range includes handmade one-of-a-kind cuffs made from recycled bike tyres.

Consider the cuffs as a badge of honour for the miles you’ve ridden.

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Short and sexy summer style

A breezy, sexy summer outfit for your stylish ride to the beach.  Love the bright yellow!

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via Style Quotient

Bike Art Adelaide – 9 to 29 January 2012

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Explore, express and celebrate everything bike with Australia’s newest and biggest bike art event – Bike Art Adelaide.

The program of art events runs from 9 to 29 January 2012 to coincide with the Santos Tour Down Under and 4th annual Australian Cycling Conference.

CycleStyle is involved in [Retro] squared: unreal clothes for real cyclists.  This is a a fashion exhibition with a (visible) difference where you can view fashion and vintage-style knitwear made using retro-reflective ‘yarn’, such as our Disco-bright Reflective Legwarmers and Jenny Reflective Cycling Cape.

[Retro] squared is at the Royal Institute of Australia, Science Exchange building, Exchange Place from  9-19 January.

Other events to check out include:

  • Street art at the Down Under Classic.  Rymill Park (east end of Rundle Street).  15 January.
  • “Bikes for Hire” sculpture and painting exhibition.  Adelaide Airport Terminal.  9-29 January.
  • Yarn-bombing and art in shops.  Various venues, the East End (around Rundle Street).  9-29 January.
  • CBD gallery exhibitions.  Various venues.  9-29 January.
  • Partner event: “Bespoke” at Prospect Gallery.  City of Prospect.  December 2011-January 2012.

For more information check out

Bike Rack Birdhouse

This is one of the cutest bike racks we’ve ever seen!

Stow away your helmet and your bike in the Bike Rack Birdhouse, designed by Canadian design duo Dimini.

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Melbournalia League

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Last week in the hot summer heat I cycled to the launch of Melbournalia League, the fourth in the series of CBD pop up selling an array of Melbourne design goodness. I did a brief talk about my love for Melbourne, design, shopping and bikes before checking out some of the cycling-related goodies on sale and chatting to like-minded cyclists.

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Melbournalia League is only open until 24 December so drop in to have a look quickly! It is in Exploration Lane at The League of Honest Coffee, the city caffeine temple of boutique Melbourne coffee roaster Padre.

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To see more photos of the Melbournalia League opening, click here.

Melbournalia League

The League of Honest Coffee
8 Exploration Lane, Melbourne
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Gap Melbourne Central does Cycle Chic

Gap opened its new store in Melbourne Central last weekend and when we walked inside we noticed…bikes! In the front window, in the store, on the walls.

The high street does cycle chic. Love it!

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Melbournalia League launch – Cycling and the City

Melbournalia is a series of pop up stores opening in four Melbourne CBD venues (and one repurposed newspaper stand)  hosting displays of Melbourne design goodness with stationery, jewellery, homewares, fashion, coffee, art and design from some of Melbourne’s best-loved boutique design brands.

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The fourth pop up store dubbed ‘Melbournalia League’ is opening tonight on Exploration Lane at The League of Honest Coffee, the city caffeine temple of boutique Melbourne coffee roaster Padre.

Padre and Melbournaliaare both passionate advocates of shopping locally and getting there by bike.  Bicycles are one of the best ways to explore Melbourne, so get on yours and come on down to the launch of Melbournalia League tonight!
Joyce from CycleStyle will be speaking about her love of cycling, shopping and Melbourne with another special guest,  Treadlie magazine.

Thursday 8 December

at The League of Honest Coffee
8 Exploration Lane, Melbourne
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Summer safari in Paris

This tousled-haired blonde works a safari-inspired playsuit on a Paris Velib bike.

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via Vanessa Jackman

The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne + Giveaway!

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We are big fans of Melbourne-based bike rental company The Humble Vintage and the limited edition hand-drawn maps coming out of it called Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists.

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Now author and entrepreneur Matt Hurst has written The Casual Cyclist’s Guide Melbourne, a book bringing a fresh perspective to cycle routes in Melbourne interspersed with articles on cycling tips, tricks and thoughts as varied as Taking the Scenic Route and Five Surprising Situations When it’s Better to Take the Bike.

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The guide brings together contributions from a range of Melbourne architects, historians, chefs, designers and local identities, including chef Guy Grossi and milliner Richard Nylon.

With hand drawn maps by Matt, design by Studio Pip & Co and illustrations from graphic design duo Tin & Ed, it’s a uniquely Melbourne collaboration. The book is a delightful read and it’s an essential item for the ambling Melbourne cyclist.

Giveaway! Thanks to Hardie Grant, we have one copy of The Casual Cyclist’s Guide Melbourne to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below by Friday 9 December and the winner will be drawn randomly. The competition is restricted to Australian residents. Good luck!

The winner by random draw was Beth! Congratulations, your prize will be sent to you shortly!

FairRide – Find a bike and take it home

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Here’s a clever social media marketing idea for you…

Virgin Mobile have launched Australia’s largest ever treasure hunt FairRide and they’re giving away 75 bikes each day across Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth).

All you have to do is LIKE the bike you’d like via Facebook then go back on the day to get clues as to its whereabouts.

The campaign kicked off this week with the first set of bikes already found. We’ve LIKED a couple of Papillionaire bikes - hope they’re turning up near us!

Who wouldn’t want a new bike for Christmas?

Northside Wheelers

Fashion blog Business Chic captured Malachi, the owner of Northside Wheelers in Prahran, looking ever so stylish and chilled out with his bike in the window and tulips at the door.

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