Yes, we know it’s a bit early to start thinking about Halloween, but we can’t help ourselves because we are going to a cool Downtown Halloween party on October 29, that includes a pedestrian and bicycle parade around the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood, a party in the park, music, a pie contest, food trucks and more. Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse to shop for a costume on Ebay and Etsy.
So here’s an idea for any ladies who will be arriving by bicycle. What if we all try to replicate these gorgeous vintage bicycle posters?
It’s embarrassing to admit that we didn’t know about this blog until today. We know the person, have met her several times, follow her on Twitter, even saw her loading up her bike at the grocery store the other day.
But had not read her blog. Shame shame.
So here’s a shout out to a brave and beautiful woman, who gave up her car in favor of the bike, who rides with style and grace, and is pretty funny too. Read her blog now. High Heels and Two Wheels.
Erin, will you be our new mascot? Pretty please?
Here’s a pic of her courtesy of MNN
We came across this homage to girls on bikes courtesy of Copenhagen Cycle Chic. It’s impossible to look this breezy in a car. Watch and enjoy!
The men are just killin’ it lately in the Charleston Cycle Chic-dom. Check out Mr. Gidick in this photo provided by Hunter McRae on a bicycle provided by our very own Affordabike. It’s the perfect combo of Charleston new and Charleston old and classy style all the way around.
P.S. We are loving those Biria bikes. Ladies and gents, find yourself one.
We caught this gent out and about the other day, and wanted to give him a shout out for lookin’ so fine, on so chic a ride outfitted for the work-a-day. Stephan, we love your style, and particularly your springtime orange tie.
For the new year Charleston Cycle Chic decided to have fun with Picnik. This is our statement for 2011. Do ya feel it?
Yes – we are jealous. We would love to see a female-focused bicycle shop here in Charleston. Pedal Chic opens soon in Greenville, SC. Here is the description from their website and we love their tagline!
“Pedal Chic is the only women-specific cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, offering an unparalleled selection of apparel for the female athlete, cyclist, urban commuter, and yogi, as well as lifestyle/comfort wear in an upscale, boutique environment.
Pedal Chic is THE destination for active women shopping for contemporary, stylish, and high-performance cycling, fitness, and lifestyle apparel. From “city bikes” and commuter accessories (think bike baskets, designer helmets, shoes, and cycling-friendly handbags) to athletic intimate apparel (up to size 40DD) Pedal Chic outfits every woman from head to toe.”
With a new niece added to the family and several friends who are pregnant and love to bicycle, I’ve been taking a look at the different options out there for carting baby around! While here in America, it seems everyone goes first for the seat on the back of the bike (is it safer?), the Dutch go for the front of the bike seat, which I think I would do too. So here’s a great example of BOTH from the blog Dutch City Bike. How great is this? If you want to know where to get a front baby seat, this company, Bobike, has some adorable ones.
Thanks Dutch City Bike for the great photo! If you want to read more, hop on over to their site.
We’ve been salivating after Velorbis bikes for quite a while now, but alas, they were only sold across the pond. They sell classic vintage bicycles including those great cargo bikes that are perfect for groceries and/or kids. Fortunately the bike angels have been watching over us, because now Velorbis has come to the US! Actually, the distributor out of Chicago contacted us to see about carrying their lines in Charleston. YES!!! YES PLEASE!! Check out some of their bicycles below and let us know if you want ‘em.
This article from The Daily Beast came out recently and describes how women are leading the charge in taking back biking as a ‘normal’ ‘everyday’ activity!!!! Hurrah – we knew ya’ll would lead the way just as Jeff Mapes predicted.
Here’s an excerpt…
“Women today ride in dresses, pumps, hats, and all kinds of professional and casual attire. They are also more visible socially and politically. Women are opening bike stores around the country, manage and staff hip bicycle cafes, and design innovative and stylish cycling clothes and accessories. They also head up some of the most influential advocacy organizations in our country.”