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.”
Way back in October, a little birdie told us that Google Maps was going to be launching Bike There directions on Google Maps. Well – it’s here!! At this weeks’ National Bike Summit, Google announced that it will be rolling out “Bike There” in 150 cities around the country. Users are able to enable the biking layer via the “More” button on Google Maps.
Here’s a more detailed article on Wired and check out the video below.
This great google map was put together by our Cycle Chic cohorts at Bike by the Sea in Santa Barbara. Isn’t it neat to think that 10s of 1000s of us are Cycling Chic all over the world, and that our marvelous little town on the Atlantic is part of it?? Pretty amazing…
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At least according to our great online news source – The Digitel. We agree. They did an Top 10 List for things and news in Charleston. Bikes, and yours truly made #5. We are thrilled! Hopefully together we’ve got the momentum going for some real changes in 2010.
So hop on over to the Digitel to read the full story and see the other numbers. And you can read an excerpt below.
“It’s probably safe to say that both sides aren’t happy where 2009 has left the state of bike accommodation and regulation in the Charleston area, but from the continued involvement of Charleston Moves, to the firm establishment of the Holy City Bike Co-op, to a ladies-only bike outing, we’ve seen that bikes have been placed in an an elevated social and political status.”
A friend sent me a link to an article on CNN today…..The headline caught my eye immediately . Of course I thought how very Cycle Chic! Here it is….
And then I read further. This person who is biking in a dress and heels for a cause? She’s no 20-something who’s been training for a year. She’s no IronMan. She’s a beautiful 84-yr old woman on a single-speed purple vintage cruiser. It makes me think that when we THINK we can’t do something – when we THINK that something is hard or it will take too long or it’s just inconvenient – that really it’s all a bunch of poppycock. The ability to do and to dream is nestled right inside our head and our hearts. It’s up to us to see it differently.
So check her out – this woman, my new hero and click here (or on the headline above) to read the full article.
KULTURE KLASH ARTS FESTIVAL
November 7th, 2009
1635 Cosgrove Avenue
North Charleston, SC
In The Navy Yard at Noisette
Yes that’s right all you lovely people with bikes – our next Cycle Chic Ride is going to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston on October 21st! Why? Because we love what they do and what they represent and man, this next line-up is a doozy not to be missed. It’s all about creativity, inspiration, entrepreneurship and having a bit of fun fun fun. So let’s go ride our bikes! It’s easier than looking for parking…. Read the rest of this entry »
Getting around to this later than I would have liked but I am starting to gather all the great photos from Charleston Cycle Chic Ride #2. Thanks so much to everyone for showing up and supporting the biking lifestyle!! The best part about the ride was the meetup at Fuel afterward – it was so fun to talk to everyone in person. I feel like I met some greatness! Also, a shout out to the Holy City Bike Coop for being there in force. You guys are doing a wonderful thing.
So – if you have pictures, send me the photostream or feed or files what-have-you and I’ll round them up right here. firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, here’s a placeholder – perhaps the new official beverage of Charleston Cycle Chic.
Erica Jackson of the Charleston City Paper just posted this on her fantastic blog – Seersucker and Stilettos.
“May is National Bike Month, and from May 11-15 in particular, cyclists are encouraged to bike to work. If you live close enough to where you work to be able to make your way on two wheels, now’s the time to ditch the excuses and get some fresh air. It really is an incredible way to start your morning, even if you do get to work a little sweaty and breathless. Just ask downtown real estate agent, Kristin Walker. She proves that you can be a biker and glamorous at the same time — no need to ditch the high heels. Just check out these chic cyclers on Sartorialist. Kristin is so eager to see Charleston become a little biker’s haven (a la Amsterdam), that she’s working on creating a company called Pedal to Properties, which will allow prospective buyers to experience the city via bicycle (truly the best way). She’s also talking with Charleston Moves about planning a stylish mass ride to mark Bike to Work Day later this month. Stay posted, and for now, check out her tips on staying chic while cycling