Happy Friday! Even though Monday was a holiday, it still felt like a long week, right?
To get the weekend started, here are a eleven pictures of cute cats and bikes, via Instagram.
If you find any yourself, add the #bikekitty tag and your shot might get featured in my next round-up.
emmi_teng Love my pretty bike! So do Marms & Muffin. #cuties #brotherandsister #gingerkitties #bike #aslongasmycatsapprove!
City-cyling as a growing trend
In many of the bigger cities in Europe and North America cycling is becoming more and more popular. Many city councils are supporting this new, healthy and environmentally-friendly trend by creating new cycling lanes. This makes cycling in big cities safer and a lot more enjoyable. Hence, there is every reason to suspect that this the trend towards this convenient and healthy form of transport is not going to end any time soon, but is instead bound to increase even further.
Cycling hasn’t just become a growing trend, but also a fashion statement in itself. The more people that use a bike as a means of transport, the better this is for the cities: it causes less pollution, less traffic and at the same time is a healthy form of workout that can easily be fitted into the daily routine. At the same time, owning a beautiful and unique city bike is sure to raise some eyebrows. When combined with a classy overall look, city bikes like the Papillionaire Bicycles can work out to be quite a fashion statement.
Apart from the bike itself, the good thing about cycling is that there are other accessories that can draw attention to one’s individual style. Of course the helmet is primarily related to ensure one’s own security in the case of acccidents. Nonetheless, there are plenty of stylish options to choose from that at the same time are designed to provide the best possible protection. Another great cycling accessory are stylish watches. While one can of course choose to use a simple stopwatch or even the smartphone to keep track of time, they do not radiate the classical elegance that stylish sport watches have. Being a mixture of impeccable timekeeping technology, art and fine craftsmanship, stylish sport watches are the stylish cycler’s best friend.
This post is brought to you by Chrono 24, a supporting partner of BikePretty.com – Melissa
After gazing at the lovely glamor shots of the Papillionaire Bicycles, I was excited to see one in person. Lucky for me, the bike manufacturer invited me to take one for a spin.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been test-riding the Sommer 3 Speed all around San Francisco. I put over 30 miles on the bike before sitting down to write my review.
This bike is awesome for cruising around a city (or suburb) without big hills. I really, really loved it on the flat and gently rolling roads of San Francisco. (Yes, those actually exist.) Continue reading
Canada is no slouch when it comes to bicycle fashion. On June 1st, the capital city will be showing off mad steez in a bicycle fashion show, put on by Ottawa Vélo Vogue.
This is not your average fashion show; it’s a bicycle fashion show! Models will be wearing stylish and functional attire while riding bikes. An event would not be complete without food, drinks, silent auction, raffles, and much more.
A big aspect of our event is fundraising for Cycle Salvation, which trains and gives employment in the field of bike mechanics to those who are economically disadvantaged, while at the same time diverting bikes destined for scrap and landfill sites.
Tickets are for sale through Eventbrite. You can also learn more on the Ottawa Vélo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show Facebook event page.
Can’t wait to see the pictures from the
runway pedalway! In the meantime, click on over to the Ottawa Vélo Vogue blog for more cycle chicness.
I’m finding more and more options for stylish city bikes. Recently, I came across Papillionaire Bicycles.
Comfortable and easy to maneuver through narrow streets, these are great bikes for people who are just starting to live the
cycle chic Bike Pretty lifestyle.
Based in Australia, Continue reading