Buon Appetito by Bike #2 with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

Ovest West Footscray

A very wet day didn’t deter a group of intrepid women joining us for another Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

The second edition of ‘Boun appetito by bike’ visited some slightly different venues to the previous ride as we celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

First stop was Ovest for warming hot chocolates and potato doughnuts with chocolate mousse. Ovest were even kind enough to open up especially for us as they don’t usually trade during Saturday lunch times.

Ovest West Footscray

Second stop was Fox in the Corn for plates of steaming hot pasta. They even have bikes hung up as wall decoration so it’s the perfect stop for a bike tour!

Fox in the Corn Footscray

Last stop was T Cavallaro and Sons for an Italian (or technically Sicilian) sweet. Always a crowd favourite, their cannoli are the best in Melbourne.

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The June rides are now open for bookings! If you’re a woman who lives, works or plays in Melbourne’s inner west join me for a 1.5 hour cycling tour of the best food in the area for only $15 (including tour and tastings).

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative. 

Buon Appetito by Bike with The Squeaky Wheel – Westie Women Food Rides in May

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The sun was shining yet again for our latest Westie Women food ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

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‘Boun appetito by bike’ celebrated everything Italian in the inner west with tour guide Joyce Watts of CycleStyle and MEL: HOT OR NOT.

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In the 1950s Footscray was a centre for Italian migrants. Sixty years later eleven female cyclists joined Joyce to experience how Italian cuisine has been reinterpreted for modern Australians with a three course meal by bike.

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First stop Ovest for charcuterie, cheese and breads.

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Second stop Honeycomb Hideout for pizza and a group photo!

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Last stop dessert at Slice Girls West.

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Look out for booking information for the June rides soon!

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative. 

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 08 May 2016

charicycles

My life has been going downhill ever since I stopped pedaling on my bicycle. But I suppose that’s a good thing. (Jarod Kintz) @charicyclesemballage_official

You can’t sell anything if you can’t tell anything (Beth Comstock) @emballage_official

fun_papi

Do what you love, you’ll be better at it. (Author Unknown) @fun_papi

velosipedization

Tough situations build strong people. (picturequotes.com) @velosipedization

foldingbike

It’s quite easy to start trials riding. You just need a bike and you’re set. (Sete Gibernau) @foldingbike

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 01 May 2016

agirlwandering

Life is like a bicycle in order to keep your balance you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein) @agirlwandering

bambiii38

You will never know what is on the other side unless you cross the bridge. (Author Unknown) @bambiii38

californian_girl_7

It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels. (Heinz Stucke) @californian_girl_7

carly_amador

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. (John F. Kennedy) @carly_amador

kriwiltalens

Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. (Author Unknown) @kriwiltalens

 

Creative Kids Bike Parking Design Competition in Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong City Council Bike Parking Design competition

Maribyrnong City Council are inviting Primary and Secondary school students within the municipality to design a work of art that can function as a place to park their bike.

The winning designs will be installed within the City of Maribyrnong plus there are over $1,700 worth of prizes.

There are two major prizes to be won – one for Primary students and one for Secondary students – which consist of:

  • A brand new bike and bike accessory pack from Ted’s Cycles in Footscray and
  • A $250 voucher courtesy of Highpoint Shopping Centre

The Runner up in each category will also win a $250 Highpoint voucher.

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Designs will be assessed on originality, aesthetic appeal, functionality as a bike rack and connection to Maribyrnong by a panel of expert judges including:

The competition is open to primary and secondary students (from Prep to Year 12) living or studying within the City of Maribyrnong.

Students may enter online or fill out the official promotional flyer, located at select cafes, shops and libraries around the City and send in by mail or deliver in person to Council.

The competition opened on Tuesday 26 April and runs until 5pm Friday 10 June.

Click here for full Competition Terms & Conditions and Privacy Collection Statement.

Wheelie Good Day North Melbourne – Sunday 1 May 2016

Wheelie Good Day is a community gathering and street party in Melrose Street North Melbourne and it’s on this Sunday 1 May 11am-4pm.

The day is all about educating and training families to ride a bike plus a full with a program of workshops, tours and fun!

We’ll be there with the Book Swap Bike, a Christiania cargo bike filled with secondhand children’s books and a pop up reading lawn. Families are invited to either bring a book to swap, to borrow a book to read together or to participate in colouring-in and/or craft activities.

Other fun activities include:
  • Face painting & bike decorating for KIDS
  • Bike doctors and skills course for KIDS
  • Pimp your bike workshop for TEENS
  • Bike skills course & tours of the local area for ADULTS
  • Long kick and handball competitions with North Melbourne Football Club
  • Knitting, knotting and weaving with a POM POM workshop
  • Hip Hop Street Show by Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance students!
  • Bike Tuneups from GOOD CYCLES
  • Fix a Flat with PONY BIKES
  • Bike Engraving from VIC POLICE
  • Street Mural suggestion workshop
  • CARGONE COURIERS Bike Boom Box
  • Delicious food & coffee from POCKET CAFE
  • ROLL UP Bicycle Valet Parking
  • $1 MAMMOTH ice cream, on a bike
  • BIKE n’ BLEND pedal powered Smoothies

See you there!

 

Wheelie Good Day

Sunday 1 May 2016 11am-4pm

Melrose Street, between Erskine and Canning Streets, North Melbourne

FREE event

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 24 April 2016

lekkerbikes

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. (Irina Dunn, 1970) @lekkerbikes

lifeintriplets

Quit waiting for everything to be perfect. You have everything you need right now. (makingthinghappe.com) @lifeintriplets

makethriftldn

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. (Henri Matisse) @makethriftldn

palladifoo

But the memories won’t seem to let me go (Author Unknown) @palladifoo

yellow_stone

There is beauty in everything just not everybody sees it. (Author Unknown) @yellow_stone

 

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 17 April 2016

annywang0612

It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up. (Colonel George Armstrong Custer) @annywang0612

bloominghealthy

Be at one with the universe. If you can’t do that, at least be at one with your bike. (Lennard Zinn) @bloominghealthyfancyflealakeland

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go (Author Unknown) @fancyflealakeland

girlsonbicyclez

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. (Author Unknown) @girlsonbicyclez

mpwolfgram

The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes. (Mark Nepo) @mpwolfgram

Aster- world’s safest commuter cycling backpack

Aster- world's safest commuter cycling backpack

Aster is a prototype design for a commuting backpack with integrated bike lights, turn signals and automatic brake indication and it’s seeking funding via Indiegogo now. We think it’s pretty amazing!

Aster- world's safest commuter cycling backpack

The designers of Aster claim that they’ve addressed 75% of the causes of bike accidents.

Aster‘s rear and profile lights make you visible to motorists from all sides, front lights signal your presence in rear-view mirrors and automatic brake lights help you avoid getting rear-ended. Integrated turn signals make sure that drivers around you know when you’re making a turn.

Aster- world's safest commuter cycling backpack

Control Aster’s light settings and more with their app (called the Lumos Aster app), available for both Android and iOS platforms. You can adjust your light settings to meet the regulations specific to your state or country. The app allows you to see the battery life remaining, both  in the 4000mAh USB-chargeable battery and the handlebar unit.

Using the Lumos app and the handlebar-unit, you can lock your bike in its place with one tap! If your cycle is moved for more than 5 seconds once locked, an alarm is triggered to attract attention.

Aster also has several commuter-specific compartments – a minimalist helmet holder, a whistle buckle, tuck-away U-lock holder loops, zippered bottle pockets, rain-cover and an ‘In Case of Emergency’ information slot in the event of a crash.

Aster- world's safest commuter cycling backpack

You can pack a 15.6 inch laptop with charger, change of clothes and shoes, smaller gadgets, books, bike-tools and spares, rain-jacket, a 1 litre water bottle and even your lunch!

Aster- world's safest commuter cycling backpack

Aster is also weather-resistant, with a waterproof TPU coated exterior and rain-resistant zippers that cause water to bead up and roll off the surface.

Aster’s Indiegogo campaign ends on 30 April so get in quick to support the production of this innovative product!

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 10 April 2016

picturesque_peach

Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it. @picturesque_peach

robertpeterphotography

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. (Julia Child) @robertpeterphotography

sarah3lisabethh

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. @sarah3lisabethh

supertang

Until you cross the brigde of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities. (Tim Fargo) @supertang

wakeup_littlesusie

And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn. @wakeup_littlesusie

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 03 April 2016

lazygramerA beautiful life does not just happen it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and hard work.  @lazygramer

luc1al1nda

You’re never fully dressed without a smile. @luc1al1nda

mitch15675

Everyone is not your customer.  (Seth Godin) @mitch15675

musical_yuko
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt) @musical_yuko


sylviassparkles

We have three baskets for investing: yes, no and too tough to understand. (Charlie Munger) @sylviassparkles

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 27 March 2016

benjaminke

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. @benjaminke

lickymylips

Nobody owns the world. So feel free to explore it. (E.A. Cabaltica) @lickymylips

outofmyhead

One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination. (Debra Levinson) @outofmyhead

purple_rain_man

Don’t let people tell you who you are. You tell them. @purple_rain_man

stenacht

From small beginnings.. Come great things. @stenacht

 

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 20 March 2016

if_i_stay.fans

Be what you want to be not what others want to see. @if_i_stay.fans

likeablisterinthesun

I didn’t change I just found myself. (Goodlifequotes.com) @likeablisterinthesun

nuchzy_8

A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye. (Rogu Kingston) @nuchzy_8

pavliturk

Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. @pavliturk

q_bicycles

I just wanna go someplace where no one knows my name. @q_bicycles

 

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 13 March 2016

iya_ua

Don’t be a woman that needs a man. Be a woman a man needs! @iya_ua
meezgeena

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. @meezgeena
modestouniqueboutiques

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. @modestouniqueboutiques

one_dream_rider

Look on the bright side. @one_dream_rider
pixelsandpicas

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss) @pixelsandpicas

This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 06 March 2016

wildflower.mountain

Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. (Motivation-wall) @wildflower.mountain

uunwidhiaa

Little girls make the world sweeter. @uunwidhiaa
theperfectlocationfaridabad

Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy. (Kimora Lee) @theperfectlocationfaridabad 

maggi_e_6

Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea. (Ayn Rand) @maggi_e_

sizajasel

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) @sizajasel

Vintage Celebrity Cycling Photo

Ginger Rogers biking in 1957.

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This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 28 February 2016

alexandraa.brinzacA girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. (Coco Chanel) @alexandraa.brinzac

damscruzWe choose to be grateful, no matter what. (Dieter F. Uchtdorf) @damscruz

girlsonbicyclez2

Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, & a lady with class. (I Speak Quote) @girlsonbicyclez

m666evo

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. @m666evo

maggi_e_3

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. (John Lennon)@maggi_e_

Vintage Celebrity Cycling Photo

Marilyn Monroe in Pacific Coast Antiques Show in 1952.

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This Week’s Cycle Style Inspiration – 21 February 2016

crazyhorsescandinavia

When in doubt wear red. (Bill Blass)@crazyhorsescandinavia

derbycitydarling

Find though she be but little, She is fierce. (Shakespeare)@derbycitydarling

hisjoker

A woman without her sister is like a bird without wings. @hisjoker

natalka_rodriguez

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it. @natalka_rodriguez

ouilou

Sometimes you just have to go with the waves. @ouilou

Evolution of the Bicycle in just one minute

This one minute clip film illustrates the evolution of the bicycle from the first early contraptions to the modern machines on which our own bicycles are based.

Evolution of the Bicycle from Visual Artwork on Vimeo.