Bates Crates for your coffee, pastries and more

Bates Crates are made by hand in Michigan, by one guy, once a month. No two Bates Crates will ever look exactly the same. We think it’s perfect for enjoying summer picnic weather with your bike. 


Kerri Russell Rides a Gazelle

Actress Kerri Russell rides a Dutch Gazelle bike around New York City in various relaxed and chic outfits. Especially love the big floppy hat!


Taylor Swift floats on her Dutch bicycle

American singer Taylor Swift epitomises elegant cycle chic in this picture with her floaty chiffon blouse, full floral skirt and cute ballet flats. Sunglasses and a perky ponytail complete the look on her step-through Dutch bike. 

via Cyclelicious

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from CycleStyle – may your year be filled with happy bike rides!

 via Mission Bicycle Co

Little Black Dress

The easiest dress up outfit for New Years Eve festivities must be the classic little black dress. Turn up to your cocktail party in heels on a bike you’ll definitely turn heads!

via Show Me A Bike

Where’d you get those shoes?

Platform heels are surprisingly great for cycling – their sturdy bases are good for gripping pedals and they make your legs look loooong.

So we love this promo video from Designer Shoe Warehouse. Where’d you get those shoes?

DSW – “Shoe Lover In The City 1″ :30 from fernando ascani on Vimeo.

Shadow Bicycle Rack by Quarterre Studio, England

London’s Quarterre Studio has designed Shadow, a neat bike rack made from a single sheet of folded steel. The bike stand is hand finished with leather trim, creating the perfect area for hanging your helmet.

The wheel slot accommodates most wheel sizes and a high-friction base keeps the bike balanced. A great way to display your bike as art.  

Summer breeze

Doesn’t this picture just make you want to take your bike to the beach and feel the wind on your shoulders?

via Show Me a Bike

Summer’s here

And the sun will be shining. Get out on your bike!

via Show Me a Bike 

Fields of gold

Summer’s here, will you be cycling through fields of gold?

via Show Me a Bike

Summer sun

It’s so sunny today! Enjoy your ride.

via Show Me a Bike

Transport for everyone

Love this photo from Barcelona Cycle Chic showing a whole new idea of ‘sharing the road’ – car, taxi, bike, skateboard and dog!

Gift Ideas for Him

That special guy in your life will love this selection of gifts for men – books, lights, panniers, we’ve got it covered. 

Under $50

Linus Bike Pouch $39.95



Ortre Bike Lock $39.95

Bicycle Silver Brass Cufflinks $49.95

Under $100

Cotton Duck Zipped Roll $69.95

Commuter Backpack Red $79.95


 Linus Bike Satchel Bag $99.95


Over $100

Duxback Waxed Cotton Rain Cape $119.95


 Charley Double Panniers $119.95

Henty Wingman Bicycle Garment Bag $179.95


 You can also purchase a gift voucher for any amount if you can’t decide!


Gift Ideas for Stocking Stuffers or Kris Kringle

These gifts are all under $30 and can fit neatly into a stocking or small package for shipping. Small gifts can make a big impression!

Under $10

 Waterproof Saddle Cover $9.95

Under $20

Skirt garter $14.95

Ortre Ergonomic Bike Tool $24.95


The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne $19.95

Under $30

Beacon Bike Lights $29.95

Airhead Helmet Liner $29.95

Bicycle Wine Rack $29.95

 You can also purchase a gift voucher for any amount if you can’t decide!




Gift Ideas for Her

We’ve selected some products that the cycling women in your life will love. From bags to bells to baskets, these gifts will warm her heart this Christmas.

Under $30

I Love My Bike Bell $14.95

Dorothy Bike Basket Cover $29.95

Pageant Queen Reflective Sash $29.95


Under $50

 Pandan Handlebar Basket $39.95


Raisin Rayncape $49.95


Disco-bright Reflective Legwarmers $49.95

Under $100

Pink Leather and Canvas Backpack $79.95


 Apple Panniers $89.95

Cherry Straw Bobbin Shopper $99.95


Under $150

Black Charm Shopper $109.95

 Charcoal Waxed Canvas Rack Tote $119.95


Fanfare Loop Pannier $139.95

 You can also purchase a gift voucher for any amount if you can’t decide!



December Christmas Markets in Melbourne

For Christmas you can purchase with convenience online 24/7 or if you’re in Melbourne we will be popping up in real life at the following markets. Come by for some market-only specials and exclusive market products!

Sunday 1 December – Melbourne Design Market @ Federation Square, Melbourne

The Melbourne Design Market is held twice a year in July and December. Over 10,000 visitors are drawn to its carpark location at Melbourne’s Federation Square, transformed for each occasion into a design show that features the latest in fashion, homewares, furniture, lighting and so much more. Meet the designers, enjoy fine food and coffee, and be part of the Melbourne Design Market’s own style in fostering and promoting design.

  • Sunday 1 December 10am – 5pm, Federation Square carpark


Friday 7 December to Sunday 9 December – The Big Design Market @ Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

The Big Design Market will be the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design over 3 huge days. Find fashion and accessories, homewares and textiles, lifestyle and kids products, stationery and books. A unique shopping event not to be missed!

  • Friday 7 December 10am – 9pm
  • Saturday 8 December 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 9 December 10am – 5pm
  • Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne View google map


Friday 14 December to Saturday 15 December – Sisters’ Market @ QV Square, Melbourne

Sisters’ Market will be holding a twilight market in QV Square is one of Melbourne’s largest public spaces. QV is an urban precinct giving shoppers the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Shop, have a coffee, grab a drink or sit in QV Square and take it all in!

  • Friday 14 December 12pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 15 December 12pm – 7pm
  • QV Square, Level 2 cnr Lonsdale and Swanston St, Melbourne


Melbourne Bike Share En Masse 2012

Friday is the most relaxed day of the work week for most of us, so what better way to celebrate than with a bike ride and free stuff.

In 2011 Andy White aka cycling personality Fyxomatosis gathered together cyclists from all over Melbourne to create a new World Record for the most bike share bikes in one place at the one time.

In 2012 Cheryl Lin from Business Chic and I joined the group in another world record attempt at En Masse. So we didn’t reach a higher number this year but we did grab our free Melbourne Bike Share bike, pedal our way to uber-sustainable cafe Silo by Joost and enjoyed free coffees (Cheryl was very jittery after drinking numerous coffees in the quest to win a Giant Via bike!), a filling egg sandwich and pork sandwich between the two of us, muffin and a chat with Melbourne’s cycling community. 

If you missed En Masse this year then look out for event details in 2013. You can also see more bike goodness from Fyxomatosis at the inaugural Australian Custom Bicycle Show coming up on 1 and 2 December at  167 Gladstone St, South Melbourne.

Red Riding

This cycle chic outfit is a little bit Red Riding Hood, a little bit Snow White.

via Velo Vogue

Vogue Espana and the BMX

We have no idea how the BMX rider is relevant to this fashion editorial – but Vogue is Vogue. Love the Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs outfits.



Floral jumpsuit and platform heels

We love the easy breezy fun of this cycle chic jumpsuit, plus check out those platform sandals!

via Show Me a Bike