Posted: 14th September 2012
Come and visit CycleStyle and Roll Up Valet Parking next Friday 21 September 9-4pm on the corner of Gertrude and George Streets Fitzroy and celebrate PARK(ing) Day!
PARK(ing) Dayis an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. In Melbourne, two public car park spaces on busy Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, will be re-purposed and re-imagined to provide a fun recreational space complete with bicycle valet parking.
So give your bike the VIP red carpet treatment, pull up a chair, sip a free coffee on us if you’re one of the first people to arrive, get stuck into a board game, a book or Treadlie magazine (you could even win a subscription!) or just sit back and enjoy the view.
The CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ING) day site has been made possible with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne.
Date: Friday, 21 September, 9am – 4pm
Location: CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ing) Day site, Gertrude St, corner George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Cost: Free (and you may even win some free stuff!)
This week we’re celebrating Dads on bikes!
First up, Monday morning. What a great way to start a day in the office.
via Amsterdam Cycle Chic
Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine rides her machine of choice, a custom-made bike from Bobbin Bicycles.
Apparently Florence likes to ride her bicycle around London to get the creative juices flowing. “”It’s good for me, especially when I’m away on the road. I’m always on planes, in cars, in vans so it’s so nice having that. It also sets free your imagination.” Read more here.
Brisbane’s second Tweed Ride is happening on Sunday 26 August starting at 2pm at Musgrave Park and finishing at Orleigh Park.
Dress up in your finest Tweed, shinest shoes and classiest set of wheels and show Brisbane city how much fun a Sunday afternoon spent riding with your community can be. BYO food and beverages and relax with live music from local Brisbane bands The Good Ship and The Mouldy Lovers.
You can even win prizes!
– Most Dapper Chap
– Most Snappy Lass
– Most Stylish Steed
– Lucky Door Prize
A fantastic outfit of a cycling gentleman in London. Via Barcelona Cycle Chic
There are all different ways to style your bike – from French chic to Californian cool to Melbourne hipster.
The only way to describe this photo by Velo Vogue photographer Kristin Tieche is ‘bad ass’. The bike, the hair, the incredible shoes!
If you’ve ever felt a little unsafe walking home by yourself late at night, we’ve discovered a great scheme in New York City that could easily be replicated anywhere in the world.
Jay Ruiz and his team of volunteers escorts late-night travellers home from the subway safely with the Brooklyn Bike Patrol. It’s a free borough-wide service with 13 volunteers on call seven days a week – they receive a call, jump on their bikes to meet the caller at a subway station, walk the person safely home and wait for the next call.
What a heartwarming good news bike story.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day aims to bring attention to the need for urban open space, to generate debate around how public space is created and allocated and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … until the meter runs out!
In 2011 there were 975 parks in 162 cities, across 35 countries and 6 continents. In recent years, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, held political seminars, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony!
This year’s PARK(ing) Day is on Friday 21 September and we’ve teamed up with Roll Up Valet Parking to present an awesome event in Melbourne. We want to show people that bikes are fun, cheap, convenient, ease congestion, bring businesses more customers and generally play with the concept of ‘parking’ and ‘parks’.
So with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne, we’ll be offering bicycle valet parking in a single car space and we’ll build an adjoining temporary grassy park for everyone to enjoy, cyclist or not.
Stay tuned to the Roll Up locations page and our blog to find out more – and mark Friday 21 September in your diaries!
If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us.
‘Our’ Princess Mary of Denmark and mother of four rides a Danish Nihola cargo bike riding across the palace square outside Amalienborg, where the royals live in Copenhagen. The Crown Prince of Denmark also uses the bike to take the children to school.
This is just too, too awesome.
Sydney Cycle Chic have recently had a style facelift, with much larger photos taken using Instagram. We love their new look and particularly this photo, showing a kind of burst of bike colour we enjoy seeing around our streets.
It’s pretty chilly today and we have soup on our mind.
SoupCycle is a soup subscription service based in Portland, Oregon. They’re unique because they deliver your hot, steaming soup selection (along with rustic bread or a mixed green salad) via bike. The soups are made from organic, locally sourced ingredients – we particularly like the sound of Barbecue Split Pea and Brazilian Black Bean.
So, who’s going to start SoupCycle Australia and bring us some soup?
We’re back for the winter edition of the Melbourne Design Marketwith our friends Jellybean Bikes (www.jellybeanbikes.com.au) this Sunday 27 July 10-5pm.
It’s been one of the chilliest winters we’ve experienced in a while so for these markets we’ll be bringing along some of our fabulous reversible capes, waterproof trenchcoats, reflective gloves and legwarmers and gloves, gloves, gloves!
If you’ve never been to the market you’ll find an ever-inspiring, ever-tempting array of great design stalls, cool grooves, coffee and happy crowds. For more information about the market go to www.melbournedesignmarket.com.au
See you next Sunday 27 July 10-5pm at the Federation Square undercover carpark.
We often like to take photos of cyclist riding against the backdrop of the Melbourne tram. Here’s a Portuguese variation of the same image – a stylish lady cyclist in Lisbon with a bright yellow tram in the background.
via Lisbon Cycle Chic
Love this cyclist’s plaid boots and matching plaid satchel – not to mention her stylish winter cycling ensemble.
via Atlanta Cycle Chic
Some elegant photos from Belgium Cycle Chic who was part of the Ghent Tweed Ride.
In NYC Sephora launched the Big Pink Bow fragrance with Hello Kitty bicycles along with lots of models in pink tulle skits and Hello Kitty herself. Super cute!
This lady rocks primary colours with her bike and her outfit – red, yellow, blue. What’s even cooler is that we’ve spotted her red Kronan bike parked in our neighbourhood before! Now we know the owner is equally stylish.
Despite the pouring rain hundred of Melbourne cyclists gathered on the steps of the Victorian Parliament yesterday to rally the government to bring back the bike budget.
We snapped a couple of riders looking particularly cycle chic in the rain. Looking good Kristy, Erica and Owen!
For more photos check out Bicycle Network’s Flickr stream.
If you haven’t already marked it in your diary, please make the time to attend the Zero-bike budget rally in Melbourne tomorrow morning.
Bicycle Network Victoria has called out to all Victorian bike riders to jam the steps of Parliament to condemn the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to $0.
Yes, you heard right. Absolutely nothing. Desperately needed lanes, signals, intersections and other urgent safety improvements have all been scrapped.
We need safe roads and bike paths for the growing number of cyclists in Victoria and the short-sighted decision is damaging to community health, congestion and public transport overload.
Join us tomorrow morning to send the loudest and clearest possible message to the Baillieu Government that bike funding must be reinstated.
Thursday 21 June 2012