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Bad Ass Awesome

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!

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Brooklyn Bike Patrol

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 in our Park in a Park on PARK(ing) Day – Friday 21 September 2012

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!

Princess Mary of Denmark Rides a Bike

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. 

via Copenhagenize

Sydney Cycle Chic shows some colour

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.

Winter soup delivery by SoupCycle

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?

Melbourne Design Market at Federation Square – Sunday 27 July 2012

We’re back for the winter edition of the Melbourne Design Marketwith our friends Jellybean Bikes ( 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.​

See you next Sunday 27 July 10-5pm at the Federation Square undercover carpark. 

Tram and bike

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

Winter plaid

Love this cyclist’s plaid boots and matching plaid satchel – not to mention her stylish winter cycling ensemble.

via Atlanta Cycle Chic

Ghent Tweed Ride

Some elegant photos from Belgium Cycle Chic who was part of the Ghent Tweed Ride. 

via Johan Martens/Belgium Cycle Chic –

Hello Kitty Bikes

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!



Tandem Tweed Ride

So stylish, so sweet!

via Italian Cycle Chic

Primary colours

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.

VIA:Rapha survey

Stylish Cyclists Bring Back the Bike Budget

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


Zero-bike budget rally in Melbourne tomorrow!

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. 

Victoria Parliament


Thursday 21 June 2012


Purple power

Love the retro purple coat, striped skirt, neat satchel and wild curls. Paired with a white Raleigh bike she’s showing a lot of style!

via Cardiff Cycle Chic

Look Before Opening – Get your free stickers

Look Before Opening is a new bicycle initiative that is hoping to reduce the incidents of ‘dooring’ ie a cyclist who gets hit by a person opening a car door without looking first.
Cars and bicycles need to co-exist and Look Before Opening aims to change the habits of drivers who simply forget to look before opening their doors. So they are providing free stickers to put on the inside of car doors to serve as a visual aid to look before opening. 
Grab your stickers now (Australia only) If you want more than 50 (maybe you own a taxi fleet or white van service??)  call them on +61 (03) 9005 0055 to organise stickers for you. 

Dashing Gent

Love this photo of a Dashing Gent with his fixie.

via Atlanta Bicycle Chic

Mr CycleStyle – Collins Street Melbourne

We couldn’t have dressed him better if we’d recruited him as a CycleStyle model. 

We spotted Ant rocking some serious cycle chic as he cruised down Collins Street on his black Papillionaire Classic bike.

He’s wearing lots of gear that’s available from CycleStyle – the Tie Dye Peace Nutcase Helmet, the Banjo Brothers Medium Commuter Waterproof Backpack and in turns out the Wet and Wendy black mens raincoat that he bought from us!

We also like his cuffed trousers and canvas lace-ups for casual yet practical biking style.  

CycleStyle AW12 Photoshoot – behind the scenes at Southbank

Our models and their bikes caused quite a stir at Melbourne’s Southbank when they turned up looking so cycle chic and glamorous.

Here are some behind the scenes images from our photoshoot.

Photographer Johannes Wosilat  
Assistant Giulia Capuana
Stylist Elaine Marshall  
MakeUp & Hair Nadja Mott  
Models Davide Tucci  and Monica Foley from London MGT Group
Bikes Lekker Bike and Toyko Bike from Humble Vintage 

Clothing and accessories Kings of Carnaby and CycleStyle