My friend Yvette just got herself a fashion bike for her birthday! It’s pink with white tyres and a pretty basket – the perfect friend for my fashion bike so we’re planning a chic ride so our bikes can meet and be friends!
The folks at WheretoRide gave me a handy little book full of fun rides around Sydney (thanks guys!) so I’ve been reading up on some options:
- Manly, North Steyne: it’s about 2.6km ride that is relatively flat (yay! my bike only has 3 gears!) and let’s be honest, we’ll be checking the Manly fashion out more than riding anyway so it’s a realistic option.
- Balmoral Beach: a whopping 600m. Phew! I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
- The Domain: can’t really beat that view but we won’t actually be allowed to ride through the Botanical Gardens (we’d have to walk our bikes through there).
- Centennial Park: a short but pretty ride with ducks to watch and horses to race!
- Glebe: maybe the Blackwattle Bay ride around Glebe Point or the Wentworth Park ride (probably not very exciting?).
Where do you think we should take our fashion bikes for a spin?
Just found out there will be a bicycle made out of bicycles (yes, you read that correctly!) in Martin Place, Sydney over the next month.
The Bike Bike is part of Art and About, a Sydney-centric celebration of creativity that is designed to make us contemplate our environment and sustainable modes of transport in Sydney. At the very least, the installation represents how cycling is a growing trend that is no longer for men in lycra … it is now increasingly popular with Sydney’s chic.
Helmets off to installation artist, Alastair Nicol, for his clever work – I can’t wait to check it out.
Have you seen the giant bike bike? Did it get you thinking about sustainability and alternative modes of transport?
Thanks to Sydney Cycle Chic for the beautiful photo
Last Saturday I joined Sydney Cycle Chic for a super stylish ride through hipster-ville aka Surry Hills. It was more of a social event than exercise (no complaints from me though!) with about 30 fashionistas with fashion bikes.
Other cycle chic kids have already written great blog posts so rather than compete with theirs, I’ll just bundle them altogether for you to read, comment on and get jealous of all the cool bike pics
And if you haven’t had enough yet, check out the Surry Hills Cycle Chic Flickr photos!