Yes, we know it’s a bit early to start thinking about Halloween, but we can’t help ourselves because we are going to a cool Downtown Halloween party on October 29, that includes a pedestrian and bicycle parade around the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood, a party in the park, music, a pie contest, food trucks and more. Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse to shop for a costume on Ebay and Etsy.
So here’s an idea for any ladies who will be arriving by bicycle. What if we all try to replicate these gorgeous vintage bicycle posters?
This is an open ‘casting’ call for all our Charleston Cycle Chic-sters to be in an upcoming Cycle Chic fashion show as part of a big fun party called The Bike Brew Haha. We are seeking 20 participants – men and women, young and old with great bikes and a lively spirit. Here are the details:
What: The Bike Brew Haha – a party to celebrate the progress we’ve made toward a more bike-friendly Charleston. There will be music, beer, our local food trucks, bike polo, a bicycle fashion show, a spectacular view and more…
Where: The Maritime Center in Downtown Charleston
When: September 8, 2011 6PM-9:30PM
How: To apply to be a part of the fashion show, take a photo of you, your bike and the outfit you would wear and submit it to email@example.com before August 27. Ladies – we encourage you to look lovely, and men – how about being dapper? But most of all be yourselves. This fashion show is all about the bike so make your ride look great and feel free to accessorize. We prefer bikes from local bicycle shops since we try to support our local businesses.
Your time commitment is minimal since all you have to do is respond to a few emails, then show up (on your bikes) to the party at 5PM for a dress rehearsal and stay on to have fun! In return, you’ll get one drink ticket, a free Charleston Moves t-shirt and some great photos of you.
Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your Full Name
- Contact Email and Phone
- Bicycle type and where purchased. For example, a Biria Bike from Affordabike.
- A color photo of you on your bike.
Yes, we are loving this hunny bunny. PUBLIC is a soon-to-launch urban bicycle and gear company, based in San Francisco’s SoMa district. They contacted us to let everyone know about a contest they have going on to win a bike – so why not give it a whirl!?? Entrants must answer the question, “In your own words, if we came to your hometown for a one-hour bike ride, where would you take us and what would we do?”
Check out these gorgeous town bikes and the contest here.
If you recall, way back in May, I wrote a post about Jeff Mapes book “Pedaling Revolution”, because he believes women will lead the way in changing the country’s attitude toward bicycling. Here’s an excerpt…
“As Mapes points out, when more women begin riding, that will signal a big change in attitude, which will prompt further changes in the direction of safety and elegance. I can ride till my legs are sore and it won’t make riding any cooler, but when attractive women are seen sitting upright going about their city business on bikes day and night, the crowds will surely follow…. ” Read the rest of this entry »
KULTURE KLASH ARTS FESTIVAL
November 7th, 2009
1635 Cosgrove Avenue
North Charleston, SC
In The Navy Yard at Noisette
Now that the Pecha Kucha location has been revealed (The Music Farm!) I can reveal our ride route and meetup location for our October 21st Ride to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston
Start: Marion Square @5:45PM
Meetup: Chai’s @ around 6:30PM
Pecha Kucha: 7:15 @ The Music Farm (we’ll be locking our bikes here before we go to Chai’s)
Yes that’s right all you lovely people with bikes – our next Cycle Chic Ride is going to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston on October 21st! Why? Because we love what they do and what they represent and man, this next line-up is a doozy not to be missed. It’s all about creativity, inspiration, entrepreneurship and having a bit of fun fun fun. So let’s go ride our bikes! It’s easier than looking for parking…. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes it’s been several months since we had a fun Cycle Chic ride. The only good excuse was the heat. Pavement-melting, sweltering, Lowcountry heat. But it’s officially fall ya’ll and while those of you in Maine wouldn’t consider 80 degrees cool – for us, it is delightful.
So stay tuned for details about the next ride. All I can tell you now is that it will be after work on October 21st! So get your beautiful bikes polished up and ready to ride.
….it’s fun to think about now so I am going to ask! Charleston Cycle Chic is going to be submitting an application in the next few weeks for us to participate in Charleston’s King Street Holiday Parade on December 6th, 2009. We thought it would be oh-so-fun and festive to have Cycle Chic ride our beautiful bikes and ring ring ring our jingle bells to welcome the holiday season.
But. We need a theme. Something with elegance, class, fun, and movement….
Submit your ideas here and I’ll post them for the world to see.
P.S. Yes, Cycle Chic has taken a Hot Weather Hiatus in this steamy month of August – but get your bikes shined up for the next ride at the end of September!
Ladies, now I know that most of you aren’t camera shy, and furthermore, I know that there are zillions of you out there who love to ride pretty on your fabulous bikes. So take a moment to send in the chicest photo you have of yourself, enter the TopShop Chictopia contest and win a bike!
What you say? You already have a bike?
Well – you know how I feel about that. Bikes are the new handbags. It’s fun to have one for every mode and moda. The other option if you win, would be to donate your bike to someone in need of Cycle Chic transport. Wouldn’t you like to be responsible for introducing another person to the lovely biking lifestyle?
All you have to do is create a Chictopia profile and then upload your photo with your bike to the profile page and enter the contest before July 17. Each week five winners will be selected – 4 will be selected by Chictopia users and 1 will be selected by TopShop. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!