July 26, 2010

Pedal Movement - Bicycle H.U.B

Due to the increased participation of lovely new cities in Cycle Chic Sundays - our local OC/Long Beach gals have been pretty busy getting things sorted.  The growth is good - but very time consuming!!

Luckily we were able to take some 'we' time and check out the Cycles of Sounds party over at Pedal Movement - Bicycle H.U.B . 

I was not surprised to see that a majority of the party goers arrive by bike.The bike community in Long Beach is very diverse and comprised of a healthy mix of young , old , male and female. This in turn makes for a wide variety of bicycles and fashions.

The workshop portion of the shop is a really fantastic old house. There are two 'cost free' rooms that provide limited services and community information. As you walk towards the right of the house you reach the service dept. It's all DIY - and they charge a flat rate [$5 / hr]. The garage is well equip with all the tools and parts needed to fix up your whip and the guys working there are awesome!
After we got the tour we headed back out to the party where we watched some live painting , listened to some remarkable DJ sets , and  noshed on homemade Vietnamese spring rolls.

If you are in the Long Beach area be sure to stop by and check them out. You can learn more about the Pedal Movement - Bicycle HUB at their website http://pedalmovement.ning.com . Also, friend em on facebook to keep in the loop for future events.

And be sure to check back later this week for updates on the latest and greatest of Cycle Chic Sundays! 

July 19, 2010

Cycle Chic Sundays Jacksonville!

{images courtesy of Cycle Chic Jacksonville on flickr}

We knew it was just a matter of time before the 'right' coasters got in on the Cycle Chic Sunday fun! From the looks of things our friends down in Florida had lots of FUN & lots of SUN! Ride leader [and bike shop gal] Miss Katie had a fantastic interview on bikejax.org all about how she got involved in the wonderful world of bikes.

To read more details about their ride and about Cycling Chic in Jacksonville, Fla head on over Cycle Chic Jacksonville.  

We are thrilled to have you all on board and can't wait to see more deliciously tropical and summery images from Jacksonville, Fla!

P.S. just saw this lovely image and had to add it to the bunch!

July 16, 2010

Cycle Chic Sunday Long Beach!

The Lovely Sisters Sao & friends had an adventure laden Cycle Chic ride along the LA River.

Take a spin on over to Amara's newly redesigned blog , Beanzle Tree , to see more pictures and read all about their adventure. If you are reading this from Long Beach area drop her a line and come along for the next Cycle Chic Sunday Long Beach!

July 14, 2010

Cycle Chic Sunday Sydney & Santa Barbara!

Sunday July 11 was one chic party with dual Cycle Chic Sunday rides!

Miss Saskia and gang met again down in Sydney, Australia. You can read all about the ride and see more beautiful pictures over at Saskia's blog - A Spirit of Place.
The lovely ladies of Sydney are looking for more cyclists to join in on their rides. If you or someone you know are interested head on over to Cycle Chic Sundays on Facebook! We'll keep you all in the loop!

Cycle Chic Sundays Santa Barbara!

Meanwhile back in sunny California Christa, of Bike By the Sea , organized a smashing group ride around downtown Santa Barbara. To read more about the Cycle Chic Sunday Santa Barbara ride , head on over to Bike by the Sea.

As always, there are more chic cycling pictures on our flickr for you to drool over. If you have some to add to the group please do! The more the merrier!

July 12, 2010

¡Viva España!



A most exuberant display of Spanish pride rolled past me on State Street yesterday.
I know it's not cycle chic - but it was beautiful and authentic
¡Viva España!

July 6, 2010

A Cycle Chic 4th of July!


What luck that the 4th would fall on a Sunday this year. Not only did most of us 9-5ers get an extra day off  - it was , by default, one deliciously Californian Cycle Chic Sunday!


Now I know this scene is de riguer in many cities .. but to see such a brilliant and robust display of bikes in my home town is something reserved for 3-day weekends and summer holidays.I must take time to revel in it!


It was neat to see how most of the gals coordinated their outfits with their bikes!
I wish I would have snapped a picture of the purple sequins tricycle - driven by a woman in a purple sequined dress - carrying a big black dog with a purple sequined collar. 



We spent a majority of the day lounging on the grass at our friends BBQ. I think everyone at the party arrived by bike - even the parents.

One of my girlfriends even showed up in a patriotic blue mini dress and lovely matching espadrilles - she just so happened to ride up on the white bike with the colorful stripes and blue rims!

I hope all my fellow Yankees out there had a fun and bike filled fourth!
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