Photo of the week: Casual

Photo of the week: CasualCasual [noun]: 1. Dress or footwear for everyday, non-formal use. 2. A person who does something now and then. [adjective] 1. Relaxed and unbothered. 2. Informal in style. 2. By chance, as in an unplanned meeting. When you bump into the Mayor at a festival in the park, and he admires your basket bikes and summer frocks/ …
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Project Glow Wear – a contest for bright designers

Project Glow Wear – a contest for bright designersAfter dark, and especially in winter it’s so important to be visible on our bikes – and that means not just hi-vis, but reflective gear. But – can we be honest? – a lot of the reflective gear out there, while incredibly useful, is also pretty utilitarian. Can’t we be seen well AND look good? That’s the …
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No sweat – how to keep your cool when biking in the heat

No sweat - how to keep your cool when biking in the heat[REPOST] We all know biking is totally hot right now, and cyclists are total hotties in general. But there comes a time of year when this is a literal condition as well as a metaphorical one. For some reason, Aucklanders always want to know how to ride in the rain, and we’re happy to share …
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How to go Friding – and a Friding challenge!

How to go Friding - and a Friding challenge!Friding is one of those ideas that strikes you with the force of a revelation: Riding. On a Friday. “The best day, the best way.” Couldn’t be simpler. It’s not formal, it’s not planned, it’s just giving people permission. Once a week, take your bike. And yet, as its inventors Nick McFarlane and Greg Wood say …
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Lost in Paris… the best way, by bike

Lost in Paris... the best way, by bikeGetting lost in a strange big city is a great way to get under its skin. Getting lost on a bicycle in greater Paris turned out to be exhausting, but merveilleux! Kirsten Shouler reports on her recent adventures in the City of Light and Vélos:  Kim and I had been riding in the south of France, climbing …
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From granny bikes to gorgeous kit: meet Sophie Poelman

Sophie Poelman is a New Zealand born designer and cyclist who grew up on Waiheke Island, and recently launched a performance cycling apparel brand, The Rituel, on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter (get in quick, it finishes tonight!). Here’s her story: Six months ago, I moved back to Auckland from Europe, where I spent six years living in the cycle-heaven of …
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A Mother’s Day ramble, and a glimpse of the future

A Mother's Day ramble, and a glimpse of the futureThey say there are two kinds of people in the world: mothers, and their children. Frocks on Bikes will take any excuse for a social ride at a leisurely pace, and Mother’s Day provided the perfect excuse.  On Sunday morning, a lovely bunch of people – some of them mothers, all of them children, from Pt Chev …
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Keep Summer Rolling Along – Frocks on Bikes Ride, Sunday March 22

Keep Summer Rolling Along - Frocks on Bikes Ride, Sunday March 22Hey, gals! Keep summer rolling with a Frocks on Bikes ride this Sunday, March 22nd — a group cruise from Devonport all the way up to Milford for a ladies’ lunch at Little King Café. There’s a summery prize for the most seaside outfit! And BYO togs for optional swim. Here’s the plan: catch the 11 a.m. ferry …
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Rave on – tonight’s the night!

Rave on - tonight's the night!A quick reminder about tonight’s inaugural Bike Rave — a magical musical tour all the way to Wynyard Quarter with a final flourish along the shiny new Westhaven boardwalk. With over 200 people signed up already, it promises to be absolutely brilliant. So: light up your bike, put your dancing pants on, and meet at the Mission Bay Reserve by 9pm, …
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BeSpoke and Being Seen

A huge thank you to everyone who came down to BeSpoke the weekend before last and made the event such a success.  What a fantastic afternoon in the sun:  amazing NZ talent, fabulous displays from all the designers and market exhibitors.  Dalston & Starfish made winter 2013 look so good – it was like a …
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BeSpoke – Cycle Style in Silo Park

Sunday 10 March, 12-6pm, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter Cycle Style was born in the streets, markets, and parks we love and ride everyday. So how better to celebrate it than with a full market of local designers and bicycles, fashion shows, street food, music and more in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront. We have an …
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