Cycling as transport. No special clothes needed. No fancy gear. Just people and bikes dressed for the destination.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Capital chic!

What better time to launch Ottawa Cycle Chic than the May holiday long weekend. Glorious weather and bicycles everywhere! In addition, we launched Capitale Bixi this past week and the bike-share plan is off to a great start with red and white Bixis spotted all over the streets and pathways.


Lovely lady on a Skeppshult Natur

I first noticed the cycle chic style in Ottawa during the summer of 2009, but it wasn't until last summer that chic cyclists were seen more often. This summer it has really taken off. Upright bikes have obviously found their way out of cellars and garages and maybe a mountain bike or two has been parked. I've seen Pashleys, Multicycles and Adriaticas popping up along the canal pathways and on our city streets. No longer a head-turning occasion but now part of the everyday scene in it should be.

Cycle chic 15

Gent on a Pashley

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