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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Around town

colourful bike gang

This type of get together doesn't really work in cars.

late day light 2

I love late afternoon fall light!

Suit and Electra

Business gent speeding past one of Ottawa's giant Crack Willow trees.

view from CT bridge

Vintage bike

Monday, September 26, 2011

Along the terrace

The new terrace across from the Ottawa Congress Centre is a great place to sit with a coffee and watch the world (and chic cyclists) go by.

terrace 4

Bike: Bixi

terrace 3

terrace 6

terrace 2

Monday, September 19, 2011

Florentine Cycle Chic

Ottawa Cycle Chic contributor Marie caught these two chic cyclists in Florence recently. You didn't think this could be Ottawa now did you?

Florentine chic

Florentine chic II

Chic cyclists by the Fountain of Neptune at the Palazzo Vecchio

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cool weather chic

Corktown footy 51

Chic and athletic!
Bike: Vincente

Maroon scarf

If the cooler weather means scarves then bring on the cool weather!

figure eight

It only looks like a near collision...Free Spirit meets CCM.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Footbridge fun

townie pink

A very coloourful townie.
Bike: Electra Townie

Corktown footy 53

These vintage Raleigh bikes are being seen everywhere now. This one is a beauty.

Bike: Raleigh

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bike share mystery

3 bixis

Friends enjoying Capitale Bixi

Capitals bix

What is a bikeshare bike from Arlington Virginia doing in the city of Ottawa? This little mystery started about a month ago when an Ottawa Bixi was spotted in Montreal. Shortly thereafter I spotted a Bixi from Melbourne in the market area. This was followed by both Toronto and Montreal Bixi sightings here in the downtown. So, what is that all about? Well, it turns out as part of the promotion for the Bixi world bikeshare program, they are placing bikes all over the world to show the international flavour of the Bixi system. I think it's rather fun!

Quick update...this afternoon I spotted a Barklay's bike from London!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First cool days

jacket days

30 degree celcius days followed by a coolish 17 had the jackets and scarves out. Hopefully more warm days still to come.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it isn't

Ottawa u

Stationary cyclists make for easy photo ops.

One that got away

I had my back turned on a busy bridge and only got the "going away" shot.