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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chic all over town

gent chic

Chic gent on Bank Street.

Wellington Village chic

red helmet

I wasn't happy with the pic above when I took it in May. Slightly out of focus and there is that, umm, helmet thing. But things change and so do cyclists. As you can see below, the helmet is gone now...the MUP is a pretty safe place to cycle after all.

blue coveralls

Bike: Multi cycle

Monday, June 27, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Not quick enough

Chic cyclists can cycle by at any time and you need to be ready. Sometimes they're too fast for me. I was enjoying a coffee at a cafe on Bank Street...close, but not fast enough.

too fast

I was walking to meet my own chic cyclist after work when this stylist went by...shutter speed not quite fast enough! But we'll keep trying.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

University chic

There's an s-shaped ramp at the University of Ottawa near the lights that cross Colonel By Drive. Here you can see a number of cyclists ascending and descending the ramp while avoiding pedestrians. I saw as many as a dozen at one time. There were moments when it seemed almost choreographed!


Bike:Kundstadt Sports

graceful dismount

The graceful dismount

Blue dress bike

More blues

black cruiser

Black cruiser

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Putting it all together

Putting it all together 2

That white on the rear fender usually signifies a Raleigh bicycle but I am open to a correction.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ottawa cycling styles

Corktown bridge view

Perhaps they are discusssing helmet use?

4 cyclists

Ottawa cycling styles...colourful!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's official!

Ottawa Cycle Chic is officially part of the cycle chic world and we now have a new red and white logo (no doubt inspired by our red and white Bixis). So it seems only fitting to include a couple of pictures of the creator of the original Copenhagen Cycle Chic Blog, Mikael Colville-Andersen, who was in town last week to give a talk.

M Colville-Andersen

Mikael Colville-Andersen
Bike: Skeppshult


Mikael showing how it's done. Note the very relaxed style!

Some more fellows

stand on it

Gent on a very nice Opus bike

gent 2

No need to change for the ride home

Cycle chic 13

Proper cycling attire