7 Bike Friendly Orchards for Apple Picking



The first day of Fall has come and gone, which means it’s time to take the chunky sweaters out of storage and indulge in some amazing autumn activities. And at the top of that list is apple picking in upstate New York with a bike in tow. So we rounded up 7 pick your own apple orchards across the US.


1. Bear Swamp Orchard in Massachusetts. They have a beautiful place at the top of the hills in the Berkshires of western Mass, with views that reach out to Vermont and New Hampshire.  Relax, bring a picnic, and enjoy the breath-taking views by bike.

2. LoveApple Farm in New York. They have delicious apple cider donuts, a variety of pies, cookies, and breads, all made from scratch and of course pick your own apples. (more…)

5 Fall Fashion Tights for Stylish Biking

Fashion_Tights_Bikes { the sartorialist }

Dropping temperatures call for some additional coverage for our gams during our bikes. We are totally crushing over this years fashion tight trends that not only provide warmth, coverage and some serious style factor. We rounded up 5 adorable pairs that are definitely not the same old but your new go-to fall friends.

1.  Lacey Polka Dot Mix Tights for $14 from Urban Outfitters Polka_Dot_Tights (more…)

Six Sweaters for September Bike Rides Under $100


We are slowly starting to feel the chill in air on our morning and evening bike commutes. We are not ready to bring out our jackets and coats just yet but a pullover or cardigan sweater are prefect for September bike rides. Here are size sweaters we are crushing over this season:

1. Wool sweater with lace detail from JCrew for $98.00-This cozy layer has an easy silhouette (looks like a sweater, wears like a sweatshirt) and gets a heavy dose of feminine charm thanks to the needle punched lace. The extra room in the silhouette is easy to move in while you ride your bike.

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Bike Interview with Style Blogger Joua


{ Gina Her Photography }

1. Tell us about your blog “Joua To The Rescue
I started my personal style blog in 2010 after being inspired by renowned fashion bloggers Chriselle Lim of “The Chriselle Factor” and Aimee Song of “Song of Style”. However, I stopped managing my blog between 2011 and early 2014 when my business partner Parker XL and I were on a mission to successfully run the first online fashion and entertainment magazine in Minnesota… something that would be unique from mainstream Minnesota fashion and entertainment. After having left my job there in April 2014, I realized that virtually every time I made a post on the blog, it was because I was bored. My boredom led me to pick up my blog again and hence the name, “Joua to the Rescue”.
My personal style blog is my form of entertainment by “rescuing” my boring days and those who just needs a quirky and lovely encouragement for the day. On “Joua To The Rescue” blog you’ll find my generally classy and sassy personal style, me playing with a random item sometimes such as a grapefruit, along with some fashion tips. For example, right now I am working on a “Budget-nista” collaboration that features an outfit that’s less than $100 from diverse well styled fashion bloggers who generally shop on a budget. I am content that I returned to blogging because it’s my outlet to connect with my passion for fashion, and friends and family with similar interest! (more…)

DIY Milk Maid Braids For Bike Helmet-Friendly Hair


Even though we’re on the fall foliage and apple picking side of Labor Day weekend, this recent heatwave hitting the East coast and much of the country reminded us at Eleanor’s that we shouldn’t say goodbye to our great summer riding tips just yet.  One style trend that we love is donning milk maid braids on these sweltering days to keep cool and breezy.  We found this simple and chic DIY from our friends at Sassy Sparrow. It’s a great hairstyle no matter what your transportation choice, but it excels when it comes time to throw on your Belle helmet.  Stylish, cooling and helmet-head resilient.  Who could ask for a better hairstyle in these dog days of…fall?

DIY_Milk_Maid_Braids { Image Courtesy of Sassy Sparrow }


Bike Interview with Accessories Designer Silke Jacobs

Silke Jacobs

1. Tell us about bySilkeJacobs?

The idea for my namesake line of bags and accessories came about 3 years ago when I started sewing again to make fun and practical bags for myself and friends. After a few months of experimenting and creating my own designs, I realized how much I enjoyed the process and decided to open up an Etsy shop. As the orders kept coming in, I expanded my brand, collection, and customer base. My current collection includes a wide variety of accessories ranging from coin purses and pencil pouches to shoulder bags and totes.


11 Must See Creative Bike Parking

Bike parking can be a bore, finding bike parking can be work too, but creative minds like David Brynes are collaborating with cities to make storing your precious steed a little more fun and easy. We’ve gone around the web and our neighborhood to check out the latest creations of fun bike racks to get you excited to find the next destination to park.

Here are 11 creative and unique bike parking that we love:


Photo Courtesy of Dandy Horse Magazine worldbikeparking

Photo Courtesy of Bike Portland yarnbombbikerack (more…)

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