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What I Wore: Commuter Jeans from Levi’s

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Over the past few years Levi’s has offered bike friendly clothes for men – from jeans with U-lock storage on the waistband to tops with greater mobility. Hey, Levis! What about the ladies?  Well, they heard us.  Recently, Levi’s launched a similar line of bike friendly apparel for women by offering jeans, shorts, tops and jackets designed for the everyday bike commuter.

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I had the opportunity to try out the new skinny bike friendly jeans this past week. With thoughts of warm, spring rides on my mind, I slipped on the skinny women’s commuter jeans in baby blue.  Right away, I noticed the high waist that was pretty flattering. But I also noticed that the fabric (60% Cotton, 30% Other Fibres, 8% Polyester, 2% Elastane) was a little on the thin side, which made panty lines pretty apparent. The jeans also had deep back pockets that’ll keep your keys or lipstick from slipping out mid-ride.  Overall, the pants had a nicely tailored fit that was flattering on my curvy shape. I rolled up the cuff to expose the reflective seam detail which will come in really handy to increase visibility at night.  Not to mention, I thought that little detail looked pretty cute with my wood Hasbeen sandals during the day.

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Winter Bike Style: Ditch the Black!

Eye-catching colors, especially a variety of them, make an unforgettable outfit. It’s even better when your boldness spills over to your bike. And this time of year is the best to add a splash of color because of our desire to hibernate indoors and curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate is on high. So this week, we’re making a change! We rounded up these 7 street style pictures to prove that with just a pop of color snowy winter days needn’t be dreary when riding your bike.
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#letitsnow2015: 6 winter biking beauties

Although this winter isn’t as snowy as last year polar vortex (we aren’t complaining) but we’re still pretty proud of these biking ladies who look stylish on their bike and not afraid of a little snow. We hope this inspires you to get out today and ride your bike this winter. Use the hashtag #letitsnow2015 on Instagram to share your pictures with Eleanor’s. 900 Block of W Nelson St, Chicago, IL { bike fancy } Winter_biking-4 { bike fancy } (more…)

Paint It Black: 8 Chic Black Bike Accessories

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We’ve found a handful of stylish black biking extras with some major wheel appeal, from adorable bicycle gear including helmets that aren’t hideous to cute fashion finds! Get inspired by our bicycle-chic finds to make sure you and your metal steed can cruise in style this fall. ♥

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♥ Black Stained Peterboro Bike Basket for $45.00 ♥

♥ Black & White Sunnies from Madewell for $124.00 ♥

♥ Black Crocodile Bike Helmet for $185.00 ♥

♥ Heart Mittens from JCrew for $32.00 ♥

♥ Black & White Star Bike Bell for $20.00 ♥

♥ Leather Bike Helmet Bag from Henry Liz for $349.00 ♥

♥ Polka Dot Bike Seat Cover for $23.00 ♥

♥ Bike Squeeze Horn for $20.00 ♥

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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:

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Bike Interview: Mara & Megan of Henry Liz (cool bike totes designers)

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1. Tell us about Henry Liz?
We came to this from an innovation standpoint, from a fashion-first perspective on the whole biking thing. We saw a real problem, for real people in NYC, in SF, in Portland, in Paris — you know urban cyclists who are using their bicycles to go to brunch, to the work meeting, on dates. This helmet tote is all about letting people weave helmets into their lives — Safe marries Style. And keeping these amazing people safe and free.

2. How did you come up with the idea for Henry Liz?
OK, Megan went to DC and was hanging with friends and they were using the DC version of Citibike, and they didn’t have an elegant solution for carrying their bicycle helmets around. And Megan thought about that. And she saw me at a party on the rooftop of our old building on the Bowery. And there was a lot of nostalgia about that roof. Great place, great memories, always amazing ideas spawning left and right on that roof. Anyway, she’s gazing at the New Museum and she tells me about DC. And then suddenly we’re making prototypes in my place in Williamsburg. “Atelier Holmgren.” And we make a million versions, meet Roy (our manufacturer), and voila. (more…)

Cool Music Video: Brooklyn Chamber Pop artist AK

AK Bike Music Video Chamber-pop artist AK just released her music video for the song “Circles” directed by David Formentin and shot by Ray Levé in the Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY. AK sings about aimless post-college summer days spent with a close knit group of friends riding bikes, swimming in lakes, and hiding out on porches during thunderstorms. Anthemic vocal harmonies and upbeat rhythms mimic the sound of bicycle wheels turning as we ride through a long hot summer day. We love the talented’s AK video and just had to share with y’all.

“Circles” by AK from alexandra kalinowski on Vimeo.

Henry Liz: Stylish Bike Helmet Totes

Just came across this super cute company called Henry Liz  which is a “Made in the US” brand, that believes in bringing jobs and manufacturing back to the US.  Yay, go Henry Liz!

Right now Henry Liz has two unique bags: The Unisex Waxed Canvas Bedford Bike Helmet Bag and our Higher Quality Leather Bowery Bike Helmet Bag (which is my personal favorite). These bags answer the question “what do you do with your bike helmet when you are off your bike?” a question a lot of urban bikers ask themselves as they go from place to place, whether that be a meeting, dinner, or hanging with friends.

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So Henry Liz came up with this idea because they noticed that a lot of people weren’t wearing their bike helmets while riding their bike, mostly because they didn’t want to carry their bike helmets around with them off their bike – now they have no excuse!!

Check out and fund their Kickstarter campaign here.

Also, follow Henry Liz’s journey on Instagram too.

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Gifts Worth Giving RoundUP

Bicycles and empowerment is all about communities collaborating to change the way bicycles will change our world. Just before the holidays, we ask that you find out more about the amazing ways you can donate or be part of an organization that empowers communities by bikes. Just to help get you started, we rounded up a few of our teams favorite non profits, charities, and coalitions that need your contribution to making our communities more bike friendly.

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