This vegan bicycle tote is perfectly practical for carrying everyday items, a small computer or tablet, or a yoga mat, without looking too utilitarian. We love how spacious it is and how easily it mounts on your bike’s rear rack. Take it for a spin, we’re sure you’ll agree. Why we love at Eleanor’s: It offers versatility with a heavy dose of fun.
Photo by Dmitry Gudkov
Q: What is Recycle a Bicycle? What is your role at RAB?
A: Recycle A Bicycle is a non-profit organization that utilizes the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth of New York City.
My official title at RAB is Director of Retail Operations. I am the shop manager of our Dumbo location and my daily role includes many jobs. I typically can be found working on repairs, helping customers, doing ordering of inventory for the shop, and scheduling employees.
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We think we know a good thing when we see it. Now that spring is on its way, and summer not far behind it, it’s time to get back in the saddle. We‘ll be hitting the streets, too, to scout out cute bikes and share them with the world.
We’re giving you one more reason to be excited about the arrival of spring: Starting this weekend, we’ll have a pop-up shop at one of our favorite destinations, Brooklyn Flea. Every Saturday in Fort Greene and every Sunday in Williamsburg until Winter 2013, we’ll be there—and we’d love to see you. Stop by and chat, check out our newest products, grab a bite (the Flea’s array of eating options is amazing), and give Birdie, our store dog, a pat. Spring can’t come fast enough!
APRIL POP UP SHOP CALENDAR
Fort Greene: Saturdays-April 6, April 20, April 27
Williamsburg: Sundays-April 7, April 21, April 28
We can’t get over this look. Eye-catching colors, especially a variety of them, make an unforgettable outfit. It’s even better when your boldness spills over to your bike.
Photo Credit: Charikichi
Add some punch to your bike with some of our favorite bright bike accessories, like this handlebar bag from Mercy & Ruth or a pair of Riyoko Urban Bikewear’s Cropped Lace Cycling Tights.
Photo Courtesy of Electra Bike
So it’s spring, but we’re still awaiting warmer climes. Today we’re daydreaming about biking through a tropical landscape à la Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love.
This is a pretty cute bike, don’t you think? Get yourself this red pair of wheels, replete with bike basket, for just $120.
The new bike to work line from Iva Jean are ready to ship, just in time for spring. We love these pieces because they’re more than just handsome biking clothes: they’re stylish basics that pair well with what’s already in your closet whether you’re going to work or out on the town.
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1. Why did you want to start Simply Bike Blog?
I was so inspired by bike blogs written by other commuter cyclists when I started riding that I wanted to add to the conversation. I felt like there weren’t a lot of women voices out there and wanted to contribute come rain or snow. As my life changed (becoming pregnant, having a baby), I kept writing because there was always something new to report about: cycling while pregnant, getting back on the bike after having a baby, incorporating biking with a child into our family’s routine, etc. And I’ve benefited tremendously from the community found through blogging and the help and advice offered by readers and other bike bloggers.Continue Reading
I was lucky enough to be among the hoards of music and film aficionados who flocked to Austin for South By South West this year. Alright, so I didn’t have a badge. I didn’t get to see Prince and JT. I didn’t eat nearly enough food from trucks. That isn’t to say I didn’t come away with some new fave films, some great bands to check out, and the start of an excellent loafer tan.
Above all, however, I got to check out Austin’s booming bike culture. As a first-timer to both the city and the festival, I relied heavily on the friend with whom I was staying to provide valuable insight (and rides) into the city. A lot of Austinites depend on cars to get around, and I can see why: the bus system is pretty far-reaching but runs infrequently, and there’s hardly a rail system to speak of. What’s more, I had a hard time finding cabbies who would even pull over before refusing my fare (for shame, I know).
So where does that leave Austinites on the go? Apparently on their bikes. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve already seen some of the sweet cycles I spotted during the festival. The following is a photographic review of some of the cycles I spotted during my time in the Southwest.
Found this pastel fixie outside the Austin Convention Center, which served as festival HQ.
This week, Eleanor’s NYC is turning one. Our stylish bike-accessory shop for ladies was founded by fashion industry alum Alison Lucien with the help of her husband, dog/store mascot Birdie—and all of YOU, of course!
As we continue to scout out the cutest accoutrements and bike wear (no spandex shorts EVER!) and expand our offerings, we want to thank our loyal customers. We’re offering 15% off all online orders (ending April 8)—just use promo code “anniversary.”
It’s just about that time, folks. As the mercury inches slowly up, we’re ready to drop trou and break out the skirts. But, if you’re a lady cyclist, you know that’s sometimes easier said than done. So what do you do if you get around by bike and don’t want forgo great skirted looks for fear of immodesty or inconvenience? We’ve been there. So we put together three tips to help you look chic (and stay comfortable) when you cycle in a skirt.Photo Credit: Vogue
1. Wear a flowing skirt: Avoiding tight-fitting skirts is key. While we’re not saying it can’t be done, it’s much easier to avoid an unintentional peepshow if you’ve got a bit more fabric to work with. Pencil skirts and sleek dresses not only tend to ride up and make you feel a bit more, shall we say, exposed, but the tension on the garment as you pedal might wrinkle your outfit and give you a disheveled look once you arrive at your destination.