First Annual “Glow Ride”, Benefiting Darkness to Light – April 27 8:30PM

We found this in our inbox and felt it worthy of posting here!  Ride for a great cause on April 27 – in Darkness to Light’s first Glow Ride.

Hi Friends, Family, Acquaintances, Cyclists, Triathletes, and Bike Advocates!!!

Dust off your bicycle, grab some glow lights, and take spin around the town in the dark! This is free and fun for all ages. Please see flyer or email below for further information! Feel free to forward this event email to others.

WHEN: Friday, April 27th, Meet at 8:30 – Ride from 9:00-9:30

WHERE : The fountain at Marion Square, After party at Leaf at 9:30

WHY: To celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month,

Darkness to Light is hosting Charleston’s first Glow Ride!

We’re calling all Charleston cyclists to deck out their bikes with the brightest, most vivid, neon lights they own to light up the dark against child abuse. Just think of the tackiest Christmas lights you’ve ever seen, but bike style. Affordabike will be donating a prize to the “most pimped out ride.”

Leaf will be hosting an after party at 9:30 featuring 44 North Huckleberry

Vodka and lemonade specials for all of the participants. The ride and the after party will be free, but donations are recommended.

For more information call: (843)965-5444 or visit D2L.org

 


Halloween Idea for Charleston Cycle Chic-sters

Yes, we know it’s a bit early to start thinking about Halloween, but we can’t help ourselves because we are going to a cool Downtown Halloween party on October 29, that includes a pedestrian and bicycle parade around the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood, a party in the park, music, a pie contest, food trucks and more.  Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse to shop for a costume on Ebay and Etsy.

So here’s an idea for any ladies who will be arriving by bicycle.  What if we all try to replicate these gorgeous vintage bicycle posters?

Hands off ladies...red chiffon dress here we come.

Does anyone dare?


Charleston Cycle Chic Fashion Show at the Bicycle BrewHaha (Photos)

Last night we had our very first Charleston Cycle Chic fashion show at the Bicycle Brewhaha – celebrating progress we’ve made toward making Charleston more bike-friendly.  Hundreds of people showed up on a beautiful Charleston night as the sun set over the Harbor and a breeze blew off the water.  We imbibed, we ate, we danced, we played, we bike-poloed and we rode the runway.

In Charleston, Cycle Chic is not only about pretty people on pretty bikes, it’s about being joyful, exuberant YOU on two wheels.  So here some photos from our event last night (and we are kicking ourselves for not doing a video!)  Thanks to all our amazing participants! The song in this slideshow is one we discovered in creating a soundtrack for the show.  Kudos out to Coco Love Alcorn for her fun and cheeky song “I Got a Bicycle”.

 

 

Check out The Digitel’s flickr page for more event photos.

 


Calling all Charleston Cycle Chic-sters! Be a star in our Cycle Chic fashion show on Sept 8.

This is an open ‘casting’ call for all our Charleston Cycle Chic-sters to be in an upcoming Cycle Chic fashion show as part of a big fun party called The Bike Brew Haha. We are seeking 20 participants – men and women, young and old with great bikes and a lively spirit. Here are the details:

What:  The Bike Brew Haha – a party to celebrate the progress we’ve made toward a more bike-friendly Charleston. There will be music, beer, our local food trucks, bike polo, a bicycle fashion show, a spectacular view and more…

Where:  The Maritime Center in Downtown Charleston

When:  September 8, 2011 6PM-9:30PM

How:  To apply to be a part of the fashion show, take a photo of you, your bike and the outfit you would wear and submit it to chscyclechic@gmail.com before August 27. Ladies – we encourage you to look lovely, and men – how about being dapper? But most of all be yourselves. This fashion show is all about the bike so make your ride look great and feel free to accessorize. We prefer bikes from local bicycle shops since we try to support our local businesses.

Your time commitment is minimal since all you have to do is respond to a few emails, then show up (on your bikes) to the party at 5PM for a dress rehearsal and stay on to have fun! In return, you’ll get one drink ticket, a free Charleston Moves t-shirt and some great photos of you.

Send the following to chscyclechic@gmail.com

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Contact Email and Phone
  3. Bicycle type and where purchased. For example, a Biria Bike from Affordabike.
  4. A color photo of you on your bike.
We’ll let you know who is selected on August 29.  Please know that if you are not selected it is because we only have 20 spots.  We hope you’ll come to the party anyway and cheer on your fellow Cycle-Chic-sters!
And just for fun – here’s a review of the Original Cycle Chic Manifesto from Copenhagen Cycle Chic.


High Heels and Two Wheels – right here in Charleston

It’s embarrassing to admit that we didn’t know about this blog until today.  We know the person, have met her several times, follow her on Twitter, even saw her loading up her bike at the grocery store the other day.

But had not read her blog.  Shame shame.

So here’s a shout out to a brave and beautiful woman, who gave up her car in favor of the bike, who rides with style and grace, and is pretty funny too.  Read her blog now.  High Heels and Two Wheels.

Erin, will you be our new mascot?  Pretty please?

Here’s a pic of her courtesy of MNN


Girls on Bikes – Gorgeous Video by Phillip Lim

We came across this homage to girls on bikes courtesy of Copenhagen Cycle Chic.  It’s impossible to look this breezy in a car.  Watch and enjoy!


Charleston Springtime Cool

The men are just killin’ it lately in the Charleston Cycle Chic-dom.  Check out Mr. Gidick in this photo provided by Hunter McRae on a bicycle provided by our very own Affordabike.  It’s the perfect combo of Charleston new and Charleston old and classy style all the way around.

P.S. We are loving those Biria bikes.  Ladies and gents, find yourself one.