Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fashion + Bikes: a winning combo

Just found this one: Copenhagen Cycle Chic, or  "Sartorialist on two wheels," according to a British newspaper. Its slogan: "Style over Speed."

Monday, December 19, 2011

Australian Cycling Conference in Adelaide Jan 2012

Just read about the 4th Australian Cycling Conference to be held in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under activities.

Programme looks interesting, with presentations from the City of Sydney and a researcher from Monash University.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Speaking of Perth and Bicycles

While visiting, I found a great local ride/bike culture book called Velo City Perth.

I saw a lot of future ride possibilities in WA. Not only does the city have a network of bike trails, it's possible to navigate over to the start of the 1,000km (when finished) Munda Biddi mountain bike trail.

This one's in my "future rides" file. Seems like it's rideable using a touring bike.

Foodie Riding in Style City Sydney

I've been in Sydney for a short time. Found a wonderful thematic bike map:

Includes places with names like "Strangers With Candy" and "Deli for your Belly" What's not to love about a city like Sydney, with cafes like this?

Sydney Cycle Ways also provides new riders with a city map. I picked up a print copy at one of Sydney's museums, and you can also get it online.

Other useful publications are the Urban Walkabout Guides to the city. I first discovered these food/fashion/art focused foldups in Perth. Looks like they cover just 2 Australian cities so far.

Urban Walkabout also recently published "Slices of Sydney: A Taste of Our Villages," an attractive print booklet/publicity tool for the City of Sydney. In each of the 10 neighborhoods profiled, there's a stylized map that notes the cycle network that might pass through. I like this marketing piece a lot.

Way better than the typical tourist crap you find at the I site.