Biking to Work

Whole Living How to Ride a Bike

Martha Stewart’s Whole Living just published a great slideshow on “How to Ride a Bike.” We’re always excited to see companies and people outside of the industry talking about the joys of biking – and this slideshow does just that. Our favorite photos were of Molly Arevalo, a 34-year-old teach from Los Angeles that enjoys biking to work.

“Sweat isn’t as big a deal as people think. Bring an extra shirt and maybe deodorant. I wear my hair in a ponytail when riding and then take it down or put it in a bun.”

We couldn’t agree more, just ride slow and enjoy the scenery.

 

Bike Bags | Function Meets Fashion

Stylish Bike Bags

Finding the right bike bag for your commute can be challenging – hell, it’s hard enough to find the right bag if you aren’t on a bike. I consider myself a basket girl (that way most bags will work), but there are times when I could use a bit more storage. This is why I’ve got a round up of my favorite bags for stylish ladies on two wheels.

1. I love the utilitarian qualities of the High Above Cuben Mountain Rucksack, $225 and made in Seattle 2. My longtime favorite – Dargelos Trans//porter, $210 3. My current go-to city bag, perfect for any commuter, Baggu Canvas Backpack, $42 4. The Londonberry Classic Satchel at Adeline Adeline caught my attention in a big way, $495, can be carried four ways 5. The Sacagawea Carryall from Materials & Process is a beautiful backpack, $400, made in San Francisco 6. The Sac from Linus is a waxed canvas bag that attaches to your bike or carries like a tote, $69

What is your favorite?

 

Iva Jean at Pedaler’s Fair

Pedaler's Fair Seattle

I’ll be showing and selling pieces from the Iva Jean Spring collection at the second annual Pedaler’s Fair in Seattle. This Fair a great marketplace for Washington based, bicycle-inspired small businesses – you’ll find a little bit of everything. I can’t wait to see new pieces from Babecycle and spend the day oggling over the bags at High Above.

Hosted at the Underground Events Center in Belltown, there will be goods to see, beer (the Seattle bike community loves beer), food and workshops throughout the event. Mark your calendars for April 20-21, 11am-5pm.

 

Rock and Roll Bike Fashion

Rock and Roll Bike Fashion

There is nothing I don’t like about her bike style – street sneaks, skinny jeans, perfect vintage t-shirt, a leather bomber and, of course, two wheels.

 

Bike Essentials | Never Leave Home Without

Biking Essentials from Iva Jean

When I gave up my car in 2007 and switched to walking, busing and biking to work, I realized that I needed a few different things in my bag. I also realized that those bags were heavy! So here it is, the six bike essentials I never leave home without.

1. A multi-5 or 10 tool, like this gold one from Crank Brothers at Adeline Adeline 2. Powder Puff by Kevin Murphy for helmet hair fixes after my ride 3. a compact brush or comb with mirror for touch ups and a quick comb through 4. Wet Ones for the grease and dirt you are much more likely to face on a bike  5. The Multiple by Nars (I use Orgasm) which will make those cheekbones pop 6. Knog Lights provide extra illumination for late night commutes.

What do you keep in your bag? Anything you wouldn’t leave home without?