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Thank you Momentum Magazine!

Thank you Momentum Magazine!

Since December passed us by so quickly we are just now getting to share some big news. US-based urban cycling mag, Momentum Magazine, featured our very own Amsterdam Cycle Chic girls in their December issue. Joni and I wrote a brief article with tips about the best cycling city in the world, including a few pointers on “how to cycle like an Amsterdammer”. In the 2-page spread they also featured photos by us — and Aude’s shot of me for last year’s Cyclist of the Month was chosen for the cover! You can still download the December issue here.

We love opportunities like this. Sharing Amsterdam’s unique and amazing  – and all so normal at the same time – bike ‘culture’ with the world is one reason this blog exists. So keep on cycling chic, Amsterdam!

Thank you Momentum Magazine!


ACC blowing out 2 candles!

So.. it’s already so far: we are 2 years old! Thanks all for following and supporting us.. Here are some of our most popular posts of this second year:

must be a good book by Aude

At the end of 2012, Must be a good book by Aude, exposed in Buenos Aires thanks to Else!

Happy friday!

Happy Friday! by Else

Cyclist of the Month: Photographer Julie Hrudova

One of our great cyclist of the month, by Meredith

backin80s-2-by Aude

Back to the 80′s taken by David, and spotted by Aude

It's a match!

It’s a match by Meredith

2people 1 bike

Two people one bike by joni

Suits on bikes

Suits on bike by Meredith

summer in the city

And to end up, our musical post: summer in the city by Aude..


ACC expo in Buenos Aires!

Remember Else’s project I bike ABC in Buenos Aires? Well this is the result: our pictures printed in huge and hanging in the ‘El Rosedal’ park of BA..

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Amsterdam Cycle Chic

Copenhagen Cycle Chic is also part of the exhibition with some nice pictures:

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And of course, the Queen of the Netherlands the Argentinian Maxima:
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Cyclist of the Month: Niels, the actor

Constructing your own bicycle out of old parts? That’s something Niels Gomperts loves to do, as his two striking, circus-like bicycles illustrate. Actually, Niels is a selfmade handyman who can fix and construct almost anything. And with artists’ blood flowing through his veins, all his creations have an artistic touch.
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His beautiful home in the heart of Amsterdam, which seems to be an ongoing creative construction site, represents his bohemian lifestyle. In front of his house, his two bicycles are parked on a bridge.
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Cycling all the way to Poland Niels and his friends made a pit stop in Berlin, where they visited a friend with a very colourful collection of bicycles. Returning home Niels couldn’t wait to get started on his own. For both bicycles he used old bicycle-parts, and for the steering wheel of the ‘low-rider’ he ‘borrowed’ his grandmothers walking frame. Nice touch!

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Though he doesn’t ride them daily, he does take them out to cruise through the Vondelpark – sometimes accompanied by a sound installation – or go to a cafe. Of course he fell of a number of times, but hey, that’s the best way to learn. Now he can handle just about any moving vehicle.
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Niels isn’t just a skilled handyman, he is also an actor and appears on Dutch television and in several movies. He acted in the movies Lena and Shocking Blue, but he is probably best known for his role in Penoza, a fantastic television show about a Dutch mafia family. So Niels is definitely a talented and remarkable individual. If you keep an eye out, you might see him cruising around town with his head in the clouds.
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Cycling with… Alexander and Ernst-Jan

As some readers know, the ‘Cycling With…’ team has recently shot some cycling videos in Amsterdam. Our very own Meredith was already featured on their blog.

Now they have released a new bicycle interview, with Alexander Klopping (a tech freak and gadget expert, known from the popular tv show ‘De Wereld Draait Door‘) and Ernst-Jan Pfauth (a Dutch journalist and blogger, known best for his columns on technology in nrc.next).

We encourage you to join Alexander and Ernst Jan on their Sunday cycle through Amsterdam, to see how they met via Twitter, to hear them argue about the demise (or not) of traditional journalism, and to learn some cool Dutch cycling tricks.

Cycling with Alexander & Ernst Jan from Paddy Cahill on Vimeo.

The mission of ‘Cycling With…’
“Today’s cities face big problems: polluted air, obese citizens, and social exclusion. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: the bicycle. ‘Cycling With…’ believes that by sharing stories of inspiring people on bikes, we can encourage cities to take pro-cycling action. So we have embarked on a mission to film 100 ‘Cycling with… documentaries’. And to show the world how gloriously easy, fun and sexy a bike ride can be.”

If you want to help, please sign up for their newsletter now.


Our birthday present goes to…

As announced for our birthday, we have picked randomly 3 people who shared their favorite picture with us…And the winners of the cute saddle covers are:

Letícia Lelot for Business man:
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Lisa Watkins for Opa:
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Walk Eagle Rock for Together:
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Please send your addres to amsterdamcyclechic@gmail.com so that we can send you the saddle cover.

We are taking this opportunity to thank you all for your support and encouraging feedback,

we loved it!

Amsterdam cycle chicly yours,
Joni, Else, Meredith and Aude.


Cyclist of the Month – Singer songwriter Jerusa

At Fa. Speijkervet, a recently opened restaurant in Amsterdam West, we meet Jerusa, who works there as a waitress. Living in the East of town, work is a little out of the way, but this cycling-loving lady enjoys the ride. Her firm and traditional bicycle makes it all the more pleasant. Besides, the ride is more than worth it: her brother is chef de cuisine and the menu makes your mouth water (Check out Speijkervet’s Facebook page). No wonder this place is already a settled hotspot.

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Next to waitressing, Jerusa’s main objective is her music career. As a singer songwriter she describes her music as singer song pop meets indie pop. She has lived in New York and Nashville to write songs, gain experience and perform (and of course, used her bicycle to get from A to B). She is currently forming a band, writing her own material and is contracted with Dutch pop singer Ilse de Lange. Not too bad (check out her twitter with a link to her music channel). And oh yes, she’s also busy studying for a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Needless to say this pretty and talented girl puts the chic into cycle chic!

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You Rock!

Amsterdam cycle chic

by Aude


Dreaming away

Amsterdam cycle chic

by Aude

Dreaming away on your favourite track while riding your bike with the wind in your hair and the jacket of your boyfriend… Can it get any better?


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