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Cycle chic or bicycle chic refers to cycling in fashionable everyday clothes.
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Mikael Colville-Andersen

The phrase Cycle Chic was coined in 2007 by Mikael Colville-Andersen, who started the Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog in the same year.
He coined the phrase cycle chic in 2007, as well as the word Copenhagenize in the same year.

Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

Models mentioned in various early 21st century media include vintage Schwinns, three-speed Raleighs, the Velorbis, and the new-vintage models made by Pashleys and Brooklyn Bicycle Co., all bicycles which incorporate classic vintage features.
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Bicycle Film Festival

It has provided a platform for many bicycle advocates and filmmakers to premiere both shorts and feature-length films that otherwise may not have seen a wide release, and its growth has been linked to the emergence of the cycle chic movement.

Bicycle helmet laws

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Cycling in the Netherlands and in Denmark is perceived as a "normal" activity requiring no special clothing or equipment.

Cycling in Denmark

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It has also led to the reinvention of the term Copenhagenization as a concept in urban planning and design relating to the implementation of better pedestrian facilities and cycling infrastructure for utility cycling in cities, and been an inspiration for an increasing number of cycle chic blogs spawning from Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

Cycling in Copenhagen

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Another influence on bicycle culture from Copenhagen is the Cycle chic movement.

Cycling

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Cycle chic or bicycle chic refers to cycling in fashionable everyday clothes.

Fashion

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Cycle chic or bicycle chic refers to cycling in fashionable everyday clothes.

Bicycle

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Cycle Chic is a modern phrase to describe something that has existed since the invention of the bicycle in the 1880s - regular citizens on bicycles.

Cycle polo

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At the end of the 19th century, the height of cycle chic was to play polo on bicycles, using long-handled tennis rackets and rubber balls.

Corset

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Women's wear (such as corsets and petticoats) was impractical for cycling and so rational dress was required.

Petticoat

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Women's wear (such as corsets and petticoats) was impractical for cycling and so rational dress was required.

Victorian dress reform

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Women's wear (such as corsets and petticoats) was impractical for cycling and so rational dress was required.

Bloomers (clothing)

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Divided skirts, bloomers and knickerbockers were tried as fashionable women attempted to resolve the matter without provoking hostility, ridicule or violence.

Knickerbockers (clothing)

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Divided skirts, bloomers and knickerbockers were tried as fashionable women attempted to resolve the matter without provoking hostility, ridicule or violence.

Bicycle messenger

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More recently, in the 1980s bicycle messengers became a common sight on the streets of major cities, and the messengers' mix of street fashion and cycling gear was seen as an alternative fashion statement.

Vibe (magazine)

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In 1995, Vibe magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with cycle chic.

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In 1995, Vibe magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with cycle chic.

Dolce & Gabbana

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In 1995, Vibe magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with cycle chic.

DKNY

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In 1995, Vibe magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with cycle chic.

Fila (company)

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In 1995, Vibe magazine, owned by Quincy Jones, listed brands that had "infiltrated" cycling such as Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and FILA with cycle chic.

IBM

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IBM's Smarter Planet have documented the birth and growth of the Cycle Chic trend using advanced analytic software - from its origins in Copenhagen through 2012.

Utility cycling

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Today cycle chic is associated with the American phrase utility cycling, people cycling to get around, not just for exercise or at sporting events.

Amsterdam

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Cycle chic is especially prominent in cities with many bicycle-commuters such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen but the number of Cycle Chic blogs around the world indicates that the interest is global in nature.