No more cars but 7.000 cyclists in the city-center of Nantes.
The parade is the perfect moment for cyclists to dress up and ride unusual bikes.
When I say international, I mean that people from ALL over the world (80 countries) attended Velo City, even Hawaii was represented.
Number of cargo-bikes in Nantes has increased a lot these past years and has become a usual means of transportation for families with young children.
But most importantly, cycling in Nantes is now considered as a real alternative for your commute. Citizen cyclists represent the majority of the bicycle users.
A chic summer suit matching the wooden bike.
An elegant hispter
A local woman
When a bike parade takes place in a city-center during the rush hour, local cyclists going back home can be spotted all around the parade....
… riding a regular bike...
… or a Bicloo (the local public bike).
To finish, one of the star of the event has been a little device, discrete but useful: le Poupoupidou. Here at Cycle Chic, we highlight cyclists riding while wearing regular clothes.
Read the manifesto here.
But sometimes, a small accessory can be useful.
Le Poupoupidou gives a perfect solution for women riding with a skirt without risk of flashing people. Smart!