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Balcony Seats (Janette)New York City’s Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at BE Chic BE NY Fashion Show.
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BE Chic BE NY Fashion Show
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Morning CommuteDennis is wearing Outlier Brushback 60/30 Chinos, Cali Short Sleeve Pivot Shirt and a Vaya Recycled Bike Tube Bag and he is riding a Viva Bellissimo Basic.
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Table for One (Sarah)Sarah is wearing a Bobbin rain cape and she is riding a Worksman/BikeNYC Custom.
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Table for One (Janette)Janette is wearing a Bobbin rain cape, Nutcase helmet and she is riding a Worksman/BikeNYC Custom.
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Over the BoardwalkAllan is wearing Betabrand Bike To Work pants, Bandbox helmet and he is riding a Montecci Matt Black bike with Light and Motion Urban Series lights.
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2 ToppingsLiz P is wearing Cuffe Parade pleated silk scoop tank in Pink Explosion paired with Light Gold sequined shorts and is riding a Vanmoof M2 Collection.
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Summer StreetsJulie is wearing Nona Varnado Champagne Proof jacket and Coral Speed skirt, Give Love Cycle bag and she is riding a Viva Juliette Basic.
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Summer StreetsLiz J is wearing Eastern Mountain Sports Montauk dress, Icebreaker Bliss wrap, Brooks Saddle handbag and she is riding a Bobbin Birdie.
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Summer StreetsMolly is wearing a Tiffany Lawrence Jester jacket and Nutcase helmet and she is riding a custom built Hudson Urban Bicycle cargo bike.
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Flea MarketLaura is wearing Mess Queen Homewrecker harem pants and a Give Love Cycle bag and she is riding a Viva Juliett Basic.
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Afternoon RideTobias is wearing Osloh black jeans and Ibex Strata Polo, Love Bike Wear Sash and he is riding a Viva Bellissimo Basic.
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Charge ItAyesha is wearing her own dress and she is riding a Worksman/BikeNYC Custom.
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Hit the BooksMary is wearing Icebreaker Cruise Dress and Blue Sprite Tank, Vestpertine Vesp and she is riding a Montecci Matt Black bike with Light and Motion Urban Series lights.
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TouristaAmanda is wearing a Terry Cadence dress, Timbuk2 Especial Dos backpack and she is riding a Globe by Specialized.
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Ooooooo AhhhhhhDaniel is wearing EMS Fieldworker Shorts, EMS Men's Wanderer Crew in blue, Timbuk2 Messenger bag and he is riding a Dahon Mu P8 with a TheOwl360 light and rear camera.
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Balcony SeatsDennis is wearing Betabrand Smoking jacket and Bike to Work pants and he is riding a Vanmoof M2 Collection.
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Balcony Seats (Sarah)Sarah is wearing a Vespertine Oyster trench jacket and scarf and is riding a Vanmoof M2 Collection.
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Balcony Seats (Janette)Janette is wearing a Vespertine Oyster trench jacket and she is riding a Vanmoof M2 Collection.
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SubwayFrankito is wearing Outlier Three Way Shorts, Cali Short Sleeve Pivot shirt and Ultrasuede Cardigan and he is riding a Montecci Matt Black bike with Light and Motion Urban Series lights.
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VIP PartyAllan is wearing his own suit, Green Guru Dutchy Pannier and he is riding a Viva Kilo.
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VIP PartyJulie is wearing Cuffe Parade Cobalt beaded drawstring pants and an Ink printed short sleeve silk blouse and she is riding a Viva Juliett Classic.
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Manic MondayLiz P. is wearing a Tiffany Lawrence Riding Hood jacket, Give Love Cycle bag and she is riding a Viva Juliett Basic.
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School's OutMolly is wearing a Cleverhood rain cape and Nutcase helmet, and her twin boys are wearing Little Nutty's.
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Happy HourAyesha is wearing Mess Queen Silver Brite leggings and she is riding a Globe by Specialized.
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Lunch DateLaura is wearing Cuffe Parade pleated silk scoop tank in Blue Explosion, Light Gold beaded overlap shorts and she is riding a Dahon Mu P8 with TheOwl360 light and rear camera.
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Sunny EscapeAmanda is wearing a Betabrand Precita dress, Belle helmet and she is riding a Montecci Matt Black bike with Light and Motion Urban Series lights.
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Take Me Out to the BallgameDaniel is wearing Osloh blue jeans, Outlier Blazed Cotton Pivot Sleeve Shirt, Osprey Flap Jack pack and he is riding a Viva Bellissimo Basic.
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Opening Night (Sarah)Sarah is wearing a Tiffany Lawrence Francisca jacket and she is riding a Globe by Specialized.
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Opening Night (Janette)Janette is wearing a Tiffany Lawrence Francisca jacket and Nutcase helmet and she is riding a Globe by Specialized.
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Bike On!Mary is wearing a Terry Mesh Top, Metro Skort and she is riding a Viva Juliette Classic.
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BE Chic BE NY Fashion Show Group Shot
Ride a bike in New York City!
It’s fun, easy, sexy, fast, free and the best way to get around. Riding a bike can be an extension of your personal style, if you want it to be. Take a spin on the new separated bikeways and experience one of the great amenities this city has to offer. Best of all, you’ll never get stuck in traffic and parking is always free.
Bike New York offers safety classes for people who want more practice biking in traffic and to develop their city riding skills. Organizer of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour -- America’s largest cycling event -- Bike New York is a local not-for-profit organization that provides programs, including free bicycle education to youth and adults, throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
New York City’s bicycle network is growing every year! With the expansion of the city’s bike lanes, it’s more essential than ever for riders to understand the different types of infrastructure out there, how to use them and how to develop the confidence to bike in the city!
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the BE Chic BE NY Fashion Show at Bike Expo New York provided a snapshot of what it can be like to ride a bike in New York City.
New York locals including New York City’s Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Amazing Race Reality TV star Dennis Frentsos, Julie Pennington Hardee and Liz Jose, Founder of WE Bike NYC, biked the runway and shared with us why they choose to ride a bike to get around the city.
Meet the Models
Frankito Arias callmefrankito.com
I am an aspiring actor and model. I ride in NYC because it’s a great sport and I am able to exercise on the streets of the best city in the world.
Sarah Canner vespertinenyc.com
I am an actress, screenwriter and fashion designer. I design Haute Réflecture Fashions (Vespertine) to promote safe and fun cycling, especially for ladies. I ride in NYC because I absolutely love it. The road is my latest stage and runway.
Dennis Frentsos twitter.com/dennisfrentsos
I am an actor, model and fitness trainer, and you may recognize me from my appearance as a contestant on NBC’s Amazing Race. I ride in Santa Monica (I grew up in New York) for fitness and training, and I commute to save gas and to help protect our environment.
Amanda Hagy wix.com/amandahagy/paints
I paint scenery for movies and TV. I ride in NYC because I can stay healthy by getting on a bike and using my body to get to where I need to be. I can leave my house in Bushwick and be in Times Square in 30 minutes. It makes me feel free.
Julie Pennington Hardee jphardee.com
I am an in-house fit model/ receptionist at a sweater company in the garment district. I ride in NYC because I'm a little crazy and mighty brave.
Allan Ishac allanishac.com
I am an advertising creative director/copywriter and writer. I ride in NYC to get to
meetings, for recreation and, as a part-time guidebook writer, to explore new city sights. I ride because it’s fun. And it’s getting better all the time, with safer bike lanes and one of the world’s largest bike shares coming soon.
Liz Jose facebook.com/webikenyc
I am the founder of WE Bike NYC, an organization that is finding new ways to use bicycles as a means to empower women both young and old. I ride in NYC because it makes me happy, keeps me fit and reminds me to have a sense of humor about things.
Ayesha Rosena Anna McGowan mccloptown.wordpress.com
By day I am a children’s music teacher, by night I am a member of "The High Life" bike crew. I ride in NYC to relax, because biking makes me feel great. No matter what kind of day I’ve had – or what mood I’m in – once I ride, everything gets instantly better.
I am an aspiring model, dancer and actor. I ride in NYC because biking equals exercising: any form of exercise is a stress-reliever, mentally and physically.
Daniel Oliverio about.me/daniel.oliverio
I am a photographer, student and dog walker. I ride in NYC because it brings excitement and adventure to my day, but, most importantly, I bike for my health. Having been diagnosed with HIV in 2006, it is imperative that I keep my body in good physical condition. By biking, I can build strength and endurance as well as keeping my immune and cardiovascular systems in tip top shape.
Liz Patek bikepeacenyc.wordpress.com
I am involved in advocacy and am particularly passionate about the complete streets movement. I ride in NYC because it is truly the best way to get around. As an added bonus, the easiest way to advocate for people on bikes is to be a person on a bike.
Janette Sadik-Khan dot.ny.gov
I am the transportation commissioner of New York City. I ride in NYC because it's fast, fun and free.
Molly O'Meara Sheehan + twins
I am a freelance writer and I focus on the environment, education and issues of concern to parents. I ride in NYC because I love seeing the East River as I bike my children to and from their preschool.
Mary Shouvlin foralifeinspired.blogspot.com
I am the community manager at Holstee. I ride in NYC because it is the best, fastest, healthiest and most enjoyable way to get around and fully take in this beautiful city.
Laura Solis facebook.com/WEBikeNYC
I am the voice of my YMCA. I ride in NYC because a guy I was dating convinced me to do it. He's long gone, but my bike is here to stay. My bike is a tool that not only gets me from one place to the next, but allows me to be in control of how I impact the planet when I commute/ travel.
I'm an aspiring nutritionist, a part-time manager for Blue Moon Fish and a volunteer with Little Sister of the Assumption. I ride in NYC because the cheapest and fastest way to get from point A to B and C is on my bike. I love the adrenaline fix I get daily and the really cool biking community.
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Production: Molly Millar & Mia Kohout
Design: Switch Studio
Executive Producer: Bike New York
Runway Photos: Ryan Dixon
Photos in front of slideshow: Jason Garcia
Presented by Momentum Magazine in partnership with Bike New York