Dapper Bike Style with Paul W. Krueger

The Vancouver based urban planner glides through the city’s streets in style.

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Photo by Alpha Lam

City Vancouver, BC
Occupation Urban Planner

What is your bike style?
Dashing. Dapper. I’m a bit of a dandy!

What are your favorite clothes to bike in?
Bike-friendly fitted jeans, a bespoke shirt and blazer over a merino base layer, complemented by a pocket square and colourful shoes or socks.

Where are we most likely to spot your bike?
Just about anywhere, and at all hours— I explore every nook and cranny of this beautiful city, and cycling is my primary way of getting around. I especially love Vancouver’s seawall and growing network of protected bike lanes—beautiful routes that take the stress out of riding.

What do you like most about riding?
Gliding through the city’s streets, I feel connected to my surroundings, part of the urban fabric. There’s a tremendous sense of intimacy, riding slowly enough to observe little details and changing rhythms, fast enough to get anywhere.

What is your dream bike for everyday cycling?
My current city bike is one I literally dreamed up: a custom-built SyCip gentleman’s cruiser—inspired by balloon-tire upright bikes of yesteryear, but with ultra-modern components like internal 11-speed gearing, dynamo lights, and a belt drive. It’s a high-performance, one-of-a-kind, functional work of art.

What did you eat for breakfast?
Greek yogurt, organic cherries, pomegranate juice, ginger, ice, and chia seeds, blended into a delicious shake.

What music have you been listening to most?
On the bike I veer towards electronic sounds: Flying Lotus, Roman Flügel’s Happiness is Happening, Yosi Horikawa, Caribou, Com Truise, Public Service Broadcasting. I’m also a huge fan of the Kinks, William Onyeabor, Wilco, and Nick Cave—my tastes run pretty eclectic!

Basket or panniers?
Usually panniers. Sometimes a front randonneur bag when I’m on sporty rides or epic adventures.

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