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Friday, July 01, 2011

Riding bikes while wearing skirts

Did you hear this crazy story: In late May, a NYC cop allegedly pulled over a Dutch tourist, pictured below, and reprimanded her for riding a bike while wearing a skirt. He said she was distracting cars! At first, she thought he was kidding, but quickly realized he wasn't when he asked for her ID. How insane is that?! So, as a lighthearted protest, a bunch of girls (and a few guys) came together for a skirt bike ride yesterday evening. My friend Shannen took a few photos...
It was a great night!! Thanks to those who organized, and high five to all ladies who ride in skirts or otherwise! :) xoxo

(Photos by Shannen Norman for Cup of Jo. And you might recognize my friend Caroline, above, from the hair tutorials:) And thanks to HUB Bikes and the New Amsterdam Bike Show for organizing.)

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Heba said...

riding a bike with ballerina flats looks so cute :)

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Naurnie said...

this is GREAT! also, ALL of these bike ladies are so PRETTY!

wonderchris said...

Lovely - what a great bike ride indeed!

Caitlin said...

That is so fabulous! Love it!

Starryeyed said...

It's a crazy world out there!

LatteLove said...

I rode a bike in a maxi dress in Sirmione, Italy this week! so fun.

Susan said...

Who's the guy rockin' the skirt?

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I love that you ladies did this!!! I ride my bike in a skirt all the time, and I can't believe that cop actually seriously pulled that poor girl over! Unbelievable. She should take it as a compliment that she was "traffic-stopping" hot! :)

Nicole said...

Where oh where are your helmets ladies?

The Higher Common Sense said...

Beautiful ladies, but where're all the helmets??

nistha said...

Adorable! Can I ask where your flats are from? I've been trying to find the perfect brown flats for summer, and your pair might just be in the running!

Mari Huertas said...

Gorgeous photos, and I love, love the dresses and the light! You all look fabulous. And I love the cheeky "I like the way I bike" sign. :)

... But I gently must implore the riders – please, please, wear helmets while riding, even short distances. I suffered a painful bicycle accident two summers ago, and my helmet totally saved my noggin when I cracked it on concrete. Be safe out there!

melifaif said...

How absurd!?! Ugh....what a tool. Good for them!!! 110% supporter of that. I am kinda flabbergasted over here at the thought....and yep! I saw and noticed the hair model.

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! they're steve madden from a couple years ago -- they're soooo cheap and comfy!

Susan said...

Yes, I heard about it...several of us posted on it when it happened. Also I think it would be nice if someone mentioned Liz & others who started this & Mikael of Cophenhagen Cycle Chic.

Everyone looks great.

Filip Demuinck said...

Probalby the police is right, it was certainly all over the news here in Holland. Only joking. Nice blog. I put you on my bloglist.

Greetings,
Filip

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, i hear you about the helmets. going to wear one today. thank you for the push!!

Paislea Elyse said...

hahaha - this is so funny! and so cute!!

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Nauli said...

Unbelievable! I could imagine this happened somewhere 40 years ago, but in 2011? Girls, take the skirts out and let's have a ride!
Love the way these girls counter in NYC :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, susan, this ride was actually organized by HUB bikes, not by the other bloggers -- i just looked them up and they apparently did one, too! i would never leave out credit where it was due; this was just a different thing, great minds think alike!! :)

Ashley said...

Crazy!! Joanna--is that your new bike?? Looks awesome!

Steele Street Studios said...

What a fun post! Love to see all the ladies on bikes. P.S. Great legs Jo!! Way to rock it :)

Blair

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i rode my bike to the office today.. in a dress :) and i got a honk. ah well... its SO hot in chicago right now! loved this post :) xo jillian

Claudia said...

hahaa! in the netherlands everyone bikes! in heels and skirt/dresses. im american.. so it was kind of odd to see at first, but now it seems normal! :P

Cris Ambrosio said...

From Persepolis...

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HiLLjO™ said...

How the eff are you supposed to ride a bike? The seat is right up in your crotch anyhow... I doubt anyone could see much.

I hate when authorities police personal activity. There is no law in place of this; he cannot punish it.

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Ashlee Dearie said...

This is the most awesome post! I've only ever ridden a bike once in a skirt, but hoorah to all who went out and supported! <3

Maureen said...

I bike in a skirt all the time! But I did click over to comment that none of you lovely ladies are wearing helemts :( I see that you've already covered that in the comments section though so I'll leave my little speech out of here. Looks like fun!

Kate said...

Isn't that why women's bikes have that low center bar - because you were ALWAYS riding in skirts since wearing pants was unseemly?!?

paige said...

Ah, I love this! Girl power at its best. So fantastic. Great to stick up for what you believe in. Bravo, ladies (and gents!) Jo, what are your plans for the 4th? Will Toby be eating his first hot dog? xoxox

Anonymous said...

You would think that a city that has no laws against women being topless (I read that on Glamour the other day), wouldn't care what a woman was wearing on her bottom half while riding a bike as long as she was, in fact, wearing clothing. Plus, don't NYC cops have better things to do?

Very cool protest! Oh, and I agree with all the others about the helmets -- wear them always!!

Giulia said...

Weird. I left a comment saying here was a post about the original ride & then it didn't appear.

Anyway, also I asked if Toby rides a bike (via you)? I'd love to see pix of that - & esp. if he decides to wear a skirt;)

The photographs here are wonderful.

Here's the post by Maureen a blogger who uses inspiredcyclist as her handle (also on the twitterz)

http://inspiredcyclist.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/bicycling-in-broadway-bike-lines-nyc/

katemakes said...

Everyone looks great but missing the most important accessory - a helmet!

katie s. said...

perfect. i don't ride my bike around town so much, but i ride my vespa everywhere - and nearly always in skirts.

Zoë said...

I LOVE the guy in the skirt/wrap--he is a cool one.

Mary said...

Love the wee-ride bar, Joanna! I have one on my bike too...we bring our kids with us, even when we don't :)

Mighty Burns said...

lol that is toooooo funny! I love it.. I would also like to ask a few of these lovely ladies where they got their skirts and tops, everyone looks so cute!

chanstand said...

everyone looks adorable!
and good for 'yall just getting together and riding for the soul purpose...
wonderful!

chanstand said...

and by the way...did she get a ticket?

Bethany said...

So I'm a little confused. Was she flashing anyone because of the skirt? If not I really can't understand what the big deal is. If she was, there are ways to keep from exposing your hoo-ha to the world even as you bike in a skirt...

Anonymous said...

I am 100% certain that story is a fake. That woman professes to be a "zero dollar" marketing genius and id a the general manager of a new bike company in holland. And lookey here -- she got her picture and bike all over the internet. I mean, who are the bike companies that sponsored this ride?

Sarah Morgan said...

I can't believe that! It sounds like it was a lovely event. And what pretty skirts!

tamara said...

oh my gosh, that look so so fun.... AND the outfits are amazing! wow! (any chance you could ask Caroline where her dress is from?

Meg said...

i bike to work in a skirt & ballet flats pretty much every day through downtown toronto! i love that you did this ride, and if i had been in nyc i would have been down for sure! skirt biking is the best! and so cute :)

MaviDeniz said...

i love the photos and its awesome how the guys joined in on the fun. Yeah, take that cop!! haha

Xo

Jacqueline H. Vo said...

what a fabulous idea! i love!

madison avenue said...

cute pictures!! i totally wish i could have been there!! i ALWAYS ride my bike in a skirt/ dress haha. i dont want to not wear a cute outfit to school just because im ridding my bike. i wear shorts under though...just saying. anyways sounds fun!

Harumi said...

love this! wish I could have been there...

I always wear skirts and dresses, and I bike a TON!



also, love that charming, skirt-sporting gent!

Michelle said...

What a lovely way to protest. I used to live in a block of flats in which there also lived a very beautiful leggy lady who always wore insne heals and micro skirts when riding her bike (she wore them all the time of course but also when on her bike)

Rachel said...

I love it, such a fabulous idea by some obviously fabulous girls. Great photos, too!

Nikki said...

i love the pictures!! what a fun event.
I ride my bike to work, but I wear yoga pants and then change once i get there :/ its not as cute but im not brave enough to bike in a skirt yet! i dont want to flash anyone! haha

Megan said...

Oooh! I wish I could have made it! Also, Joanna - who makes your bike? I'm thinking about trading in my mountain bike for a touring bike - because, you know, they look better with skirts!

Rhett said...

I love riding in skirts and dresses! Wish I could have been there.

Emma said...

I think that is so wonderful! Everybody looks awesome in their skirts/dresses biking!

xo,
Em

Rhett said...

I have to agree with the "Where are your helmets" comments. You may not look quite as cute but you'll look smart!

MUG said...

I ride my bike a TON and always in a skirt or dress. I hope I am adorable enough to be a distraction, but that is hardly my main goal. Love the photos!

Closet Cravings said...

I can't believe that. I have fantasies about riding a bike with a skirt, but never have. This makes me want to do it more. =)

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Magnolia B. said...

i love the orangeish skirt on the girl in the photo above the red dress!! do you know her or know where she got it? she looks perfect

*amanda* said...

I love this, and will think of it my next skirt-wearin' bike ride...♥ ♥ ♥

The Collector said...

In Portland we have NAKED bike rides. Take that police ;)

Katie Elizabeth said...

That is completely ridiculous! How is that possible?

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Cristina A said...

This is great! I'm glad you guys did this! Love the photos btw.

natalie said...

this is just too great! of course i ride my bike with a skirt... why not?!

Elle said...

I can't believe that!!! But I love the idea of protesting a little! In fact, I'm off to go ride my bike while wearing a skirt!

CheekyPinkTulip said...

Everyone looks seriously cute. I needs to get me a bike!

Maria xx
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Rebecca said...

but where are your helmets??!

The Childlike Empress said...

i miss riding my bike....cairo is a very bike unfriendly city.

i used to always wear a skirt when i biked....the only ones that make it tricky are the big full-skirted skirts, they get stuck in the wheels.

i also always maintain that it is easier to wear stilettos when cycling too......

Designs Good said...

I have seen ladies on bikes flashing their panties, and wonder if they know what's going on down there? But, it's yours and if you got it and want to flaunt it (as long as your wearing something underneath--please--same to the guys), what's the big deal?
You all look adorable by the way!

Two Thirty Five Designs said...

OH.... I am LOVING THIS!!!! LOVING all the wonderful outfits!!

Hilary Nicole said...

Now THIS is how you protest! Nice job, ladies! Girl Power!

XO Hilary Nicole
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Blue said...

That is CRAZY, I ride my bike in a skirt or dress every single day... Good thing I dont live in New York...

Hayley said...

Here in Southern California we ride bikes in bikinis. They aren't called beach cruisers for nothing. :) Just this week I rode through Palm Springs in a bathing suit. A short skirt would seem modest!
Cheers!

Corrie Anne said...

Rebels!!!!! That's so cute & funny.

Foteini P. said...

You were all beatiful ladies!!!
Congrats!!
Lovely initiative!!!

Anonymous said...

you all look great! and it sounds kinda fun

ADRIANA

Sharon said...

haha - this is way too funny!! loving those outfits and the guy in the skirt is great. Have a great weekend!

xx sharon / lemonontherocks

Elena said...

Hey! Jo or anyone else reading this, could you help me find out what shoes that girl is wearing in the second to last picture? Their brown wicker type flats. I love them!

The Beetle Shack said...

If I had legs like that i'd be riding my bike in my knickers.

back to reality.

xo em

p.s Here is Australia we would be pulled over for not wearing a helmet, definitely not our chosen attire.

Lisa said...

that's so silly...
but so awesome that you stood up to it

Cath said...

Yay for girls (and boys) in skirts! Everyone looks so sweet and happy... lovely.

Dana said...

you ladies all look so pretty!

Natalie said...

Loved the photos, but i find a policeoficer totally right & loyal. There is a law that men can not drive a car having torso. For the same reason, not to distract female drivers. Ok, fun is fun, but there are lives of others involved, so I don't find this protest very clever ...
Call me whatever! :p

Carly said...

This is hilarious! Awesome!
Guys should be able to keep their heads straight. Can't you drive in a bathing suit? What's wrong with that? Same deal isn't it?
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Kayla said...

That's the most insane thing I've ever heard. Kudos to you guys for stickin it to the man!

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campustyle said...

Joanna, your dress is so cute! Where did you find it?

Lex C. said...

wow that's so crazy! haha every year boston has a "santas in speedo's" run and people run through their streets in the middle of december in their bikinis and speedos. haha i wonder how the cop would feel about that.

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Anonymous said...

This is great! What fun - and the girls (and guy) look so pretty!

Catherine said...

Seriously, this is what cops in NYC are worried about these days? That's idiotic but kudos to everyone who 'protested' in such a pretty way!

Shea Nichole said...

This has got to be my favorite Cup of Jo post yet! What a lovely group of women (and man) riding in skirts/dresses!

stephanie j said...

that is so awesome! what a fun & fashionable protest :)

hazel and hunter said...

that story is insane! but yay for riding your bike in a skirt, my favorite!

Arielle said...

The girl in the green shirt... totally Zooey Dechannel, right?

Lindsay said...

So great! I love the spirit of the ride. I love the dress you wore. Where is it from

Nina said...

Well my grandfather stopped my grandmother many years ago in Germany and gave her a ticket for riding her bike next to her sister's and talking rather than being single file. They then started dating and a few months later she was pregnant and they were married....he left for the war a year later and she died while he was gone but two beautiful kids, 9 grandkids and however many lives were touched by what most would see as a ridiculous enforcement of rules...

Mostly he was probably saying he was distracted.




I do like her cute floppy skirts.

Smith And Ratliff said...

We totally saw you guys pass Leroy St. while we were sitting on our stoop. We should have gone, looked like so much fun!

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I LOVE this more than you know - I have always admired a girl who can ride a bike confidentially (and skillfully) in a skirt -- tis' a right that should never be denied! what a lovely, fun, playful protest :)

girl in the poodle shoes said...

such a cute idea for a post! makes me want to go for a bike ride…. :)

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Alexandria said...

I've never seen so many attractive bikers :)

penelope said...

I wore a skirt on my bike today!

Kristen said...

I hadn't heard about this biking incident...and I can hardly believe that a police officer thought that he was right in pulling someone over for their outfit! How ridiculous! Thank you for showing the amazing and fun response that you partook in...I wish I could have joined!

Kristen
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Ainsley said...

i love this! each and every photo <3

lost + found said...

oh my gosh, i love this! breaking all the rules!

Ella said...

This is a little more extreme and not quite as cute, but did you ever hear about the naked bike protest in Melbourne? Check this link:

http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/victoria/melbournes-world-naked-bike-ride-20100322-qoa8.html

I personally would opt for a skirt! I live in skirts and dresses and would never let this stop me from riding!

Anonymous said...

which one ar you? the girl in blue, with the brown shoes? you are so skinny!

Christina Gambino said...

not sure if you are aware of the "cycle chic" phenom crossing the globe, but of course, the danes know how to do it best.

an article from a while back about "how to ride a bike in a skirt."

http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/2009/06/cycling-in-skirts-and-dresses-cycle.html

the photos of the fabulous danes are just as nice to look at, too.

:)

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chot said...

Why don't people where helmets? Not a single girl is wearing a helmet here! Forget the skirts, what about our heads? Two of my friends have gotten into bicycle accidents in the city and have their two front teeth gone...I think you should do a post on coolhelmets...

Jason Shockley said...

That is awesome, so glad you shared!
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Caroline T. said...

I love this! Joanna, where are your shoes from?! I've been looking for a pair like them for ages. They look uber comfortable :)

danielle said...

that's so odd! but i love how they got together to ride their bikes in skirts..they all look great!

s a m said...

fashionable, fresh, feminist - my favorite f-words. Love this, Jo.

Gastronomy Club said...

what kind of bike do you have, joanna?

BL said...

That's funny because I was just blogging about Minneapolis bicycle-culture. I know that European women bicycle in any type of clothing, but I've personally always found it to be a challenge. These great pictures of women in skirts on bikes has encouraged me to try it! Hopefully I won't get pulled over by a cop.

Gayatri Kumar said...

Maybe its just coz I am from India and belong to a pseudo-conservative society. But if you wear a skirt of a decent length there should be no problem. By decent I mean one that can fall in between your legs and cover up. If one is wearing a very short skirt which is bodycon and may ride up - well it may be one's right to wear whatever they want but its not over and above another's right to not get offended. And maybe, just maybe - it might be a bit much of for some people to witness something they dont expect to or want to.

Just saying.

Stu said...

You all look wonderful, great protest!

Sydney said...

thats crazy! how could men blame it all on the ladies :/

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Not your goddess said...

Lovely post, makes me miss my Denmark days when I used to get everywhere by bike, often in a skirt and heels :)
I'm wondering what that bar is for is that is attached to your bike...?

Mary said...

wow, you are all worthy of being in the sartorialist Joanna. I just love that second last pic of you. you have lovely legs!!

mcpog said...

I can't believe someone would take offense to a lady riding in a skirt, especially considering how revealing most bikinis are.

Jenny McL said...

I am very disappointed by this post not one picture featured a helmut. As lovely as wearing a skirt on a bike is safety is more important.

17 Perth said...

Haha--I love this!!

Elizabeth said...

My fav way to ride my bike is in a skirt or dress! Silly cop!

Abbey Mense said...

In general, we don't do helmets in the Netherlands, so it was very much 'Dutch Style' :-)
But we definitely do skirts! Since, well, forever... Older ladies even have special seats (round on the front) which makes it easier to ride your bike wearing a skirt.

Morgan said...

how ridiculous is that?! Can't he find something better to do with his time? Good for you guys!

Anonymous said...

something's wrong with me? i love your blog, please don't take me wrong. in my honest opinion i don't seem to understand this: why would you like your daughter to be riding her bike wearing no halmets and flashing her underwear? why everybody thinks is cool?

Anna said...

I love how chic everyone looks (and I think I spy a wiksten dress on your friend...so pretty!).

DFB said...

Ohhh, I think I missed a good downtownfrombehind shoot opp!! This looks like so much fun!

aclineo said...

#11 is my fave! lol @ #12 though

abigail said...

LOVE this!! yeah such a fun protest, nice and light-hearted, and dam everyone looks so chi with their bike and cute outfits!! looks like a lovely evening to be riding around.

Nikkie said...

What a great thing to do, how many of you were there?

Marjorie Rose said...

So cute! This is fun, funny AND totally necessary! Who does that officer think he is? The fashion police has no legal authority...

yvo said...

haha what awesome photos!

Lily said...

Pretty sure that story was proven to be a fake...apparently the young lady works for a bike company & was trying to market the bike she was allegedly stopped on? IDK http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/jasmijn_rijcken.php

Great photos though, but ladies please wear your helmet!

Addison said...

Love the pictures. My favorite is the one of the man in the skirt (and TOMS!) I love the sticker too, "I LIKE THE WAY I BIKE." I want one of those. The story is ridiculous, oh NYC.

My Traveling Troop said...

Bikes and skirts/dresses are a stylish combo. And very New York! Keep at it! :)

Msue said...

I agree with others about helmets!

I like the bike trend but do not like the trend of girls being too concerned about looking cute to wear a helmet! Tsk Tsk...

I would love to see a blogger make a statement about this.

(I do LOVE the idea of this protest though!)

Talia said...

Yay! You girls ROCK!!!!

Ivana said...

You are too cute!!

Anonymous said...

No weekend post?

Kristine said...

Flowy skirt, little bit o' lipstick, lotta bit o' biking and it's the perfect weekend

Victoria said...

How ridiculous of the cop! Living in NL, I can say nearly half the country are biking in skirts. My kids love it when my skirt is billowing up in the wind and my daughter sitting behind me tries to hold it down!

Paula said...

I love it! I used to ride my bike in a skirt/dress on campus daily!

Ms LadyCakes said...

YES! I love this idea :)

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Amsterdamize said...

To all the people telling these lovely...ADULT women to wear a helmet: there's no helmet law for grownups in NY, surely they are capable of assessing risk...and lastly, helmets do NOT increase cycle safety, good infrastructure does.

Stop perpetuating this nonsense that helmets are the be all and end all of road safety & at the least let people decide for themselves. Thank you.

happyflower said...

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Sarah R said...

Call me a big dork, but after knowing two people who have gotten in biking accidents in NYC in the last couple of weeks, all I could think were "Where are their helmets??"

msue said...

To Amsterdamize - I was one of the helmet commenters and I do agree with you that these women have the choice to decide on their own. I don't want to sound like I can tell them what to do.

Nobody here said that helmets are the be all and end all of road safety. In my experience biking in a big city, good infrastructure will do nothing to stop insane drivers on the road and insane fellow cyclists on the bike path. Helmets are just a common sense way of protecting the most important part of our bodies. You can wear them or not, but I happen to think they are smart! :)

laura_d_f said...

Those photos are so cute :). What a great way to support female cyclists.

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Wear The Canvas said...

That's so awesome! Good for you guys!

Julie said...

I blogged about my experience riding in this ride (I was happy to meet Joanna too!) and I have pics of myself and other ladie swearing helmets, so simmer down: http://www.thejulieblog.com/2011/07/skirts-on-bikes-with-jasmijn-rijcken.html

Julie said...

I also want to note that Jasmijn, the accused skirt distractor, did not mention her relationship with any company that she works for when she addressed us and/or when she and I spoke casually before/during and after the event.

I think it's a coincidence that she's a sex kitten and a marketer. ;) I like her!

Rebecca said...

Stop obsessing about helmets! Bicycling is safe and healthy! Do you obsess over overweight people? And do you tell them they better loose that weight or else! In the USA a third of adults are obese & 17% of children are obese. Bicycling would be an excellent form of exercise for them. Even without a helmet! 112,000 people in the USA die annually from factors relating to obesity. By comparison under 700 people in the USA die annually from riding bicycles. How about children not wearing sunglasses? Do you worry about people not wearing sunblock. The sun's rays cause deadly damage to our eyes & skin. Especially to children. Do you continually chastise smokers? 435,000 people in the US die each year from smoking tobacco.
After wearing a helmet for 20 years, I stopped after a trip to Amsterdam. This obsession with helmets is like a religion! I put my faith in my good riding skills.

Nems said...

so cute!!!!

amanda said...

I ride my bike everywhere in Portland, often in a dress or skirt. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Stupid exhibitionist bitches. Hope you will find your own rapist:)

Courtney | La Fille Américaine said...

I recently began riding a bike in Paris and I think MOST women ride in skirts! (Perhaps an exaggeration, but still!). Hooray for these women for standing up for a rather simple right. Funny how in the past women weren't allowed to wear pants.... oh how things change!

Anna said...

You go girls! This should be a yearly event!

vosges paris said...

haha what an old fashioned cop!
being dutch I am so proud the girl was dutch and to see this bike right ;) My favorite post of the week!

halinje said...

bike + dress so charming,love it

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Rosanneke said...

Oh my God, we dutch girls all ride bikes in skirts! LOL! Great blogpost :-)

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

So funny! My friends and I used to navigate this issue in college all the time. I don't remember any of us being pulled over by a campus cop, though. Ha.

omoriala said...

Joanna, are those brown shoes from Steve Madden? I have the same ones and wear them instead of sandals in the summer. I ride my bike in dresses almost everyday. Except no wrap dresses or you'll flash everyone when the wind blows!

pinkmilk said...

Great post! And some super outfits.

Anonymous said...

Love this!! But why no helmets?

thatgirl said...

the step-through frame, according to dutch frame makers, were first made to accomodate a priest's robes, called priesterrijwiel, since women weren't originally considered the target market.

otherwise, there were many more swell-looking men--and women--who attended this event. ny press and the hub will most likely post a more complete selection of shots.

BODIE and FOU said...

Love this! Such a cool post! I was in Amsterdam last weekend and I just love how cool Dutch people look on their bikes!

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-home-in-london-pallet-table.html

David & Becky said...

I was so interested when I saw your post and then incredibly disappointed that you chose to not wear helmets. I thought it was just for posing, then I saw the pictures of you on the street and realized you really thought it was appropriate to promote fashion over safety. Doubly sad considering you're a parent.
My husband was in a hit and run accident while riding his bike recently, he was severely injured. I thank god he loves me enough to wear a helmet.
I really wish you would consider your message more carefully, you had an opportunity to promote safe biking and instead promoted irresponsible idiocy.

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

omg this is great!!!

Jo said...

what a great idea and what a crazy cop. She did look fantastic so can understand the distraction.
Thanks for an amazing blog xo from another Jo

Claire M. said...

Nice outfit! love it ;)

Judi said...

The rapist comment was completely uncalled for, anonymous.

s + b said...

i LOVE this! wish i had been there, my husband and i would have worn matching kilts! ;) happy fourth!

Anonymous said...

Um, you guys know that the original story of the girl getting harassed for biking in a skirt is a hoax, right?

Mrs. Stilletto said...

What a wonderful way to protest!!

I am a Dutch girl as well and I do ride my bike in shorts, skinnies and (short) skirts, we ride our bikes that often, it's normal here in The Netherlands. So distracting? Never heard of that!

Love,
Nancy

Rebeccak said...

Amazing! What a great response!

Union Bicycles said...

Lovely pictures!!! Union Bicycles hope more and more women will ride their bike in future!

2befab said...

hi there...
your blog is amazing...
if you want we could follow each other..let me know...
;)
xoxo2befab

Supernegron said...

Joanna You are such a beautiful person! Such a inspiration for life to read your blog! Your family is so beautiful, Toby is so precious! Its so beautiful to see people like you, that know the valor of the real things in life.

Thanks for giving us a little taste of happiness and for inspiring our lives.

much love x

Janini Milet

ourdreamlives said...

These photos are fab, and I seriously cannot believe someone got pulled over for that!! That's crazy! I think cycling in a summer dress looks super cute :)
Sally

Bridget said...

this is great.

henrietta said...

amazing blog!

Pola

:)

Jantine Benschop said...

As a Dutch girl living in Amsterdam I am flabbergasted by this story! Recently we had 'The World Naked Bike Ride' in town. Not that that's a nice picture, but skirts blowing in the wind, wow!
Well done for this great skirt riding night.

martina said...

I ride my Vespa with a skirt! Wonderful!

.Porcelaine. said...

Great Blog!!

http://la-fille-porcelaine.blogspot.com/

littlewinterbride said...

love this! NYC cops would be passing out tickets left and right if they saw how the peeps here in Milano dress while riding bikes...so chic, heels and all. But as lovely as everyone looks, where are the helmets?
peeps, pretty please wear a helmet. Try this stylish ones..xx
http://littlewinterbride.blogspot.com/2010/08/bike-with-style.html

adorninc said...

I love it when girls have eachother's backs! Good on ya!

Maria Ana said...

I wear skirts almost everyday and I should be able to live my life like others. Stupid cop!

Go girls:)

kisses
www.thebeautylover.blogspot.com

Tom Fuller said...

I have a kilt, can we make an annual thing?

Simone Vita said...

I would love to buy a eletronic bike...but i have to confess that i fear cars around me! =/

Joanna...I'm from Brazil, and I love your blog!

Nina said...

she was distracting cars :D ?? so crazy. but a really nice way to protest

http://nospetitesreveries.blogspot.com/

SisterBatik said...

So many cute outfits!!! I would love to be so stylish on a bike : ) Great protest and the man in the sarong - now that's solidarity lol

http://sisterbatik.blogspot.com/

Sarah McCabe said...

I'm all for solidarity and women power, but I have to admit...I wouldn't want anyone to see up my own skirt on a bike...However, it's great that all these people got together to support this woman. That citation is absolutely ridiculous.

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

They look so cute! I'm so nervous my skivvies would show, but maybe I just need to go for it and not care! The comments about helmets sure are passionate... I wear a helmet because I'm a klutz. End of story. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

elena, that is me, haha! they are steve madden flats that i got ages ago. i looked on their site and it sadly looks like they don't make them anymore! xo

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for all these comments! about the short skirts -- please rest assured that no one was flashing their underwear, ha! everyone's skirts were long enough (of course!!!!) to ride modestly. it's very easy to ride a bike in a short skirt and be very modest -- your legs don't really move up very high in a bike and you can easily ride without flashing anyone. i would never ever do that, eeks! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

oooh it's crazy that the original story might have been a hoax! i'm going to look into that....i could actually see that, since i have written a bike in a skirt about 5,000 times and have never had a problem. i can't imagine a cop pulling someone over, which is why i was so shocked! going to google now :)

Caroline M said...

I'll admit, I'm a bit wary of riding my bike in a skirt. After seeing this post, I might have to brave it one of these days. Way to go, ladies!

Fenny Setiawan said...

love these photos, and I think all ladies and {man} look fabulous at their dress and bike :).

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