Shelby Sanchez of Dream Inspired Design of Long Beach by Lisa Beth Anderson. Shelby writes our "Visionary Cargo Bike Mom Blog."

Shelby Sanchez of Dream Inspired Design of Long Beach by Lisa Beth Anderson. Shelby writes our "Visionary Cargo Bike Mom Blog."

Are you SoCal's most "Stylish by Bike?" Do you have SoCal's best vintage bike?

As a part of the fun at this year's Bike Fest including "The Shoreline Crit" featuring Wolfpack Hustle, Gold Sprints by City Grounds and 1897, City Cross obstacle course by Bikeable Communities and the Beachwood & Friends Craft Beer Garden those of you who know how to be "Stylish by Bike" will have a chance to pedal your stuff! Here below on this page you'll find all of the details for the "Stylish by Bike" contests - including 12 prize categories for vintage bikes at Downtown Long Beach Associates annual Bike Fest Saturday May 3rd. This year the event is hosted in the charming East Village Arts District from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm:

Stylish by Bike Details:

  • 2:30 pm parade of "Stylish by Bike" contestants through the "Shoreline Crit Course"
  • Just $5 to enter per category - please pre-register via Melissa@pedallove.org (no you don't absolutely have to pre-register but we'd like to keep track of how many to expect! - registration opens at 2:00 pm)
  • Person who refers the most people to pre-register (and whose friends actually attend and compete) will win a special bonus prize!
  • Cash and credit cards will be accepted for registration the day of the contests.
  • Each prize category will win a trophy or a fun prize!
  • Yes you can enter more than one category!
  • 2:00 pm registration opens
  • 2:30 pm "Vintage" bike and “Stylish by Bike”contestants parade through the special criterium course
  • 3:00 pm bikes displayed on Linden Ave.
  • 5:00 pm judging
  • 6:00 pm winners announced from stage!

Bike Fest 2013 Vintage "Look Book" for Inspiration!

Vintage Bike Prize Categories (bikes only are being judged)

  • Oldest bike
  • Custom bicycle
  • Pre-war original
  • Pre-war restored
  • Post-war original
  • Post-war restored
  • Road bike original
  • Road bike restored
  • Low rider bicycle
  • City bike
  • Fixed gear

Pedal Love "Stylish by Bike" Look Book - some of our favorites from our photo shoots!

Fashion + Bike Prize Categories (both bike + rider's outfit being judged)

  • Best modern "Streetstyle by Bike" bike + fashion look  for her - winner of this category receives a bike bell courtesy of Cycle Chic Republic
  • Best modern "Streetstyle by Bike" bike + fashion look  for him - winner of this category receives a bike bell courtesy of Cycle Chic Republic
  • Best vintage bike + fashion look for him - winner of this category wins a fun vintage inspired prize (note your fashion does not have to be authentically vintage - just vintage inspired)
  • Best vintage bike + fashion look for him - winner of this category wins a fun vintage inspired prize (note your fashion does not have to be authentically vintage - just vintage inspired)

Grand Prize Categories

  • Grand Prize Vintage Winner "People's Choice" receives an "Up Cycle Bag" by Yellow 108 (at left above).
  • Grand Prize Winner "Most Stylish by Bike" Female - both vintage and modern bikes & fashion looks can enter + wins a set of "Isn't She Lovely" panniers courtesy of the Cycle Chic Republic (center above).
  • Grand Prize Winner "Most Stylish by Bike" Male - both vintage and modern bikes & fashion looks can enter + wins a "Harrison" briefcase courtesy of  Linus Bikes (at right above).