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The Berliner Fahrradschau in pictures: a ridiculous amount of good stuff

In Culture by Claire

I found myself feeling incredibly lucky that so many people I know like bikes. It is largely on purpose, but it still feels like wild luck. At the Berliner Fahrradschau, after four hours of trackstand and tricks sessions, I laughed when I imagined a few other friends giving me suspicious …

ClaireThe Berliner Fahrradschau in pictures: a ridiculous amount of good stuff
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Cycling in Stockholm: Isa on CATS Sthlm

In Interviews by Claire

Isa Svärd is a gravel-loving fixed gear and road rider from Stockholm. I met her at the European Cycle Messenger Championships, between beer-hauling, Copenhagen exploring, checkpoint marking and after-partying. She talked about her female-friendly fixed gear crew CATS Sthlm and about what riding in Sweden is like.

ClaireCycling in Stockholm: Isa on CATS Sthlm
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Kreuzberg, Berlin: SHE36 fixed gear girls group

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

In Berlin, before the wall fell the 36th Kiez, or neighbourhood, was Kreuzberg. Today a girls’ fixed gear group has grown around the southern side of the city with a name that hat tips the old city design. SHE36 started out of a desire to make sure women had a …

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Berlin’s cycling cafe: Standert

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

Coffee, tick. Bikes, tick. Memorabilia-lined walls, tick. In Berlin slang a couple of years ago, people said “Standert” to mean ‘standard’ and ‘obvious’. When Max started designing bikes, the idea of opening a Berlin bike cafes that designed their own bikes too, was just that. It remains one of a …

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Welcome to Berlin: Juli Ebel talks about riding fixed in the city

In Interviews by Claire

I meet Juli by Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn on a hot Berlin day, before the summer turns into rain. She grins wildly, with eyes that light up when she talks about bikes and a beast of a bike that glints just as much. We cycle to Mauerpark and she talks about …

ClaireWelcome to Berlin: Juli Ebel talks about riding fixed in the city