Olena Russell's Curated picks to Discover Cycling Beyond Summer


We invited some of the most influential bloggers and voices of the urban cycling movement to curate the most comprehensive list on how to ride in style. In this collection we are going to help you determine the best products for your urban lifestyles that are not only good for cycling, but also for life beyond the bike. In this collection we are going to help you choose the best products for your urban lifestyles that are not only good for cycling, but also for life beyond the bike.

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria

We caught up with our chief stylist Olena Russell for her favourite summer bicycle accessories from our shop that will take you through summer and beyond. You can go directly to Olena's Collection here.

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You'll find Olena living a life as an urban farmer with her husband and 4 amazing children. She is  a homemaker, weaver, life learner, parent educator, urbanist and cargo bike obsessed family cycling advocate. Cycling with Olena and her 4 children you'll soon see how easy she makes it look to dress with style all while moving around the urban landscape by bicycle, her most used mobility of choice. You'll see her riding her bakfiets or more commonly known in North America as a cargo or box bike.

Dress Clip ($39 to $49): I ride in whatever clothes I happen to be wearing, and more often than not, that is a dress or skirt.  A dress clip is essential to keep that skirt from blowing up when I ride through that cool sea breeze.  

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria

Photo Credit: The Bike in My Life

Flag Bunting ($25): I ride with my four children, and the Flag Bunting is a fun accessory that is always somewhere on my bike.  To entertain the youngest, or to add some fun to my stylish ride, I love the colours and patterns on the bunting.

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria 

Po Campo Logan Trunk Bag ($96): As a mom on the go, I cannot be without my Logan Trunk Bag. It is much bigger than it looks, and full of amazing pockets, and I can pack for a day out with the kids. Snacks, diapers, books, and more, in a beautiful bag that is equally comfortable on my shoulder, and stylish on the back rack of my bike.  I love the design, practicality, and quality.

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria Featuring Po Campo Trunk Bag

Clarijs Happy Dutch Pannier ($169): For picnics in the park, beach days, groceries, or a library run, Clarijs Happy Dutch Panniers are the way to go.  These incredibly roomy bags allow me to take along or bring home anything I might need, or we might find, along the way.  Who needs a minivan?

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria Featuring Clarijs Panniers

Dish Skinny Denim ($105 to $129): Everyone feels confident and beautiful in a well fitted pair of jeans.  The skinny rise denim are beautiful and comfortable. The coolmax keeps you feeling great, the higher rise in the back keeps you covered, the stretch allows you to move, and you look amazing doing it!  Great to wear with a cool summer blouse, or with your boots and sweater in the winter. You don't need special bike clothes (or mom jeans) when a pair of jeans takes you from riding, to chasing your kids in the park, to a coffee date downtown, all while looking and feeling amazing!

 Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria featuring Dish Skinny Denim

Merino Wool Tunic ($186): You can't go wrong with merino wool, no matter what the season.  It is a staple of my wardrobe.  The Merino Wool Tunic keeps me cozy in the cool early mornings, and stays cool and keeps the sun off my shoulders as the day warms up.  It can be dressed up or down, and is comfy enough to wear all day, as the kids and I explore our community by bike and by foot.

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria Featuring Merino Wool Tunnics

senz° Umbrella Holder (Umbrella Holder $79 / Umbrella $97): The senz° Umbrella and Holder is my newest bike accessory, and I can't wait to test is out!  Although it's pretty dry here in the summer, as fall greets us, and the rain starts, I can attach this umbrella right to my handlebars, and keep me dry as I ride.  The unique design prevents it from turning inside out, and it's specifically designed to withstand wind.  Oh, and it looks really cool!

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria Featuring Senz umbrella holder and Senz umbrellas

Rain Cape ($139 to $149): You can't live on the West Coast and not have a rain cape.  The Happy Rain Days Cape is a vast improvement over your dad's rain cape.  It has inside ties, which keep the back looking tidy and fitted, ribbons to wrap your thumbs or your wrists into to keep your hands, legs and feet dry, and a great hood that keeps it in style. The cape comes in fantastic colours, and folds up neatly in a front hidden pocket that allows you to keep with you tucked away in your pannier during the rainy season. You don't need special rain gear to ride year round. Just toss a cape over your stylish self and you're good to go!

Olena Russell's curated picks for summer cycling for Le Velo Victoria Featuring HappyRainyDays Rain Capes

Let's ride into summer with Olena's Top Curated Picks - You can go directly to Olena's collection and Discover Yours Here! 


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