Bikevibe is a Norwegian based journal documenting cycling culture in cities all over the world. Upcoming issue Bikevibe Helsinki releasing August 2020.

Celine Aagaard created quite the frenzy one day in August 2015, when she decided to do what she does everyday: get on her bike. Dressed in a rust coloured fur, with cream flair pants, black high heels and with a Gucci bag hanging effortlessly from the handlebar, Celine peddled her way through the flat streets of Copenhagen. A street-style photographer caught here in action. The next day the photo was on the front page of Vogue. com, aka the bible of the fashion world.

For more than 30 years she has seen Oslo develop into the cycling city it is becoming today, but her relationship with biking started with a red and yellow Raleigh in the Scottish town of Kelso. We had a chat with cycling enthusiast Tharan Fergus about beautiful bikes, the joys of riding and the politics of cycling in Oslo.

In “a small hamlet called Hølen”, Truls Erik Johnsen has taken his fascination with frame building to the next level. This year he is, for the first time, taking orders from riders outside his closest circle of friends - and as with most things he does, including arranging a one-day cycling festival, his ambition is to make cycling fun.

There is no denying that cycling, and especially road cycling, is a man-dominated sport. Therefore we are even happier whenever we get the chance to talk riding with inspiring ladies all around the world. Their message is always the same: more ladies should get on their bike! And they are here to help you get going. Meet the women who are changing the rules of road cycling in Oslo.

When I ride I don’t need to think about anything besides concentrating on the road, artist Ivan Ave says. 

Esben Holmboe Bang, chef and owner of Maaemo, cycles in order to create distance, both physically and mentally. And to become more creative. 

The Norwegian winter is long, cold and at times (very) unsuited for cycling. The solution: Oslo Suffer Club. Indoor cycling has never looked this good.

Part of the beauty of Oslo as a bicycle city is the many possibilities for adventure and exploring what lies only an hour out of the city; Woods, mountains, lakes, streams and miles and miles of voluntary solitude. Here, Marius Nilsen talks about sleeping under the stars, the feeling of freedom and how getting out to the woods is probably easier than you might have imagined.

SubSykkel

Oslo

In need of a quick fix on your bike and not keen on spending this weekend’s beer money on it? SubSykkel is here to help. Originated around Sub Scene, an alternative all-age venue, SubSykkel is run independently in their downtown Oslo venue. Here, founder Arne and mechanic Benjamin host one fix-day a month during the summer.

As a designer I want to focus on projects that can have a positive impact on society. And to get more people to cycle can be an effective way to cope with many of the challenges today’s society is facing. In addition to population growth, an increase in population density and environmental challenges, are research indicating that we are moving less and less.

Oslo is a fantastic city for bicycling, meaning that it is such a short ride to the countryside and the hilly woods. Maridalen is by far my favourite for road cycling: it is a beautiful valley a mere fifteen minute ride from the city center. I also enjoy singletrack riding and gravelgrinding anywhere in the huge forests surrounding the city.

Q&A with one of Oslos many cyclists.

Q&A with one of Oslos many cyclists.

Q&A with one of Oslos many cyclists.

My name is Even Suseg and I work as a freelance graphic designer and photographer. I live at Sagene in Oslo and ride an original Crescent - “The world champion bike”and a DBS Winner, single speed.

As the first shop specializing in urban bikes in Oslo, Dapper Krankenhaus have had the freedom to pick brands from the top shelf. The admiration for good quality is present in everything they do.

My name is Marie Thorsen and I work as a Pedagogic assistant in a kindergarten. I ride a townbike from Nakamura. It is black with white wheels and a basket in the front. Leather handels, seat and toolbag in the back.

My name is Matthew Bryce. Im originally from London but I live and work in Norway. I´m based in Holmenkollen, Oslo and I work as a photographer and occasionally I work on the other side of the camera.

Road cycling is often about love and hate, hate and love. In order to get to the bottom of what drives someone to bike 160 km in rain, wind and sleet, we sat down with biker Mads John Thomseth.

When Einar Støp-Bowitz invites you into his kingdom, also known as Norway’s only combined workshop and bicycle museum, you can expect the unexpected. NB: Einar Støp-Bowitz sadly passed away after this article was published. He will be sorely missed.

What’s going on? Bike polo, of course! We spend a Sunday watching bike polo in Oslo. This is how it went down:

Underestimated, unreleased, hopeless. The words describing Oslo from a biker’s perspective are many, and not all of them very positive. But change is in the air. We sat down with bicycle director of Oslo, Rune Gjøs, in order to get the whole picture.

Hidden inside a backyard at Grünerløkka in Oslo you’ll find Oslovelo. Not that it should be too hard to find, just look for the massive colourful peacock which characterizes the front of the building, and the large white bike painted on the front of Oslovelo’s entrance.

If Oslo were a bike, Oslo Sykkelkompani would design it. Oh wait, that already happened. In 2012, Alexander Kloster-Jensen combined his interest in urban development, product design and architecture with his designer background and created Oslo Sykkelkompani (OSK).

Ernst [ern-st) Adjective used to express admiration when spotting a nice bike. Can also be used as an expression for “let’s bike” and when experiencing happiness while biking, often shouted out loud while a group of bikers are riding fast down Oslo’s streets. Ernst is also the name of a bicycle club, located in Oslo.

With the copper from T-Michael’s studio as a departure point, this collaboration between Oslo Sykkelkompani, Norwegian Rain and T-Michael, celebrates the history of Norwegian copper, the ceramic works of Erik Pløen and Japanese glazing techniques.

Jonas Strømberg is not like you and me. Ok, we like bikes. Maybe you’ll go as far as calling yourself an enthusiast. However that is nothing compared to Jonas. He lives and breathes cycling: gets up at half past five in the morning to get an hour on the road before cycling his kid to kindergarten and himself to work where he, you guessed right, work with bikes.

At one point, Fopp had thirty bikes stored in his small Oslo apartment. We wanted to get to the bottom of his fascination.