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GiveLoveCycle gives cycling a fashionable spin! This project funds production of our premier collection of bicycle helmet CarryAlls.

**EXCITING UPDATE**

We are so thrilled with the participation of our amazing supporters that we are offering a reward for ALL Backers over $150.  Don't miss your chance to receive a custom waterproof Neoprene cover for either your iPad/e-Reader to go with the Small CarryAll or a 15" laptop for the Large IN ADDITION to your new GLC CarryAll!  

GLC Neoprene Waterproof Laptop and E-reader sleeves
GLC Neoprene Waterproof Laptop and E-reader sleeves

GiveLoveCycle started with two college best friends set on making cycling an everyday part of our lives. We are professional women that believe style should not be compromised in order to bike. We could not find a fashionable yet functional bicycle bag anywhere so we are making it our mission to create the perfect solution for both. 

Go Rutgers!
Go Rutgers!

The GiveLoveCycle CarryAll allows you to seamlessly transition from your bike to work, a date, or wherever you go without sacrificing style. With bike sharing on the rise around North America, we saw a void in bicycle products for women like us who bike as their main form of transportation. We encourage every female to get on a bike and ride safely by finally answering the common question of where to store your helmet once off the bike. 

ABOUT THE GIVELOVECYCLE CARRYALL

Our CarryAlls cleverly disguise your helmet, the first bicycle bag of its kind.
Because we are real girls who bike, we knew our GLC CarryAlls have to be made to do just that. We incorporated biking necessities like reflective piping and a waterproof, easy-to-clean, vegan faux leather shell and lining. 

The GLC Small CarryAll attaches to all handlebars and standard rear bike racks.  This bag also perfectly fits the bikeshare's front basket. 

GiveLoveCycle Small CarryAll
GiveLoveCycle Small CarryAll
Small CarryAll attaches to your front handlebars or rear bike rack
Small CarryAll attaches to your front handlebars or rear bike rack
GiveLoveCycle Small CarryAll in a NYC CitiBike prototype! Click here for CitiBikeNYC information.
GiveLoveCycle Small CarryAll in a NYC CitiBike prototype! Click here for CitiBikeNYC information.

The GLC Large stashes your quick shoe change in the bottom and converts into a comfy backpack. This size makes an amazing gym bag too!

 

GiveLoveCycle Large CarryAll
GiveLoveCycle Large CarryAll
How to convert the Large into a backpack
How to convert the Large into a backpack
Convertible backpack for easy riding
Convertible backpack for easy riding

Both styles can be worn crossbody or held in-hand. The pockets and inside details are the same as your favorite purse - inside zip pocket for valuables, an easy-find clip for your keys, two holders for your cell phone and sun glasses, front zip pocket and back slip pocket – Small CarryAll fits tablet/e-reader and Large CarryAll fits laptop and work files.  

We are so excited to introduce the first polished, practical bicycle bag to the market and the bike world is taking notice.  When Momentum Magazine’s July/August 2012 Carry Stuff Issue came to magazine stands, we were thrilled to be included in their "smart living by bike" mantra.  Check out the page featuring our GLC Small CarryAll to see what they had to say about our bag:  

This brand new high-quality beautiful women's bike bag raises the bar higher than ever for bike fashion today.

Momentum Magazine, July/August 2012
Momentum Magazine, July/August 2012

WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW 

To promote our brand, we have been participating in biking events, expos and a bicycle fashion show to gain exposure for GLC. We forged partnerships with like minded orgs and bike shares to collaborate on custom products. We have also brought our product to retail outlets - the positive response has been very encouraging. 

For the past 6 months we have been perfecting a prototype of both the Large and the Small sizes. After numerous revisions and incorporating valuable feedback from mentors in the bicycle and handbag industries, the patterns have now been perfected and are ready to be duplicated. The stars have aligned for both product perfection and enthusiastic interest and with your support we can take GLC to its next step - production.

OUR PLAN FOR THE FUNDS 

With your help, the money we raise will be used to produce our Premier Collection, due out in Fall 2012. Our top priority is to create bags that are simultaneously beautiful and functional - the exact bag missing from the bike bag market. The funds we raise will be used in two main areas: 

1. Materials: We incorporate over 30 components to create the Small CarryAll and over 40 for the Large. Materials include waterproof shell and lining, hardware, logo tags, zippers, reflective piping, etc.
2. Labor: The intricate details of these bags demand skilled professionals for each step of the process, including pattern makers, cutters, sewers, and casters. 

We are working with factories in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hong Kong. We will use our patterns for our first production of two color variations, black with bone details and bone with black details.  The initial colors we selected are timeless and match everything in our closets and yours too!  Our Premier Collection will be sold on our online boutique and select retail locations. 

GET REWARDED FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Reward Details: 

*All reward amounts include shipping cost to the United States*

GiveLoveCycle Logo Pendant Necklace

GLC Logo Cuff Bracelet

GLC Logo T-shirt

GLC Small CarryAll

GLC Large CarryAll

1. All rewards include shipping via USPS.

2. We will send you an email once the Kickstarter is over to get your details (ie sizes/color selection and where to ship)

3. If you have any questions, just let us know: GLC@givelovecycle.com

FAQ

  • As my gym instructor asked in the middle of the class, "who brought me the stylish gym bag?" We have received comments from test users about the versatility of this bag. Women are taking it to the gym as well as traveling with it due to its storage capabilities. The bottom aerated compartment stores your sneakers/clothes as well as easily stowing under an airplane seat with laptop, e-reader and all your travel essentials.

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  • Road tested, shoulder approved! By offering a variety of ways to bike with our bags, whether cross body or the Large in backpack form the padded strap makes for a great ride.

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  • Yes! We are using a vegan polyurethane that offers a supple leather like feel whole being water proof and stain resistant.

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    Our eternal gratitude for supporting and believing in GiveLoveCycle.

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    The GLC Biking-in-Style Starter Kit: Everything you need to start biking in style! Quench your thirst with our 24 oz GiveLoveCycle logo collapsible water pouch. Keep your change of shoes handy with our GLC drawstring shoe bag. Finally, never get caught with helmet hair and dirty hands! Quickly check your hair, makeup and remove biking grime with our logo 3 in 1 Brush/Mirror/Soap set. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Sorry, this reward is not available for international shipping.

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    The GLC Brand Ambassador: Show love for GLC while biking with your very own custom made American Apparel logo t-shirt. Also included is the entire GLC Biking-in-Style Starter Kit to give you a push to start pedaling! Sorry, this reward is not available for international shipping.

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    The GLC Sparkling Trekker: Your exposed wrist when gripping the handlebars will sparkle with a GLC logo cuff bracelet. This gorgeous gold cuff sparkles with a Swarovski Crystal detail. You will also receive our custom American Apparel GLC t-shirt and our shoe bag. Includes shipping cost to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $25 shipping charge.

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    The GLC Fabulous Voyager: Be the first proud owner of a GiveLoveCycle Small CarryAll! Stay fabulous on and off your bike with this stylish, durable, multi-functional bicycle bag. Your Small CarryAll comes with a duster bag for safe keeping. Choose between black with bone detail OR bone with black detail. Guarantee your choice now because this reward is limited to 25 of each color. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $50 shipping charge due to size.

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    The GLC Glam Girl Rider: Presenting the ultimate next generation cycling bag. You will be the envy of all your friends with a GiveLoveCycle Large CarryAll. Your Large CarryAll comes with a GLC duster and shoe bag. To complete your look, this reward also includes our GLC logo pendant. Your choice of black with bone detail OR bone with black detail. Guarantee your selection now because this reward is limited to 25 of each color. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $50 shipping charge due to size.

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    The GLC Choosy Adventurer Set: What could look more stylish than toting your GLC Small CarryAll with our matching jewelry? Choose either our gold logo pendant or cuff bracelet. Your Small CarryAll comes with a GLC duster bag to keep it dust free in the rare occasion you put it down. This reward also includes a GLC shoe bag. Guarantee your selection now because this reward is limited to 25 of each color. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $50 shipping charge due to size.

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    The GLC Choosy Explorer Set: You are gunning for the roomy backpack but need extra bling as well. Receive the GLC Large CarryAll and your choice of logo necklace OR cuff. Guarantee your selection now because this reward is limited to 25 of each color. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $50 shipping charge due to size.

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    The GLC Glitteratti Package: Biking in style has never been easier! You are the ultimate GiveLoveCycle chic rider with the GiveLoveCycle CarryAll of your choice plus our custom T-shirt, necklace AND cuff, the entire Biking-in-Style Starter Kit, as well as our logo duster and shoe bag. Guarantee your selection now because this reward is limited to 25 of each color. Includes shipping costs to the United States. Eligible for international shipping with additional $50 shipping charge due to size.

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