They are riding their bicycles to the ceremony!
In stylish evening attire, mind you.
|Tom Smuts looking sharp in Rapha's City Collection (Photo by Tom Smuts)|
Like me, he just wants to show drivers that bicycle commuters are also people. That you really can bike everywhere! And by cycling you can be a part of the solution instead of the problem (traffic congestion). And that you CAN wear just about anything -- even formal attire to big social event! He said to the Hollywood Reporter, "A group of people dressed appropriately riding to the Emmys sends a message about the kind of people who commute on bikes." and "It might make drivers more aware that we're not hooligans trying to lengthen their commutes." Read the full article on the Hollywood Reporter.
I hope all goes well for the group ride to the Emmy Awards!! With the 17-mile route between Tom's home and the Nokia Theatre planned by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the support of the city government's Bicycle Advisory Committee, the mayor's office and the TV Academy it sounds like everything will go as smoothly as possible.
I don't have cable television but I hope to catch a glimpse of when the six riders roll onto to the red carpet in the media coverage!! ESPECIALLY of what the ladies are wearing which will be Tom's wife, Meredith Stiehm, and cycling fashion designer and activist Nona Varnado.
Now if I were going to the Emmys on a bicycle, I would have a really tough time deciding what to wear!! As if it isn't hard enough to decide what to wear to an event like this, right?! But these outfits below will work as long as they allow for leg movement to pedal comfortably.
I would wear shorts like Sarah Hyland or Taylor Schilling. The bandeau top under the chiffon shirt is also great for ventilation.
Photos are from the Hollywood Reporter Emmy Parties.
And ride my bike to the Emmys in heels?? Heck yeah!! Or I would stow the heels (and jacket) in a pannier bag.
|Shorts are great for day or night transport cycling|
Or I'd wear a dress with slits like Betsy Brandt. Even Julia Louis-Dreyfus' dress will work if the placket underneath the zipper is stretchy or unfolds like Betabrand's Bike to Work Skirt (which I absolutely LOVE).
|Skirts with slits are also great for transport cycling|
|Dresses or skirts with full bottoms also allow for leg movement|