Friday, February 8, 2008

Beach Cruiser Bicycles



For those outdoor enthusiasts who are more interested in comfort than speed, there’s good news. Beach cruisers are making a comeback! Beach cruisers were very popular in the 1950s with the Baby Boomers but were soon pushed aside to make way for the ten-speeds and mountain bikes. In recent years, the cruisers have become popular once again, and not just for folks living in LA and other beach-laden areas! They’re moving inland!

Designed more for smooth, flat terrains, these bicycles are great for casual street, beach, and boardwalk riding. While there are multi-speed versions of the beach cruiser, these bicycles are not built for speed but for comfort and ease. Everything about this style of bicycle coos, “Relax and enjoy the ride,” to me.

The new versions of the beach cruisers are more lightweight and durable than their ancestors. There are multiple colors and styles for women, men, and children. There are even big & tall beach cruisers, lowriders, and choppers!

I used to love biking but have not done it in years! Maybe this is a way to break back into it without breaking any bones or the bank! Now I’m pondering whether to get back into biking soon and find a bike trailer for Tree Faerie or wait until she’s old enough to ride a bike of her own…

2 comments:

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

My uncle was well-known for being one of those cyclists who would ride his bicycle across several states. Yeah, one of those. For a while, he rode a recumbent (is that right?) bike. Loved it.

carrie & troy keiser said...

When I first saw the picture I thought Chopper! They look like fun... but could you haul two kids in a trailer?!:)