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Bring the beach to you with 10 tropical-inspired biking essentials

With summer officially around the corner, we’re dreaming of sunny days and outdoor bike rides. And just because we’re on coronavirus lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to responsibly jet set (even if it’s just for a few miles on a sweet cruiser). Below, some of our favorite essentials — with a festive, tropical twist — that will keep you and your ride in style.


The wheel deal

Warmer days call for a cruiser in this sunny hue.

Nel Lusso cruiser bike, $174.36 at Huffy Bikes
Nel Lusso cruiser bike, $174.36 at HuffyCourtesy of the designer

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Heady stuff

Helmets are essential: This one wins for its easy-to-close magnetic buckle.

Waterscape helmet, $79.99 at Nutcase Helmets
Waterscape helmet, $79.99 at Nutcase Courtesy of the designer

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A top that pops

The short sleeves make this shirt a no-fuss layering piece.

Oscar stripe shirt, $98 at <a href="https://shop.us.deuscustoms.com/collections/shirts/products/oscar-stripe-shirt-tropical-stripe" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Deus Customs</a>
Oscar stripe shirt, $98 at Deus Ex MachinaCourtesy of the designer

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Flower power

Carved from an actual coconut and large enough to hold a bottle of water, this cup holder is the perfect blend of practical and kitsch.

Cruiser Candy Coconut Bicycle Drink Holder, $24.99 at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Cruiser-Candy-Coconut-Bicycle-Holder/dp/B0725XRTCX/ref=sr_1_67?crid=I31H5NBISTSV&dchild=1&keywords=beach+cruisers+bikes+for+women&qid=1591731992&sprefix=beach+cruisers%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-67&tag=nypost-20" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Amazon</a>
Cruiser Candy Coconut Bicycle Drink Holder, $24.99 at AmazonCourtesy of the designer

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Move and groove

A tie-dye print gives this sporty one-shoulder top a relaxed vibe.

Green tie dye resymetric top, $64 at <a href="https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/collections/women-all/products/green-tie-dye-resymetric-top?variant=31587369746566" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Daily Paper</a>
Green Tie Dye Resymetric Top, $64 at Daily PaperCourtesy of the designer

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Cute kicks

Retro florals for summer are cute (and comfortable!).

Vintage Floral Chuck 70, $80 at <a href="https://www.converse.com/shop/p/vintage-floral-chuck-70-womens-low-top-shoe/568375C.html?dwvar_568375C_color=egret%2Fsunflower%20gold%2Fblack&styleNo=568375C&cgid=floral-trends" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Converse</a>
Vintage Floral Chuck 70, $80 at ConverseCourtesy of the designer

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In the bag

For hands-free convenience, wear this limited edition bum bag messenger-style or around your waist.

Kenzo x Vans bumbag, $265 at <a href="https://www.kenzo.com/us/en/home" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Kenzo </a>(available for purchase starting June 17)
Kenzo x Vans bum bag, $265 at Kenzo (available for purchase starting June 17)Courtesy of the designer

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Darling denim

A high-waisted summer staple with a colorful twist.

Off-White frayed printed ombre denim shorts, $565 at <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-us/shop/product/off-white/frayed-printed-ombre-denim-shorts/1213759" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Net-a-porter</a>
Off-White frayed printed ombré denim shorts, $565 at Net-A-PorterCourtesy of the designer

 

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All about that face

This cotton mask is designed with adjustable straps and is both hand-washable (with soap and water) and reusable.

Reiko hand batik cotton face mask, $20 at <a href="https://studiooneeightynine.com/collections/face-masks/products/blue-reiko-hand-batik-cotton-face-mask" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Studio One Eighty Nine</a>
Reiko hand-batik cotton face mask, $20 at Studio 189Courtesy of the designer

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Bling my bell

Because every bike needs a festive bell.

Electra domed ringer bell, $12.99 at <a href="https://www.bikegallery.com/product/electra-domed-ringer-bell-260880-1.htm" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Bike Gallery</a>
Electra domed ringer bell, $12.99 at Bike GalleryCourtesy of the designer

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