In an effort to make my cruiser more functional, I bought a sturdy Bontrager rack for my rear fender. I decided on the Bontrager because I already have the same one on my Trek. Therefore, I can use the utility type tour bag I already have, as well as my beautiful Po Campo Armitage satchel, or pannier. Now, bringing home groceries (or something more exciting) will be a breeze!
Besides using the beach cruiser for groceries on Sunday, I cycled through my new town to meet up with family at a local restaurant. I really feel riding a bike is the best way to experience neighborhoods, up close and personal.
I was disappointed that there wasn’t a rack to lock up my bike, once I arrived at my destination. Cycling is an extremely popular method of transportation in Long Beach, NY. And with the anticipation of more riders through the bike rental program, more racks would be a positive addition around town. Do you have easy access to bike parking?