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Schwinn Gammon Cruiser
The Schwinn beach cruiser is a classic. If you’re looking for a bike to ride to the park or to grab a beer with friends, you can’t go wrong with a cruiser. They’re durable, easy to ride, and totally fun. This 18-inch bike will fit most riders. It features a traditional coaster brake and wide tires, with fenders keep you dry when you splash through the occasional puddle. The Gammon ($185 at Amazon) includes curved handlebars for a relaxed and upright riding position, while a spring seat soaks up bumps.
You don’t need to live near the beach to ride a Schwinn cruiser, but you will want to ride in mostly flat terrain; with only one gear, cruisers are not made for climbing, nor for speed.