Find your new ride from one of these imaginative New York bike shops.

The weather is warming up and all of us are looking for more and more excuses to spend quality time outside. Who wants to climb into a sweltering underground Subway station when you can enjoy all the hustle and bustle of the city above ground by bike? For those of us that rank somewhere in between the CitiBike tourist and pro-racer athlete, finding the best bike shop to purchase your next ride can be an overwhelming process, especially with the bountiful array of options in New York City. With many bike shops targeting the serious bike types, we thought we would compile a list for the everyday cyclists. Whether you are looking for an elegant commuter, a vintage beauty or just a cool bike hang-out, we’ve got a list of some of the most imaginative and inspiring bike stores we’ve found in the New York Area.

The Elegant Commuter

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If you are looking for a bike you can take to work and the grocery store, while looking good at the same time, Adeline Adeline is the shop for you. Specializing in elegant yet practical bikes, this shop carries a selection of rides one might see on the streets of devoted bike-commuting cities, such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

A gorgeously curated shop, opened by a former graphic designer, it is filled with beautifully designed pastel hued bikes, build to carrying anything from groceries, gear to children. The price range is broad, with bikes starting at $380 and moving up to $2,000. If you are looking for a great commuter ride, chose between a perfect Brompton, light weight folding bike or a WorkCycles with a comfortable upright fit.

147 Reade St, New York, NY (212-227-1150, adelineadeline.com). Monday closed, Tues- Sun noon–6:30pm.

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