Whether you need a way to get to school, work, or your local grocery store and café, a bike makes total sense — it's good for the body and the planet. The Bridgeway Triple Step-Thru ($650) has everything a commuter needs: fenders and a chainguard to protect from rainy days, a rack to hold even the largest of loads, and a design that keeps the body upright and comfortable during a commute.
This is my go-to bike whether it's a casual Sunday ride to the beach or I'm fighting downtown traffic on my way to work. I love that the rear rack keeps all my belongings safe and that the design of the bike makes a skirt-and-heels day manageable. It's also a pretty stylish-looking bike, which gives me even more motivation to ride!
— Michele Foley, associate editor