After several false starts to the summer, we are finally knee-deep in some steamy hot weather. And what better way to face the sunshine head-on than outdoors, letting freedom reign on your very own awesome bike? And like everything you ever-discriminating ladies like to call your own, our top 10 two-wheelers offer a little something stylish for everyone. From Williamsburg ingenue to midtown minimalist, it's the perfect time to take a ride.
Above: 2009 Fixed Gear Continuum in Icy Lavender, $650, available at Continuum Cycles: Ready for some real street cred? From the Lower East Side to Brooklyn, this previously sold-out Continuum bike is back. You have to stop by the store to buy...and that's if the owner deems you worthy enough.
Acne x Bianchi, $2,500, available at Acne: Don't let the pink fool you. Based on the original Pista racing model, this bike is shaped like traditional men's bikes—but is made smaller with the dropped handlebars, just for you ladies.
Gary Fisher Simple City 8 W, $775.99, available at Village Cycle: Combining the old-school roadster aesthetic with a new light frame, Gary Fisher has mastered the art of looking good without getting sweaty (when carrying it up your fifth floor walk-up).
Bowery Lane Breukelen Bicycle, $595, available at Bowery Lane: Handcrafted in New York, this Bowery Lane bike is a perfect example of vintage city cool...just check out that signature wooden crate on the back!
Cynthia Rowley Beach Cruiser, $550, available at Cynthia Rowley: This beach cruiser offers you two very important things: One, our favorite Gossip Girl, Leighton Mester rode it on the show. Secondly, there's an amazing paint job that goes with any summer outfit.
Nirve Coco Loco Cruiser, $439.99, available at Nirve: I rented this bike (the guy's version, of course...) in Montauk this summer and it has become one of my favorites when riding to the beach. I highly recommend it—just don't try riding after one too many margaritas.
Fendi Abici Amante Donna, $9,500, available at Fendi flagship stores: This Fendi statement-accessory-meets-high-end-street-ride is perfect if you have 9k laying around. Besides, there are removable fur saddlebags.
Cannondale Scalpel Féminine, $3499.99, available at Tree Fort Bikes: My obsession with Cannondale started around the age of 16, when I first laid eyes on that huge frame. This style offers ladies one of the ultimate rides...no pun intended.
Batavus Old Dutch Step Through, $799.99, available at Curbside Cycle: Modeled after the original Dutch step through, Batavus has taken its most classic bike and re-made it in this beautiful dark red hue.