Did you know May is National Bike Month? More specifically, May 11-15 is Bike to Work Week. Like clockwork, I’ve gotten at least three emails about bike launches and riding safety clinics this week. I haven’t owned a bike since I lived in a suburban neighborhood during elementary school. While I’ve been thinking about buying a bike in the city, both for exercise and convenience, I’ve had a few hesitations. First, I’m nervous about riding in crazy traffic. I’ve seen a few serious bike accidents on the streets of New York. If I owned a bike, I would likely ride only in the park and on designated pathways (i.e. West Side Highway). I’m also wondering where or how I’d store my bike. There is nowhere outside my apartment building, so I’d have to keep it in my apartment. There are unique ways to hang the bike on a wall (vertical or horizontal). I think I’d have room to do that in my bedroom. It seems that the positives of owning a bike outweigh my hesitations, so I’m going to start shopping around. I’m looking for a city cruiser, rather than a fancy road bike. Does anyone own one that they love? Any features I should look for? Purely based on aesthetics at this point, these are my favorites.