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By Kim Taylor

Summer Classic

A Schwinn bicycle is an American rite-of-passage that evokes childhood memories of freedom, sunny days with billowing clouds, and the thwap of playing cards clipped to spokes. Founded in 1895 in Chicago by Ignaz Schwinn, the Schwinn bicycle company is a part of our heritage. It’s only fitting that you grow into a more appropriate model, so if your terrain this summer will be upstate in the mountains or grass, or New York City’s paved bike lanes, Montauk beach gravel, Hamptons sand trails or a combination of all, Schwinn has a bike for you – one you’ll love.

Urban Cruiser

Whether biking solo or as a group, there’s a model for everyone at; choose from Schwinn’s broad selection of comfy cruisers, hybrid sports-and-casual bikes, urban commuter bicycles, casual bike path models, tough-terrain mountain bikes, and sport road models. Schwinn even offers electric bikes, along with its iconic collection for kids.

Choose Your Details

The Schwinn Vestige garnered a 2010 Eurobike Gold Award for innovative design. Built from biodegradable flax fibers and coated with water-soluble paint, it was the first of its kind in bicycle history. The benefits are numerous, and include a lower carbon footprint when manufacturing. Translucent tubes provide awesome internal lighting, powered by the front hub – eliminating the need for batteries. Fenders and grips are made of bamboo. Kudos to Schwinn for forging new green bike paths.

Gear from head to spoke

At, you can find the retailer closest to you, as well as helmets, repair kits, bells, storage baskets, lights, pads, new bike seats, pumps, bike trailers and jogging strollers for urban dads.

Happy trails this summer!

Originally published July 2011
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