An Easy How To Guide On Riding Your Bike In A Skirt & Heels!

by Roxana Hernandez · May 31, 2011

It's time to throw out your sneakers and spandex shorts, put on your summer dress and your favorite pair of heels and ride a bike. With these tricks up your fashionable sleeve you'll be able to pedal in almost anything and never have to sacrifice your slammin' summer style!

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Skirts and Dresses

Don't trade your summer skirts and dresses for spandex shorts or a "cycle-friendly" get up. This is New York and everything is possible. Wear your skirt or dress and pedal your way from point A to point B.

Here's how: find an elastic band (headband or even a garter) that fits around your thigh, then attach a safety pin to it and slip it on so it's above your knee. Then, once your on your bike safety pin the elastic ban to the inside of your skirt.

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Heels

Forget about wearing your sneakers while riding a bike. As long as you can walk 3 blocks in heels then riding a bike in them will be easy. Some skeptics think that riding a bike in heels is impossible. Well, we're here to prove them wrong because it CAN be done with two simple tricks

Pedal with the toes/balls of your feet

Keep your heel up

You may also want to consider the sole of your shoe. Is it made of wood and very slippery? Just hold on tight to the handle bars. And if all else fails, just put on your best pair of flats and carry those killer heels in your bike basket to show them off.

For those of you who are still a little scared

Watch AOL's video: How to Bike in High Heels. They show you exactly how to pin, clip and tuck everything and prove that riding a bike in heels is just as easy as 1,2,3!

For those of us still hesitant to put on our Manolos and ride a bike, Ce Ce Chin, designer of 80%20 shoes, has pretty much perfected the art of Pradas-on-pedal. Watch her make riding a bike in heels on the Williamsburg Bridge look sooo easy in her spring '11 collection video.

80%20 Spring 2011 Video Lookbook from 8020shoes on Vimeo.