New Yorkers are known for being independent, stylish, and used to having everything at their fingertips. Unfortunately, we also crowd the subways and spend exorbitant amounts of hard earned money on cabs. When it's not reasonable to keep a car, and your sick of the A train, it's time to get a bike.

[Russel Brand and Katy Perry testing their biking chops.]

If you are itching to dust your two-wheeler off or are ready to make the investment, first take a look at the Guest of a Guest guide "How To Buy A Bicycle in the City."


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