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by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine

With spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to hit the roads or trails. Here’s the gear that will get you there in style.

Let’s do lunch.
Plan a perfect lunch or sunset dinner to complement an easygoing bike ride. Step Beach collection bicycle picnic basket by Nantucket Bike Basket Co., $59.99 at Wheelies, 176 Route 70, Medford, (609) 953-9383

Keep your footing.
If it’s been a while since you went for a spin, you might like Electra’s patented flat foot technology, which allows your feet to reach the ground without compromising your pedaling posture. Townie 7D by Electra, $439.99 at Erlton Bicycle Shop, 1011 W. Route 70, Cherry Hill, (856) 428-2344

Get on track.
Combine turn-by-turn directions with heart-rate and speed monitoring with this handlebar-ready computer that works for on- and off-road adventures. Edge 705 by Garmin, $550 at Danzeisen & Quigley, 1720 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill, (856) 424-5969

Hit the trails.
Rugged but incredibly light, this redesigned full-suspension mountain bike minimizes impact and maximizes control for off-road riding. Dakar XCT 4 by Jamis, $6,300 at Freeride, 8 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, (856) 429-0123

Use your head.
The latest helmet from Specialized is Kevlar-reinforced, super-lightweight and aerodynamic. Prevail helmet by Specialized, $230 at Action Wheels, 1066 Route 45, Deptford, (856) 468-5115

Be a lightweight.
For road biking, the redesigned Cervelo R5 includes an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frame, but it’s plenty stiff for an efficient ride. R5 by Cervelo frameset, $4,900, full bikes from $6,600 at Keswick Cycle, 305 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill, (856) 795-0079

Pull your weight.
If your child is ready to pedal—but can’t quite keep up—this trailer keeps them close, making for a family-friendly ride. Tug-a-Bug Trailer by Sun Bicycles, $159.99 by special order at Ricco’s Cyclery, 600 S. White Horse Pike, Somerdale, (856) 783-3035

Photo: Dakar XCT 4 by Jamis

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 12 (March, 2011).
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