Riding a Beach Cruiser Bicycle may not be a difficult task for most but there are some important tips to remember to ensure a safe ride and proper maintanence of your cruiser.
Avoid leaving your beach cruiser out in the rain or outside overnight if dew is a possibility for the next morning. Certain parts of a cruiser will rust if left out in wet conditions, especially the chain, and if the chain rusts you cruiser will not ride as smooth as it should. Please note that your cruiser will not be apt to rust unless exposed to moisture for long periods of time.
Try to avoid getting sand on the bike chain, and/or on the gear sprockets. The sand will cause friction on the chain and the gears and will cause more wear and tear on your cruiser.
Always make sure your beach cruiser is locked up with the proper lock. Also make sure you lock your tire to the frame of the bike, and the bike frame to the bike rack. If the frame isn't locked to the tire a thief could remove the front tire and get away with your bike. We recommend a U-Lock, it is a heavy duty lock that is nearly impossible to break through. It can't guarantee your bike won't be stolen but it will discourage thieves from trying.
Obey all traffic laws and signs when riding your beach cruiser. Although most people don't need to be reminded of this, we just want to ensure the safety of everyone that buys a beach cruiser from us. Riding on piers and boardwalks can be pretty hectic with the number of people walking and riding bikes. If there are signs or flashing lights stating to walk your bike please obey, it will help ensure your safety and the safety of others around you.
On occassions it is beneficial to ensure the chain, gears (if applicable), and the seat springs are properly lubricated. We recommend on occasion using WD-40 to lubricate these parts to preserve the life of them and to enable them to work as well as possible.
Lastly, enjoy the ride on your beach bike, our bikes are meant to provide comfortable, relaxing rides whether it be by the beach or around town.