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The 5 best bikes for pandemic-safe commuting this fall

The sweltering heat of summer has come and gone, and now we face the briskness of fall, a.k.a., perfect biking weather. For short distances, biking is the ideal mode of transportation right now: Not only is it great for your physical fitness and gentle on the planet, it allows you to avoid public transportation, which you might feel uncomfortable taking during a (sigh) lingering pandemic. Whether you want to ride to work or the grocery store, or to hang with your quarantine pod, here are our team’s picks for the best bikes for fall commuting.

The timeless classic

The Benz of e-bikes

The sturdy, chic space-saver

The city and mountain bike

The foldable e-bike

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