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bike picnic!

by Amy Azzarito

OK, let’s be honest. For a bike picnic, the only real requirements are a bike and a sandwich. But I’ve been spending (for me) a lot of time on my bike this summer. The fact that I bought a new bike in February has been a pretty big motivator (nothing like a credit card statement to make you ride a little harder). And I’ve been hankering for a romantic bike picnic. My old bike had a basket, which made carrying things easy, but with my new ride, I have to get a little more creative. I love the bike picnic basket that attaches to the front of a bike, or maybe the picnic backpack . . . Either way, I’m determined to picnic this weekend. — Amy Azzarito

Image above: 1. Folding Knife, $36.50 (for wine or cheese and crackers — or both!); 2. Picnic At Ascot Eco Picnic Backpack with Blanket for Two, $75; 3. Sofia Champagne, $14.99/four pack (The pop-top can is perfect for a picnic, and if you don’t trust your riding and drinking, you have the option to split a single can.); 4. Twist n’ Crack Almonds, $14 (For those who like to work for their food.); 5. Canvas Pencil Roll, $10; 6. Beach Blanket, $41.99; 7. Bike Picnic Basket, $55; 8. Burt’s Bees Bug Spray, $18.88 (For me, this is necessary insurance that I don’t have a miserable, itchy night.)

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