How to Bike in a Skirt Without Flashing Your Entire Block

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Summer is finally here, which means prime bike-riding season is in full swing - and with Minneapolis being one of the top 20 best cities for biking in the world, and cities like San Francisco on the rise, we think we'll opting for our bikes even more this summer!

While we love our bikes, fashionistas don't exactly love the fact that riding a bike basically eliminates us from wearing all the cute sundresses in our closet - but not anymore! Believe it or not, it actually IS possible to enjoy your mini skirt and bicycle together this summer!

While biking in a skirt or dress can be a struggle on your first try, it's definitely not impossible. Some skirts and dresses are better suited for your bike ride than others - contrary to popular belief, a mini skirt is actually probably your best bet. Longer midi or maxi length skirts and dresses might ride up as you push the pedals, but a mini skirt is less likely to move since your hemline is already above your knees. Not to mention it's probably not going to be pretty if you wear something long enough to get caught in your wheel. If you really just can't bear to part with your favorite maxi dress, try tying it up in a knot before riding!
portrait of cyclist in city area
Still a little nervous? It's not a bad idea to throw on a pair of spandex or other mini, tight-fitting shorts underneath! We're guessing that pair of Nike Pros you usually reserve for the gym would work great here.

Other Pinterest-worthy hacks? Try putting a small hair clip or safety pin along the front hem of a floaty skirt to weigh it down. While a trendy wrap skirt is probably the least ideal shape for a bike ride (hello gusts of wind blowing up an entire HALF of your skirt!) a safety pin connecting the front of your skirt will definitely help.

Riding a bike in a skirt doesn't have to limit your #ootd game this summer! With a few simple hacks the struggle of "bike or best-dressed?" won't be an issue.

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