Design a Custom Beach Cruiser at (Review)

Want a custom bicycle you can pimp out with all the whistles and bells? (Literally…get a bell!) Read my review of to find out how to design your own beach cruiser online.

My sweet BeachBike way beyond the beach in Arizona
My sweet BeachBike in Arizona (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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Why Get a Beach Cruiser

Sure, beach cruisers are awesome for cruising along the boardwalk at the beach. Hence, the name beach cruiser.

But these bicycles are also handy for tooling around your neighborhood or pedaling along paved bike paths, even when there’s no beach in sight.

It’s better for your back to sit up straight on a beach cruiser, rather than hunched over with a street or mountain bike. This riding posture makes taking in the scenery easier, too.

This 3-speed BeachBike is so my style!
This 3-speed BeachBike is so my style! (Photo from

Custom Build Your Beach Cruiser

It’s so fun to build the bike you want and makes it easy to do. Just fill out an online customizer.

Start by picking your bike frame (with options for men and women). Then choose your color, rims, fenders, seat and grips.

Then, trick out your beach cruiser with extras like a basket for holding lunch or gym gear. Of course, you’ll want to get a bell to let other bikers know you’re coming and a beam light for safety during nighttime rides. Add a back rack or surfboard rack, if that’s your groove. You can even get a cup holder to stay hydrated on the go.

I love my pretty 7-speed, vanilla-colored BeachBike. I snazzed it up with an easily removable white basket, blue bell and light, plus a pink cup holder.

7-speed BeachBike for men
Black 7-speed BeachBike (Photo from

BeachBikes Ship Nationwide

Fittingly, is located in Southern California. However, they ship for FREE throughout the United States.

Your BeachBike arrives 85 percent pre-assembled. Then you (or in my case, my husband and dad!) install your pedals and seat before fine-tuning. provides detailed instructions plus links to videos to make the process easier.

Need more assistance? Email or call your own personal mechanic to walk you through the steps. 

To help with brake installation, we brought my BeachBike to a local bike shop and had them make sure everything was good to go (for just $25). 

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What color beach cruiser by BeachBike would you choose? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: I received free product but did not get any monetary compensation related to this blog post. All opinions are mine, as always.

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  1. I’d go for something bright, maybe yellow! Everyone in my family has a bike except me and I think it’s time I get one! The Mission Bay Boardwalk is perfect for cruising and I need to not let these years pass by not doing the fun free activities. Love idea of customizing this Beach Bike!

    1. Definitely time to get a bike to join your family in some adventures in SoCal!