Cycling like the celebrities

Images of the rich and famous doing average activities like grocery shopping and walking their kids to school are a snooze, but when a celeb decides to leave their fancy four wheels parked in the garage and takes two out on the road, the camera eats up every pedal.

Big smiles, sexy couples, fresh fashion and shiny rides hit the pavement, rolling past the paparazzi and pleasing the crowds of adoring fans at bay. Celebrities have the power to influence all sorts of trends and biking is one we will gladly stand behind.

This summer's heat wave has brought a handful of stars and their bicycles out and about in New York (check the adorable Kirsten Dunst pictured above) and whether they're tired of taxis, getting a little exercise or just want to feel the wind in their million-dollar locks, they and their rides, immediately take the city's center stage.

Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand pedal through Central Park before stopping for dinner at a park side cafe. Complete with bells and lights, the happy couple was ready for an all night bike-date.

The summer's hottest couple, Blake Lively and Leonardo Dicaprio, played off the heat by biking through downtown traffic on their super suave, Swiss-made Stromer electric bikes. Are they riding against traffic? Maybe Leo and Liv should wear matching Yakkay helmets next time...

Model Helena Christensen and her vintage cruiser look effortlessly picturesque and totally chic while running errands across the city.

Actress Marisa Tomei and long-time beau Logan Marshall-Green riding romantic in the Big Apple last summer.