At the end of 1st Ave. where it meets W. Grant St. in Cape May, New Jersey, sat a tiny Cape Cod–style house where I spent my summers as a kid. The bare-bones home—with an outside shower, creaky screen doors, and no TV—is long gone, replaced by something bigger and more modern. But the historic town, decorated with Victorian homes and horse-drawn carriages, still stands as a reminder of a simpler time.
Thus, the uncomplicated Fuji Cape May is aptly named. With a roughly 2:1 gear ratio (44t up front, 20t in the rear) and smooth-rolling, 2.1-inch-wide tires, this aluminum singlespeed is as efficient in stop-and-go traffic as it is on flats and gradual climbs.
A coaster brake keeps your hands free to indulge a soft-serve twist, and the foam-covered, swept-back handlebar puts you in the ultimate sightseeing position (after all, this is one of the few small towns where a pink and purple house is not out of place). An oversize, padded seat with springs makes for a forgiving bathing suit cruise, and rack and fender mounts give you plenty of options if you want your Cape May to haul extra gear.