You don't need deep pockets to pick up a sweet ride.

It's been a crazy year so far, and many would-be riders are likely a bit short on cash for a bike right now. That doesn't mean you can't still get on two wheels, though. Even with a budget limit of just $1,500, you can still get a deal on a sweet ride and hit the road this summer.

The key to success is looking for a used bike. You don't need the latest and greatest model to have fun. In fact, some older models can do the job nearly as well as their more expensive modern counterparts. In some cases, you can even get a sweet custom ride that'll be a hit at your local bike night for a fraction of the price that people think you paid.