People power — in the physical, literal sense of the idea — can get you from point A to point B in a flash, especially if you’re already living in a walkable or bike-friendly community. Why not stay in shape (and help keep pollution down) by investing in an awe-inspiring, futuristic bicycle that might be available now — or, fingers crossed, in the near future?

With all kinds of alloys, new materials and construction processes, plus a ton of cool (and sometimes slightly freaky) new bike designs out there, the world of pedal-and-chain locomotion has plenty of new tricks up its sleeves. Here are just a few coming down the pipeline.