Are you searching for the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life? Whether they are a casual rider or a seasoned pro, we have compiled a list of gift ideas to make their riding experience even more enjoyable. From practical accessories to fashionable and cute bells, these gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on their face and make them feel like a true champion on the road, bike path, or trail. Most of the ideas are under $100, with plenty of options under $50 that make for a great gift.
1. Cycling Gloves
Gloves are critical for comfort when riding and also offer important protection in case of a fall, so any rider will appreciate a new pair of high-quality riding gloves.Even the best gloves will wear out from a season or less of regular use so any rider is always in the market for another pair.
Our favorite gloves are made by HandUp and come in a wide variety of styles and designs. We seriously wear these every day. Get the "Most Days" gloves for a mountain biker or commuter who typically rides in nice weather. Road bikers will appreciate fingerless gloves, and the cold weather gloves are awesome for cooler days.
These gloves include a microfiber palm and full touch screen compatibility. They also offer excellent grip, ensuring a secure hold on the handlebars even in wet conditions. HandUp's prints are 11/10 with so many fun styles available, and they all include a saying on the palm for extra fun points.
Available at handupgloves.com
2. Handlebar Bag
Road riders and commuters alike will appreciate a handlebar bag for storing essentials like a repair kit and snacks on their rides. This Handlebar Bag from HandleStash is high quality USA made construction, features a wide opening to make accessing your gear easier, and comes in many fun colors and patterns (as well as black). The 2 liter size is just right for most rides except for bikepacking adventures which require their own style of bags.
Available at Amazon or handlestash.com
3. Cute AF Bells
Bike bells are a necessity for anyone riding in the city, and are even required by law in many places. These bells by Cute Things Seattle are a traditional design in a wide variety of super cute designs. Cute Things Seattle is a small family company out of, you guessed it, Seattle, and their kids actually do all the artwork for the bells. Isn't this Alpaca Cute AF?
Available at handlestash.com
4. Bike Lights
Ensure your cyclist friend stays safe during their rides with a set of bright bike lights. These lights not only increase visibility but also make them more noticeable to other road users. Look for lights with different modes, such as steady and flashing, to suit different riding conditions. Your cyclist friend will thank you for helping them stay visible and safe on the road.
If the rider in your life is into social rides and beer cruises, consider getting them decorative wheel lights in addition to traditional lights. These lights by Nite Ize install on the spokes and let you easily adjust the color to both increase visibiltiy and also add style.
5. Bike Cup Holder
Speaking of riders who enjoy social rides and beer cruises, a bike cup holder is a must have accessory, and is also a great accessory for commuters who want to grab a drink on the go. The Shock Absorbing Cup Holder by HandleStash features an innovative design that reduces spills and adjusts to any drink and any handlebar. These cup holders are made in the USA in Colorado and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Available on Amazon or at handlestash.com
6. Bike Lock
Help your cyclist friend protect their beloved bike with a sturdy bike lock. Look for a lock that is both secure and easy to use. A cable combination lock is lightweight but offers minimal protection, so should be used with caution. Consider a heavy-duty U-lock for maximum security. Kryptonite is the gold standard of U-Locks and nobody will question your judgement getting a quality U-Lock from Kryptonite. With a reliable bike lock, your cyclist friend can have peace of mind knowing their bike is safe wherever they go.
Cost: $92.95 (On Sale for $64.87 at time of writing)
Available on Amazon
7. Stem Bags
Stem Bags are popular with bikepackers, commuters, and all types of riders to hold an extra water bottle or snacks within easy reach. They attach to the handlebar and stem of the bike using velcro straps. These bags by HandleStash are insulated to keep water cold longer, come in a variaty of fun colors and patterns, and are high quality construction made in Colorado.
Available on Amazon or handlestash.com
8. E-Bike Rated Bike Helmet
Safety should always come first, and a bike helmet is an essential piece of gear for any cyclist. Traditional bicycle helmets are only designed for impacts at speeds up to 15MPH, but modern ebikes are built to go much faster than that with ease - up to 28MPH. The Dutch created a dedicated standard, NTA-8776, for ebike helmets to be certifying up to 28MPH. These XNITO helmets are certified to the NTA-8776 standard and include rechargeable built in lights, ventilation, and retro cool styling.
9. Bike Phone Mount
The e-bike commuter in your life uses a phone for navigation and it can be handy to have that navigation available on the handlebar. This handy accessory allows them to easily navigate their route, listen to music, or answer calls while keeping their hands on the handlebars.
This mount by Nite Ize has a secure and adjustable design, it fits most smartphones and ensures a stable and safe ride.
Available at niteize.com
With these gift ideas, you can't go wrong when it comes to finding the perfect present for the cyclist in your life. Whether they are a beginner or a seasoned rider, these gifts will enhance their cycling experience and show them how much you care. So go ahead and surprise them with a gift that will make them feel like a true champion on the road!