The Ultimate Bicyclist’s Gift Guide
By Maria Boustead, Guest Contributor
Cycle chic gifts for the casual cyclist in all of us
Looking sharp while bicycling around town is certainly not a new idea but it has definitely gone more mainstream in 2010. Chances are that you are looking for a present for someone who likes to bike and chances are you’re having a hard time finding something unique and gift worthy. Yes? If so, read on…It’s true that all the added publicity and bike lanes hasn’t translated into an abundance of unique bike items – yet. Until then (and Po Campo is working on it!), here is my personally curated list of cool bike accessories and bike-related paraphernalia that takes it up a gear:
|Knog Beetle Lights |
Sleek and lightweight silicone headlights make getting seen a fun part of the bike scene. Available in three colors.Available at Public Bikes for $40 for the pair or $20 each
|Flying Bike Shirt |
Etsy artist Marty May lent us this flying bike design for our first Bike & Be Free stickers – and we love it! Available on Etsy for $20.
|Crane Suzu Brass Bell |
Made in Japan, the bright ring of this bell is intoxicating. Available in silver, gold or brass.
Available at bike.com for $15.
|Po Campo Reflective Pins |
Be seen with our own reflective pins! Comes in three colors, made out of heavy-duty reflective construction materials. Available in three colors.Available at Public Bikes for $18.
|Rue Renee Retro Bicycle Note Card Set |
Very cute and versatile note cards, come in a set of 12. Available on Etsy for $14.
|Fluffy Co. Belt Buckle |
A resin-coated digital print, set in a antiqued nickel tone round-cornered metal buckle. Solid, yet not too heavy. Made in Oklahoma City. Available BuyOlympia for $24.
|Bike Coffee Cup Holder |
Enjoy your morning coffee on your morning commute with Felt Bicycle’s coffee cup holder. Available at Motostrano for $13.
|Po Campo Spare Pocket |
When biking, you can never have too many pockets. With just enough room for the necessities, and reflectivity to get you noticed. Available at Supermarket for $38.
|R&L Bike Notebook |
Po Campo Co-Founder Emily Taylor keeps all her ideas and to-do lists in this fabric journal. Available at Supermarket for $26.
|Bike Cog Bottle Opening Belt Buckle |
Fashion and function! A product after our own hearts. Available BuyOlympia for $45.
|Aesthetic Apparatus Bike Print |
Self Portrait of a Bike Commuter screenprint, created for Minneapolis’ own ArtCrank show. Available at Aesthetic Apparatus for $25.
|Riyoko Shirtband |
The shirt bands provide perfect bum coverage for your low cut pants and high cut t’s – plus a little splash of style. Available at Riyoko’s online store for $30.
|C and P Wall Mounted Bike Rack |
Finally, a bike rack that looks just as good when your bike is out to play. Made of reclaimed wood in Vancouver. Available at Supermarket for $85.
|Po Campo Handlebar Clutch |
Perfect sized for a day ride or a night out on the town. Recently featured in the NY Times! Available on Yanko for $92.
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|Henrik Vibscov Bike Bag |
Scandinavian fashion designer contributes this stylish tote to the cycle chic scene. Perfect for the male or female fashionista in your life. Available at Adeline Adeline for $365.
|Lost Values LFLECT Scarf |
Ingenious use of reflective threads and yarns by the UK collaborative Lost Values. Available at Lost Values for $115.
|Poka Chainguards |
Laser cut and exceedingly cute chainguards handmade by our pal Suzanne in Toronto. Available on Poka‘s website for $150.
|Nau Riding Trench |
Whether stuffed in a backpack or folded in a briefcase, the street-smart Succinct Trench offers generous protection from the elements in a light, compressible package. Available on Nau’s website for $250.
|Po Campo Rack Tote |
Our rocking Rack Tote attaches easily to your bike rack, stores all your daily needs and is as durable as can be. Available at the Bicycle Muse for $160.
|Yakkay Helmets |
A helmet base with interchangeable covers makes for less conspicuous safety headwear. Available at the Bicycle Muse for $175.
|Riyoko Riding Blazer |
A practical and stylish basic to complete your riding wear look. Available on Riyoko’s online store for $250.
|Brooks Leather Saddle |
One of the easiest ways to step up the style and comfort of a bike. I recommend the B67 model. Available on Brook’s website for $117.
Cycling has never been this hip.