Do you have someone on your holiday list that spends countless hours out riding their bicycle? Whether they spend hours out riding around the neighborhood or on the trails, a cyclist can always use new gadgets or gear to fuel their cycling addiction.
However, if you aren’t familiar with cycling, then buying gifts for someone that enjoys the sport can be quite the challenge. Cyclists tend to have a ton of upfront costs if they are new to the sport. Seasoned cyclists still have to spend several hundred dollars every year in order to keep their bicycle maintained to avoid injuries or damage to the bike.
Gift Card to the Bike Store
A bicycle, just like a car, needs maintenance in order to get the most out of your ride. Whether your bike needs basic or routine maintenance, the cost of maintaining a bicycle can easily add up to several hundred dollars a year. Even though gift cards aren’t as personal as a gift, you can’t go wrong giving them a gift card to help pay for things they want or need in order to ride their bike safely.
Bicycle gloves tend to get stinky if they are worn for long periods of time. Even if your favorite rider has a new pair, getting them another pair of bicycle gloves won’t be tossed in the bottom of their gear bag. Instead, they will likely add them to their glove rotation. Gloves are designed to help protect the cyclist’s hands while riding or in the event of a fall. The gloves help provide cushioning and in the winter time, full finger gloves can help keep the fingers warm while out riding.
Safety lights are a must if you plan on riding at dusk or after dark. The lights help motorists and other cyclists to be able to see you on the road. Plus, having a front strobe light also lights your path so that you don’t hit debris in the roadway or trail too. We recommend this easy to install, rechargeable superbright bicycle safety light.
Portable Cycling Repair Toolkit
Whether you ride on the open road or hit your favorite trail, you never know when you an emergency repair kit for your bicycle. A portable cycling repair toolkit has everything that you might need to make an emergency repair while out riding.
Mini Bike Pump and Tire Repair Kit
Just like the tires on your car, the tube in your bicycle tires is not invincible and being without the proper tools to fix it. A flat tire could end up stranded or you will end up walking your bicycle back home. We recommend this bike repair bag with an air pump because it comes with all of the tools that you need to deal with a flat tire.
Wireless Speaker and Power Bank
Using headphones to listen to music while your riding on the open road is quite dangerous. If you have the music cranked up in both ears, you will be unable to hear things going on around you. A wireless speaker system will allow you to play and hear your music without blocking everything else going on around you. Plus, it has a power bank to charge a wireless device too. This is the one that I would want for Christmas.
Have you ever wanted to know how fast you are going when you ride your bike? This speedometer not only will let your favorite cyclist so they can determine how fast and how far they are riding. It would even be a great stocking stuffer too.
Bike Trainer Stand
We all know that it never fails to rain when there is a need to train for the next race. An indoor bike trainer stand would allow for speed training. A bike stand would allow for indoor workouts when it is way too hot outside or for use on a rainy day. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, this indoor bike trainer can help you take your fitness to a new level and it won’t disturb those around you. We suggest this fluid bike training stand to use with the bicycle that you already own.
Whether your favorite cyclist is a newbie or an experienced rider, we hope that our gift guide helps you pick the perfect gift for them. Cycling has a ton of upfront costs and getting them useful gifts will be appreciated so that they can continue their cycling passion.