Summer’s in full swing, and anyone who knows you, knows you’re probably out cycling, whatever the weather or time of day. Get in gear with accessories for touring or training worthy for wear.
Whether from rain, blustery gales, or hot, sweltering sun, you need go gear that protects and keeps you comfortable while traversing the miles. Well-seasoned pros, city touring and park cyclists alike, may want to upgrade their ride with a few safety features like better brake pads, side mirrors, night lights or reflective decals. Beyond the basics — cushy seat covers, gel handgrips, and mud fenders — become must have’s for enthusiasts commuting daily to school or work.
Just out of the store with an armful of items? Your bike, plus a front basket, rear-mounted rack, or pannier will do the job nicely and keep your hands and arms free. Who says hands-free is only for handsets?
For happy children, add some colorful or sparkly decorations to their bike, or maybe a horn or hand bell — simple, entertaining and a great way of alerting neighbors and pets in their path. For the child co-pilot, a rear child safety seat is a hot ticket item to get them acquainted with riding.
As the seasons change, being prepared is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your ride fun. Sometimes, as they say, it’s the little things that make all the difference. If not for yourself, share your cycling fever, and treat family or friends to a cool, practical gift they’ll enjoy out on the road or trail.
In that spirit, we’ve gathered some accessories that we think you might find useful, below.