Holiday gift ideas – for people who love bikes

holiday tree (photo credit: Trek Bicycles)Looking for gift ideas? Here are a few items that strike the fancy of our friends and family…

Park Tool home repair stand

> Hold this: Help the bike lover in your life get the tool (s)he needs to tinker and repair. A bike repair stand is durable and collapses when not in use; they’re something every avid cyclist wants, but rarely buy for themselves!

> Accessorize and customize:  Add-ons like bells and baskets, bar tape and Brooks saddles allow the bike fiend to show flare all their own.

> Kid-friendly: We have bikes with streamers, stylish helmets and bells, plus child seats and racks for when they’re riding along with you.

> Sign up for a class: Give the gift of a repair class, so your loved one can learn to fix a flat or even something more intensive.  Or, do you know someone who wants to ride? Empower a loved one with a class to learn to ride the first time – or more experienced folks, learn to race!

> Clothing: Maybe you want to help them wear their heart on their sleeve, or keep their arms warm. (Right now, most of our fall and winter clothing is 20% off.) Unusual gifts include shoe covers to keep toes dry and warm while riding; arm warmers that afford layers without feeling bulky; non-nerdy shorts for protecting your tush and special parts from chaffing (yes, we all have “special parts”); wool socks for wicking – but only our parents or distant uncles give the gift of socks.

Hot damn: Indoor Stationary Trainer

> Stay in shape – indoors: When the weather outside gets frightful, your cyclist can always hop on a trainer. From rollers and trainers to endurance-focused tools, indoor cycling helps bike nuts stay active and in cycling shape through the off-season.

> “I Bike NY” t-shirts: A classic favorite – now available in kids sizes.

And, when in doubt, there’s always gift cards.

But what did we miss – what do you want for the holidays? Let us know in the comments – we’ll share your tips.

PS For a few more lovely ideas, don’t miss the cyclist gift guide on Velojoy.

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