Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists

With the holidays upon us, it feels appropriate to acknowledge the annual question that always taunts us, “What do I get the cyclist who has everything?” The obvious answer is a self-guided cycling vacation, or a gift certificate towards one, but for those of you looking for something extra to take up stocking space, the following guide will hopefully give you a few ideas.

Under $25

The Midlife Cyclist – Paperback, Amazon, $20

In his debut book, Cyclefit founder Phil Cavell, explores the ever trending 40 and older crowd of cyclists. With contributions from leading coaches, ex-pro and pro team doctors, this book acts as a practical guide for mature cyclists who want to stay healthy, avoid injury, and maximize their achievement levels.

Tour de Pizza – Amazon, $15

If you’re really struggling to find the perfect gift (or maybe you’re looking for your riding club’s White Elephant exchange) this might just do the trick…because who doesn’t love pizza!? Two stainless steel blades with non-stick surfaces, “riding” this across your pizza could be the most fun you have all day.

Under $50

Bivo One Cycling Water Bottle – 21 oz, Bivo, $39

No, this is not just another water bottle. Designed for a better flow without having to squeeze, this 100% recyclable stainless steel bottle is an unmatched alternative to typical plastic cycling bottles. Not only does it work and look great, but the company is carbon neutral, and their bottles use 69% less plastic than traditional bike bottles. Everybody wins!

Park Tool I-Beam Tool – Amazon, $32

Yes, this is another multitool, but let’s be honest, can one really have too many? This tiny tool includes an 8mm wrench, and hex wrenches of sizes 3-6mm, a flathead screwdriver, a T-25 Torx wrench, a tire lever, two spoke wrenches, and a chain tool. It really is an all-in-one gift.

Under $100

Winter Jersey – black, The Black Bibs, $75

This side company of Starlight Custom Cycling Apparel has all your basic cycling apparel, at a fraction of the cost. This winter jersey sports 3 rear pockets, a fully hidden zipper, and is made from thermal material with brushed fleece on the front and back. The best thing about this jersey…you’ll have enough left in the bank to buy one for yourself, too.

Under $200

Summerweight Cycling Jersey – Multiple prints, colors and sizes, Machines for Freedom, $168

This is the gift for the woman rider in your life. Designed for women, by women, this jersey is the perfect solution to protect against prolonged sun exposure while still keeping cool. Its fabric provides UPF 50+ protection, but is light enough to welcome the breeze in. Bonus: it comes in a variety of fun and funky prints and colors.

Best of luck with the holidays and remember, if all else fails, one can never have too many pairs of socks. Or gift certificates for future tours with LifeCycle Adventures.