If you know anyone bitten by the cycling bug, you know how easily the hobby can spiral into an obsession.
Oh sure, it begins innocently enough with “I think I’m gonna start riding my bike on that trail in the park to get some exercise,” but we all know where that leads…
Races and riding gear and entire days on the open road! At least, that’s how it happened to my bestie.
So with her help, here’s a list of great gifts for cyclists we’ve curated to help you shamelessly support your favorite bike rider’s addiction!
Gifts for Cyclists of All Kinds
1. Cyclist Portrait Caricature
A cartoon portrait of your favorite cyclist doing their favorite thing is such a fun gift idea! Send a quality photo or two to the folks at the CartoonPortrait shop, and they’ll create a masterpiece featuring your giftee enjoying a relaxing ride on their beloved bike.
These are digital portraits, so no physical product will be delivered to you. Simply print the file on a t-shirt, mug, poster, or any other item you think would capture the sentiment best.
2. Custom Cycling Jersey
The perfect gift for the serious road cyclist. Have their name and/or team number printed on the front and back of the jersey for a truly personalized gift they’ll love to wear for rides near and far. You can have it customized even further with additional text, logos, and specific color combos.
All jerseys are unisex and come in a huge variety of colors. Adult sizes range from small to 5XL, and children’s sizes from XS to Large.
3. Cycologist T-Shirt
When your keen cyclist isn’t on the road, they’ll love a great everyday t-shirt to show off their favorite hobby. We especially like the simple, clean design of the logo.
The shirts are 100% cotton, except for the heather colors which are a poly/cotton blend. All are super soft, comfortable, and made to last. They’re all unisex available in sizes S to 5XL, and they come in a variety of five colors.
4. Crankbrothers Multi-Tool For Mountain Bikers
In a world of multi-tools, this one was made with the mountain biker in mind. It’s suitable for any long-distance cyclist, of course, but its design is absolutely perfect for trail biking.
It features a whopping nineteen tools, including essential bike tools like a universal chain tool and spoke wrenches. It also contains seven hex-wrenches, two open-wrench sizes, and a variety of standard-sized flat and Phillips-head screwdrivers. The whole tool folds compactly enough to fit into the durable stainless tool flask included with the set.
5. Bike Speedometer and Odometer For the Road Cyclist
This handy gadget uses a wireless sensor/monitor system to track speed, distance, and riding time- everything the serious cyclist uses to measure their performance. It’s waterproof for those rides in the rain and is backlit for night rides. The compact, lightweight design ensures it won’t get in the way.
While this system is compatible with common road bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bike designs, it isn’t designed for electric bikes.
6. Personalized Cyclist-Themed Water Bottle
While it isn’t designed to attach to a bottle cage, your bike lover will get a kick out of this cute water bottle. We guarantee they’ll gladly show it off everywhere else.
One side features the text “Pardon me if I’m not listening” with the image of a cyclist at work, and the other says, “In my head, I’m training for Le Tour De (add name here)”. This quality product that will keep cold drinks cold for hours!
7. Handlebar Phone Mount
This would make a great gift for anyone who uses their bike to commute, run errands, and get around town. The clamp is adjustable to fit snugly on most handlebar sizes. The mount is designed to fit virtually every phone out there, and it’s made from a perfect combo of heavy plastic and silicone for extra durability.
A handlebar phone mount makes it super easy to use apps for GPS navigation and travel, listen to tunes with wireless earbuds, or even text back and forth while taking breaks on the road. (Though we don’t recommend texting while on a bike ride!)
8. Silver Bicycle Necklace
A great gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or no reason at all, we think this little bike necklace is just so cute! The adjustable chain and pendant are made from quality 925 solid sterling silver.
The necklace comes in a gift box featuring a personalized message. Your fave cycling fan will want to wear it every day as their new signature piece.
9. Cyclist Cufflinks
For the man of distinction who’d rather be biking! These shiny little cufflinks are silver-plated and feature tiny cyclists looking determined to stay in the peloton catbird-seat. They’d make an excellent retirement or anniversary gift.
10. Cycling Socks
Everyone loves socks in their stocking at Christmastime! (Getting socks in a sock at Christmas is ridiculously ironic. We’ve pointed this out before, but still, it never ceases to amuse.) Anyway, these specific socks would be perfect for the cyclist in your life.
From mountain biking to spin class, the repetitive motions of cycling are known for causing some nasty blisters. Tested extensively by professional athletes, these socks address friction issues and more with extra padding in those places where blisters most commonly pop up, breathable moisture-wicking fabric, and firm but flexible support.
11. Bikes Graphic Tea Towel
We think the simple, modern style of these tea towels is super fresh! Handmade from 100% huck-style woven cotton, they’re soft, absorbent, and only get better with use. They come in color options of turquoise, red, goldenrod, and black. We think one in every color folded neatly and wrapped with a ribbon would make a fantastic housewarming gift for the avid cyclist!
12. Bicycle Cleaning Kit
A clean bike is a happy bike. Or perhaps, more importantly, a faster bike! A bike-cleaning kit is a perfect gift for the cycling enthusiast whose bikes are their prized possessions. With six tools designed specifically for cleaning a bike’s hard-to-reach areas, this one is sure to be a favorite gift.
This kit comes with a nubby cleaning mitt, a tire scrubber, gear cleaning brush and scraper, a tapered detailing brush, and a roulette mud hook to clean out gunk between the gears and chain.
Suitable for use on any bike, from the most compact folding to the most robust mountain bike.
13. LED Bike Lights
by Activ Life
Staying visible on night rides can be a challenge, but these LED lights were designed to solve that problem! They install onto the bike’s front and rear wheels to ensure maximum visibility from all sides and feature both regular and flashing modes.
The lights are waterproof for rain and puddles, and they feature a long battery life for hours and hours of exciting evening excursions.
14. Earth Pak Waterproof Backpack
by Earth Pak
This pack is perfect for couriers, adventuring bikers on trail riding and camping excursions, or anyone who needs to take their gear with them and keep it dry. With inside and outside pockets, zippered pockets, a mesh compartment, and an interior key ring, it’s designed to carry plenty of stuff in an organized way.
The roll-top design keeps everything inside snug and dry, and the entire bag is completely waterproof. It’s also built to stay comfy no matter how heavy the load is with contoured padded shoulder straps, a padded back panel, and a sternum strap for those adventures when a little extra support is needed.
15. Under the Seat Cycling Saddle Bag
This little waterproof bag features a shell design to keep everything inside protected even on the roughest rides. It attaches with a one-piece velcro strap guaranteed to support up to 4kg. Reflective detailing helps increase night visibility, and it’s even designed to attach a taillight for further safety.
This saddle bag is big enough to hold keys, phone, wallet, a multitool for roadside repairs, etc. A great gift for the recreational road cyclist.
16. Bicycle Pizza Cutter
by SOHO Kitchen
An awesome gift for a stocking stuffer or housewarming gift, this playful little pizza cutter would be a lot of fun to use on pizza night. Or for a bike-themed birthday party, or even better- a shindig for a cycling team. Whatever the occasion, it’s sure to bring smiles!
The dual stainless steel “bike wheel” blades are easy to clean and sharp enough to cut through thick pizza crust. And that cute little stand it comes will make your fave bike fan want to display it proudly on the kitchen counter.
17. “Conquer” Art Print by Addison Welch
Featuring the quote: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” by Sir Edmund Hillary, this is a piece of art for the introspective rider who loves to commune with nature. The inspirational message, soothing color theme, and contrasting mountainous design conjure images of crisp fall days on leafy bike trails.
Available in seven sizes and tons of moulding and framing options, the simple yet striking design of this cool print would look great on any wall where cycling addicts dwell.
18. Epic Bike Rides of the Americas Book by Lonely Planet
Fortunate is the person who travels the world for the Lonely Planet publications. Think about it. Your job description would include checking off stuff on your bucket list!
Hopefully, this must-have reference for the adventuring cycling enthusiast will inspire them to get out there and check off a few things, too.
Outlining 200 of the coolest routes in North, South, and Central America, each entry features detailed essentials like where to stay on their trip, how to get there, and the trail’s ingress and egress points. As if they need more enticement, the photo details of each ride are the stuff of daydreams.
Your Favorite Cycling Enthusiast Will Thank You
Most fans of cycling aren’t just fans. They’re superfans. Gifts that reflect their passion for two-wheeled forms of pedaled transportation will always be appreciated.
Oh, and by the way, in my experience, most hardcore cyclists will attempt to recruit you as well. Call it peer pressure, call it a healthy influence, or call it a good time- riding bikes with a friend is just as much fun when you’re a grownup as it was when you were a kid on your ten-speed with the banana seat and handle tassels.
You’ll pick right back up where you left off. It’s just like riding a bike. (See what I did there? Yeah, wow. In case you’re wondering, both my Maillot Jaune and my Pulitzer Prize are in the mail.)
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