Nobody sees the outdoors quite like spokes-people. Whether they’re cruising down residential roads or shredding mountain trails, the exhilaration of cycling can only be understood by those who love to do it and do it as often as they can.
Inspire some memorable rides by gifting the cyclist in your life some of these thoughtful presents.
NiteRider Lumina 600 OLED Bike Light
For cyclists, safety is a number one concern. Help them see and be seen long after the sun sets with this powerful bike headlight from NiteRider.
Packing 600-lumen brightness into its compact, durable housing, the Lumina 600 attaches easily to handlebars and delivers steady, reliable light to illuminate the rider and the path ahead of them. With a digital display that shows battery run time, cyclists will rejoice not having to guess how long their light will last.
Powered by a super-efficient LED bulb, this USB rechargeable light features multiple modes, including a battery-conserving flash mode with a run time of up to 21 hours. Perfectly stocking-sized.
Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Arm Warmer
Slip a pair on and feel the magic. Made for bodies in motion, the Elite Thermal fleece offers warmth and stretch for next-to-skin comfort on long rides. Elastic binding with silicone grippers hold the warmers in place, and upper arm scallops interface perfectly with jerseys for full coverage.
This is a gift that will essentially extend the usability of a whole summer’s worth of short-sleeve jerseys to seasons beyond.
Available in black or “screaming yellow.”
Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bike Repair Stand
Ask anyone with a bike: You never know what will happen on a ride. All it takes is a root, pothole, or even a patch of rocks to put a bike temporarily out of commission.
Equip them with what they need to ride their best. With this foldable bike repair stand, addressing standard repairs on the go is a cinch. The built-in clamp gets bikes in and out of the stand quickly and fits to different tube diameters.
The stiff tripod design offers maximum stability, allowing for wrenching on flat or uneven surfaces. At 13 pounds, this professional-standard stand is easily transported and adventure-ready. Click here for more info.
CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack
Encourage more butt-in-saddle time with a gift that will keep them going.
An update on a longtime favorite, the M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack provides plenty of space to pack gear and the classic CamelBak reservoir for water on the go.
The design of this svelte hydration pack keeps cyclists’ comfort and usability at the forefront. The lightweight NV back panel is highly ventilated and supported with straps that pivot on a narrow point of contact for a light, comfortable fit.
The Antidote™ reservoir holds up to 100 fluid ounces/3 liters of water (or whatever) and is attached to the easy-to-use Big Bite™ valve—just bite and sip! The valve shuts securely so there’s no leakage.
Choose from four different colors. (Hint: Which would complement their bike best?)
Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike Trainer
This year, wrap up something they can use every day. For the cyclist serious about their training, the Kinetic Road Machine Smart Trainer will ensure they take no days off.
Designed to keep up with serious indoor training, this smart trainer offers quiet, progressive, and fluid resistance that replicates the feel of a real outdoor ride. As they pedal faster, the resistance increases thanks to the leak-proof fluid mechanism. It gets better: The free Kinetic inRide app gives access to easy-to-follow, built-in training plans and workouts, compatible with iOS devices.
Additionally, they’ll be able to track, share, and analyze their workout data all from their phone. Compatible with all bikes with 22″–29″ and up to 29″ x 2.3″ tires.
Bell Stoker MIPS Bike Helmet
Give them a gift their mom would be proud of: The stylish and substantive Stoker MIPS mountain bike helmet should do the trick.
Sleek, yet functional, the Stoker helmet is a tasteful choice for mountain bikers that care about their noggin. Keeping a cool head is easy with the 13 vents (yeah, 13) equipped to promote airflow, so they stay comfortable as they work challenging terrain.
Most helmets protect only against direct impact. The MIPS technology in the Stoker helmet reduces rotational forces when the helmet gets hit at an angle should the rider ever experience a rough tumble.
It’s light, too. The single-piece, in-mold shell enhances durability while keeping weight to a minimum.
Thule T2 XTR 2-Bike Hitch Rack
If the cyclist in your life is still fumbling around with a dated rack on the back of their Suby, or throwing their poor, dismantled bike in the backseat, then it’s time for a real-deal upgrade they’ll really appreciate.
Enter the Thule T2 XTR, a rack that does the most. The convenient rear-hitch 2-bike carrier accommodates most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension or wheel size. Rear loading done in seconds with no more need to remove wheels! And thanks to the SecureHook arm that holds the front tire securely in place, no contact is made with the frame, so riders can expect no scratches in transit.
The XTR boasts a reinforced tray that fits 20″ to 29″ wheels with tires up to 3″ wide, able to support up to 100 pounds of two-tired goodness.
Need a little more inspiration? See REI’s full list of gift ideas