Welcome to fall!

Welcome to fall, bikers!

In anticipation of the gift giving season, we at WBC have gathered some of our favorite bike gifts, treats, and gear. 

If you're in the mood for something shiny and eco-friendly, the folks at Chainspirations upcycle old bicycle chains into fun jewelry. From earrings to bracelets to key chains, Chainspirations works with local bicycle shops to keep chains out of the landfill.

Since 2009, Maria Boustead has produced fun and versatile bicycling bags through PoCampo. The line includes bags to take you from work to the gym to a weekend away. Our favorite is the Uptown Trunk Bag in the lovely mosaic print. Best of all, every time PoCampo sells 50 bags through their online store, the company partners with World Bicycle Relief to provide a new bicycle for a school girl in Africa.

To protect your head and add a little bit of style to your ride, check out Nutcase Helmets. You'll love the easy-to-use magnetic buckle, removable visor, and adjustable fit.  Check out the In Bloom print. The fun floral print is sure to brighten up even the grayest end-of-year ride.  You can try on the helmets in person at BFF Bikes at 2113 W. Armitage.

Finally, if you'd like to gift a new experience to a biking friend (or to yourself!), consider a bike maintenance class at The Recyclery. Located just north of the Howard Red Line stop, The Recyclery offers regular classes covering basic tune-ups and complete bike overhauls.  Get your hands dirty, improve your mechanic skills, and meet some new friends.

What are your favorite bike-related gifts and gear?  Share a link with us on Facebook.

See you on the trails!

Head of Communications