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cycling gift guide

The Vancouver Cycling Gift Guide

29 November 2022 / Sasha Leung

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, look no further! We know how hard it can be to shop for cyclists (especially if you’re not one yourself). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This year, surprise your loved one with a special gift. Check out our Vancouver cycling gift guide for inspiration. 

We’ve broken up the guide into six handy categories for easy browsing. All the gifts in this guide are available to purchase at our shop at 648 Hornby Street in Vancouver. Items available to purchase online are linked within the article.

SALE ON NOW: 10% OFF our in-store gift cards, valid for service & retail from December 26th!

Gifts for Cycling Safety

We all want our loved ones to be extra safe when they’re out riding. Up their safety game with our top picks.

Cycling Gifts: Up Their Safety Game

ANGi Crash Sensor by Specialized – $64.99

Specialized’s patented ANGi sensor saves lives. It’s the first device to protect before, during and after a crash through its pairing with the Specialized Ride App that sends an alert if it detects a crash.

Reflect360 by ProViz – from $199.99

This cycling jacket has a 100% reflective outer shell for super high visibility. Plus it’s waterproof and breathable to keep them dry.

Reflective Stickers by GLINT – from $11.99

High grade waterproof stickers that you can stick anywhere on your gear to make you more visible to drivers. A visible cyclist is a safe cyclist.

529 Shield Kit – $14.99

Deter bike thieves, recover your bike easier if it does get stolen, and puts your bike on the database police use to get stolen bikes back to their owners.

See more of our recommended cycling safety purchases in our ‘How to Cycle Safely in Vancouver’ post. 

Gifts to Make Bike Riding More Comfortable

Comfort is key when you’re on a bike. Making their ride more comfortable can totally change their riding experience for the better.

Gifts to Increase Comfort

Custom Fit Saddle – from $130

Stop by the shop and grab a gift card for a custom fit saddle. Your loved one can consult with our team and our digital sit bone measuring tool to find the best saddle for them. Ultimate comfort!

Waterproof Socks by DexShell – $44.99

Vancouver bike riding calls for waterproof socks! These Dexshell socks are the best.

Hydromatic Brisker Gloves by 100% – $69.99

Keep their hands dry (and warm) through cool weather riding. 

Backroller Classic QL2 Panniers by Ortlieb – $259.99

If they’re still using a backpack on their rides, panniers are a serious upgrade for comfort! This waterproof version keeps your stuff nice and dry for when you get to your destination.

Gift For A More Stylish Ride

Every cyclist has their own style, why not bring it to their ride? We have stylish gifts for all types of riders, here are a few of our faves.

Gift Guide for Cycling: Style Their Ride

Original Bell by Spurcycle – $79.99

Light, compact, and minimalist styling. Fun fact: This bell was the only one that passed the sound test by a local piano tuner shopping in our store. It sounds great.

Colourful Bike Pedals by Raceface – $59.99

Replace their boring black pedals with something that will add a pop of colour to their ride.

Handlebar Bags by Topo – $49.99

Good looking handlebar bags that come in multiple colourways, great for keeping essentials nearby.

Socks by Stance – $21.99

Coolest designs in socks with lots of styles to choose from.

Gifts To Go Faster & Further On A Bike

Cycling Gift Guide: Go Faster & Further

More experienced cyclists will be looking for ways to go faster and further on their bike. These are our top picks for those with distance and speed in mind.

Tubeless Tire by Vittoria Corsa – $129.99

The suppliest tire you could ask for, good enough to win the 2022 Tour de France

Varia RTL515 Light by Garmin – $299.99

Rear light with built in radar detection to let you know when a car is coming upon you from behind. No more surprise passes!

Roval C38 Carbon Wheelset – $1399.99

Wheel upgrades are the best way to make your bike faster and better performing. Roval’s set is *chef’s kiss* good.

Stocking Stuffers for Cyclists

Cyclist Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Looking for a stocking stuffer or small gift for a cyclist? Look no further! These would also make great Secret Santa gifts if you pull someone who rides.

Portland Bell by Basil – $25.99

Classic, stylish, what more could you ask for?

Neckwear by BUFF – $24.99

Keep them warm during cool weather rides with a colourful accessory. The buffs can be worn around the neck, ears, and head in various ways.

Purist Water Bottle by Specialized – $19.99

The purist water bottle features a special coating inside the bottle, forming a glass-like finish that keeps their water tasting like… water! Plus its hands-free open/close, 100% leakproof top, and easy-to-squeeze material makes it perfect for cyclists.

Smart Grip Phone Mount by Lezyne – $39.99

Keep their phone where they can see it. Strong rubber straps that hold any size phone.

BONUS: THE YOUTH BIKE

Cycle City Gift Guide: The Youth Bike

Jett 24” by Specialized – $799.99

Kids grow fast, so it might seem difficult to find a bike that fits! Inspire the next generation of riders with this uber-adjustable bike. Specialized designed this bike based on research about children’s growth, creating a bike that grows and adjusts as they do.

Cycle City Gift Card Sale

If you’re not sure what to get the cyclist in your life, get them a Cycle City Gift Card! Our in-store gift cards are now 10% OFF are valid for service & retail. Shop in-person to take advantage of the discount.

Cycle City Gift Card Sale: Gift Cards 10% OFF Valid for Service & Retail from Dec. 26th

Valid for Service & Repairs

All bicycles should be regularly serviced to make sure they’re running well (and safely!). Check out our ‘Spring Cleaning: 6 Signs Your Bike Needs a Tune-Up‘ blog to learn more. And if they should need any repairs, our talented service team will have them up and running in no time.

Valid for Retail

Our shop stocks a large selection of cycling and lifestyle gear. From bikes to helmets, saddles to panniers, locks, bells, and tires- we have it all. Plus a variety of cycling clothing, Herschel gear, branded tees, buffs, souvenirs, and much more. If you haven’t been to our spacious retail shop yet, now’s the time!

Promotion Details:

10% OFF Gift Cards. Valid for service & retail from December 26th, 2022. In-store shopping only.

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