(picture by: Erik Jaeger)
It’s that time of the year again: Getting up at 4:00 in the morning to get down to the mall in hopes of snagging a new flatscreen without getting trampled; wiping off the beer stains from your Santa suit and parading along with 500 other drunks in the annual Santacon; Holdiay parties, and do we still have to include Kwanzaa in a list when we wish someone “Happy Holidays?”
I dunno, seems like in these times of 10% unemployment, we might all be re-evaluating gift giving but If you are going to dole out presents to those cycling fanatics out there, here are a few suggestions:
My good pal Stevil Kinevil, of the awesome blog all hail the black market, has been hard at work making hats and t-shirts. Give him some support. I hear he’s not quite up to speed with his store but you can still make arrangements with him through paypal. These t-shirts make great gifts for the bicycle culture enthusiast in your life.
I bought mine:
Printing by Stoker Ace who also has lots of other great shirts to choose from.
Open Bicycle in Boston has been doing some product testing and found some Iron clad gloves that will resist fire. Now that should keep you warm in winter.
How about some sweet toe straps from Hold Fast
Track bike boutique in Lower Manhattan, Chari and Co has some great products including Wool caps:
and this two-way fleece neck warmer/cap
and for the undecided they are offering gift cards
Outlier makers of great cycling fashion has some special public showroom hours from now till Christmas. Thursday’s 6-9pm and Saturday’s 1-5pm. 364 Leonard St, in Brooklyn.
Check out their Leather Braided Keychain:
How about a messenger style back pack from Under-the-Weather
Michaud Apparel makes stylish panniers you can take right into your business meeting:
Pearl Izumi was really good to me this year and I wanted to give them another shout out. There new P.R.O. series of cycling apparel is some of the most comfortable gear I have ever rode. A nice pair of big tights makes a great gift.
How about belts made out of recycled road tires at retiredbelts.com
Check out some great products like these unique racks from ridepdw.com
For the Ladies Chrome Bags have their Vanya knickers,
and check out Ibexwear.com
Magazine subscriptions make great gifts so how about:
Track bike culture aces, Cog Magazine