Bike to work week: 5 key pieces to have you in pedaling in style
It’s bike to work week and if you’re a newbie you may not own all the gear you need. Here are five must-haves to pedal your way around town.
Forget about helmet hair, this item is non-negotiable. You’ve got to wear a helmet if you’re riding your bike any time, but especially to work when the roads and trails will be crowded. This retro-looking helmet is a safe and stylish option with rave reviews for sizing. Bell segment half face bike helmet, $31.16 on sale, sierratradingpost.com
These gloves will help prevent blisters on your palms, but their bright color makes your hand signals easier to see for drivers and other cyclists. They’re a win-win. Giro Bravo LF gel cycling gloves, $29.99, sportsauthority.com
If you’ll be heading out the door before the sun comes up, you’ll need a light on your bike so you can see where you’re going and so others can see you. Pick up this bright light that would-be thieves won’t be able to swipe from your ride. Gotham Defender anti-theft LED bicycle light, $49.99, thinkgeek.com
Sadly, if you don’t lock up your bike, you might be hoofing it home. Grab this simple cable lock to keep your ride safe and secure while you’re at your desk. Schwinn cable bike lock – 6 feet, $15.99, target.com
This pair of bags attaches to your bike and allows your to bring along all your necessities with ease. Use one to carry your work clothes and the other for your lunch and you’ll be all set for your day once you arrive via pedal power. Ortlieb back-roller design panniers – pair, $185, rei.com