Accessorizing goes a long way to refresh your wardrobe. New embellishments amp your look and your spirit, and they’re all part of the fun and discovery of a new season. Same goes for your bike. Stylish pick-me-ups (you don’t have to spend a fortune) in zesty colors and patterns inspired by nature’s bloom enliven your ride.
(Top) Bookman Lights, $23/pair. These limited-edition colors are meant to summon “sunny summer days by the sea, cruising bike rides, melting ice creams, laughter and sweet summer tunes.” They had us at melting ice cream. Choose from Sunset Pink or Sea Green, both with acid yellow elastic bands that make them easy to attach to any size handle bar or seat post. These are weather resistant with 3 lighting modes.
New! LockSock Chain Lock Sleeve, $19.95. What, you didn’t know you need a lock sleeve? Of course you do. It helps prevent scratches to the paint on your bike from the lock and from the post or rack you’re locking up to. A lock sleeve also spares your clothes from smudges if you wear your chain around your waist when you ride. This limited-edition floral print in sturdy outdoor polyester adds personality to protection. LockSock fits a variety of chain sizes and fastens to each end with Velcro. Also available in nylon in additional patterns, solids and with reflective details.
Po Campo Kinga Handlebar Bag, $39.99. Compact and colorful, this versatile handlebar bag is just right to pack the essentials for a carefree summer ride; when you arrive at your destination, carry it as a purse using the included cross-body strap. Constructed of weather-proof, vegan fabrics with interior pockets and reflective details for visibility. This fabric options is also available on other Po Campo bags.
CitySeat Padded Bike Seat Cover, $35. The Bluebell pattern from CitySeat’s resort collection lends a graceful spring vibe. A one-inch pad increases the comfort of your outdoor ride or spin in the studio. Bonus: The stretchy, washable cover, which fits most bike seats, folds into itself for easy and lightweight toting in your bag.
Rydesafe Reflective Stickers, $9: Customize your bicycle frame and your accessories with cheery cutouts. The stickers are constructed of a film that contains microscopic glass beads to catch light and reflect it back for after-dark safety. Place them on the front, back and sides of your bike to increase visibility to cars from all angles. Each kit contains 22 stickers in assorted sizes. 8 color choices, and many other designs are available. Decorating a bike (yours or theirs) with stickers is also a fun DIY project to enjoy with your kids.
Luvelo Swallow Tattoo Bike Bell, $22. Functional and pretty, this vintage-style bell captures that soaring sensation we get when we pick up speed on our bikes. No delicate birdsong here, though. A hearty ding dong! helps clear your path on the street.
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