Chocolate, flowers, jewelry. Bring them on! But it’s a sweet gesture, as well, to recognize a person’s passions. From bike bell that would make a cute present from a child to a mom to a beautiful upright European-style city bike that speaks of shared spring getaways, these Valentine’s day gifts for city cyclists are sure to delight lovers of two wheels.
Clockwise from top left: Electra Coolcat Domed Ringer Bell – An easy to push lever delivers a Ding! that let’s ’em know you’re coming. Purrfect. $9.99
Knog Blinder Heart Taillight – This LED love light lends 1,600 feet of visibility for after-dark cycling. Choose from five lighting modes and recharge via USB, $30
SockGuy Limited-Edition Love Line Cycling Socks – These acrylic socks with heart-ringed, 1-inch cuffs have mesh uppers for air flow and double-stitched heels and toes for durability, $10.95
Clockwise from left: Icebreaker Merino Half-Zip Baselayer – There’s endless versatility to this cozy base layer in warm, breathable and odor-resistant wool. Wear it on its own in spring or fall or as a winter base layer. The back hem is slightly dropped for coverage and the half-zip makes temperature regulation a breeze, $70 (sale)
Papillionaire Sommer Bicycle – A stylish steel city bike puts the rider in an upright position to watch the world go by. It’s equipped with 3-speed internal hub gearing, fenders, leather seat and handlebar grips and a chain guard. Also available in an 8-speed model. $499
Brooks Metropolitan Rivington Backpack – Constructed of water-resistant cotton with a roll-top closure that expands its capacity, this bag is packed with cycling-friendly features: two front pockets; on the back, a zippered laptop pocket lined in yellow quilted fabric; and a stabilizer that joins the shoulder straps across the chest to help prevent shifting while pedaling, $300 (other colors, too)
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