Best Gifts for Bike Riders on Your List

Sponsored by Wheel Sport Bicycles

Wondering what to give the cyclist who has everything or someone who is getting more into biking? Wonder no more. From beginner to vets looking for a gear-closet refresh, every cyclist can use just one more piece of gear. Here are some of our favorite stocking stuffers and Santa gifts for every cyclist on your list.

Trail Bell

Alert other trail users, of both the two- and four-legged kind, to your presence, with a handlebar-mounted trail bell. The classic Timber Bell is constructed of solid brass with two ring modes so you can choose when to let it ring.

Biking Gloves

A rider’s hands are one of three contact points on the bike. Show their digits some glove love with a fresh pair. A little flair doesn’t hurt, either.

Riding Socks

Regular socks? Boring gift. Bike socks? The best. With numerous styles, from understated to over-the-top, a cyclist can’t have too many pairs. Just ask.

Bike Lock

Protect their new gift from unwanted attention. From cables to chains, keys to combinations, there’s a lock for every kind of rider.


Lightweight, bright, and easy to charge and use, LED head- and taillights extend the fun past sundown.

Helmet Upgrade

Specialized refreshed a long-standing member of their helmet lineup, giving the Tactic a MIPS upgrade, improved integration with sunglasses and goggles, and increased coverage. Topping the venerable Virginia Tech Helmet Safety Ratings, the Tactic is a helmet that punches above its price point. (It’s also approved for eMTB use.)


Nothing spoils the holiday spirit like a ride-ending road- or trail-side mechanical. Make sure they’re prepared with a multi-tool. These pocket-sized tool kits range from just the essentials all the way to Inspector Gadget-like levels of complexity.

Hydration Pack

When it’s time to venture beyond the bounds of the one- bottle ride, a backpack or fanny-pack style hydration pack will keep them properly hydrated. Besides, they’ll need somewhere to stash that new multi-tool.

Phone Mount

The days of stopping to fish a phone out of shorts pockets to check directions have come and gone. Handlebar-mounted phone holders allow for hands-free operation of your cyclist’s favorite bike apps.

Floor Pump

A garage essential. Big air chambers move a lot of air, quickly; pressure gauges (either digital or mechanical) dial it in precisely. Toss one of these in your vehicle and be the coolest rider at the trailhead.

Click to shop for these and other biking gifts or visit one of two Wheel Sport shops in Spokane (Valley and South Hill).

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