Valentine’s Day is coming up. How would you like some help finding a gift for your biking beau? Here are some ideas to help bring on the smiles.
A bike. Cycling Rule #12 states: “The correct number of bikes to own is N+1.” N is how many bikes you currently own. Your loved one would love an Elephant Bike, custom built right here in Spokane by Glen Copus (www.elephantbikes.com). Save money on a card because the bike would say it all. Your sweetie will make every excuse to go riding, but that’s the point, right? A commuter can run anywhere from $2,100-$4,000 depending on the components you choose.
That special someone can use a cool head covering even when they’re not on a bike. The Spokane bike cap can be had at Cool Waters Bike Shop at 224 South Howard Street in Spokane. Act quickly because they are in limited supply. ($20).
Do you ever wonder how awesome you look while you’re riding with your significant other? Well, now you can see for yourself. Get them an HD Slayer camera. Based in Coeur d’Alene, Reel Cameras developed a sports camera that comes with a helmet mount, handlebar mount, a waterproof case, and much more. On the back is an LCD monitor, so your sweetheart can make sure you are in the frame. Or not. Order online at www.reelcameras.com or pick one up at Coeur d’Alene Powersports, 2745 West Seltice Way. ($299.99).
You can’t have too many cycling t-shirts. Blue Button Apparel, a non-profit screen-printing shop that helps at-risk youth, prints these shirts locally. The proceeds benefit operations and programs of Pedals2People (www.pedals2people.org) located at 1527 East 16th Avenue in Spokane, where you can pick one up for $15.
Cyclists look forward to a recovery drink after the ride. River City Brewing (rivercityred.blogspot.com) not only sponsors a cycling team, but they brew excellent beer, too. Pick up a beer growler and get it filled for $12 ($10 on Tuesdays) at their tap room located at 121 South Cedar Street downtown Spokane. And ride responsibly.
You and your sweetheart can use an energy boost while you’re out on your bikes, and Spokane-based Bumble Bars (www.bumblebar.com/) can help you with that. You can order a dozen online for $18.88. Wrap them up and add a card, and maybe they’ll share one with you.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day.