1. Cyclists Training Bible by Joe Friel
This book has all the information they’ll ever need in order to train as a cyclist. It will help them train harder, with fewer injuries and accidents, allowing them to get ready for a race or simply hone their craft.
$90, plus $10 for the faucet adaptor
For the cyclist who lives in an apartment and can’t seem to keep his or her bikes clean, this self-contained pressurized hose system is the bee’s knees. With the RinseKit and a bucket of soapy water, you can do a bike wash outside without access to a hose. The RinseKit can be filled from a kitchen sink with an optional attachment, and it offers about four minutes of spray time from a hand-operated spray nozzle. Now there are no more excuses not to keep your bike clean.
3. Clean Bottle
Revolutionizing the water bottle industry by using a removable top AND bottom for easy cleaning, the now famous bottle has been featured at the Tour de France and ABC’s Shark Tank. The screw-off bottom makes cleaning easy so you never have to deal with that funky moldy mess at the bottom of your bottle again! Silicone washers ensure a leak-proof seal. 24oz, BPA-free, Dishwasher-safe, Lifetime Guarantee.
4. Buff Headwear
Amazingly versatile, the Buff can be worn as a scarf, headband, or a bandana. The Wool Buff is made of 100 percent merino to keep you toasty warm.
5. RockTape & RockSauce
RockTape is the world’s best kinesiology tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back discomfort*. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect. Stretchier, stickier and stronger than the competition, RockTape is preferred by athletes and medical professionals throughout the world.
RockSauce is a topical discomfort* relief cream that works by providing incredibly strong heating sensations that last for hours – with powerful ingredients like menthol and capsaicin that work together to soothe sore joints and muscles. Best of all, it can be used with RockTape – it soaks right through without compromising stickiness. Take the convenient 3oz roll-on bottle anywhere and apply it anytime with no mess and no hassle.
6. Walnut Studio Little Lifter
For the commuter who has everything, consider the Little Lifter, a leather portaging strap that attaches to a bike frame at the base, between the down tube and seat tube, for easy carrying. Sounds silly, but if your friend constantly treks her bike down long hallways and up stairs at home or work, this strap makes the carry a lot easier—and in the winter, it’s a lot less cold than grabbing the top tube! Wanna go the extra mile? Get it monogrammed.
7. Delta Cycle El Greco Ceiling Hoist
The El Greco Ceiling Hoist raises your bike up and out of the way so you can free up space in your garage, loft or walk-in closet.
8. Cliff Snacks
Satisfy your real food mid-race cravings with this CLIF Organic Energy Food Oatmeal Variety 12-Pack. Contains six of each of our oat-filled flavors including Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Banana Maple Oatmeal.
9. A Yearlong Bicycling Magazine Subscription
Bicycling is the world’s leading cycling magazine and connects with millions of active, affluent professionals for whom cycling is the centerpiece of a vibrant, experiential lifestyle. Bicycling’s unique combination of travel, gear, fitness, style and award-winning stories — all surrounded by vivid photography and framed in elegant design — brings the sport to life for passionate readers who take us along for every ride.