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Awesome Holiday Gifts for Women Cyclists

By Megan Flottorp

If you have a cyclist in your life, it’s safe to assume that a guaranteed way to make them smile this holiday season is with a gift related to their favourite activity. If that cyclist happens to be a woman, why not show her you put a little extra thought into her gift by making it something from a women-owned company?

Slowly but surely, the male-dominated cycling industry is becoming more inclusive, which means women’s clothing and gear are no longer an afterthought. Not only do women-owned companies know better than anyone else what a woman needs for riding, but supporting them is of the easiest things you can do to ensure this positive change continues!

So, whether you’re looking to gift yourself the perfect fit or want to snag the ideal Christmas gift for a lady who loves to ride – read on to be inspired!

The go-anywhere cycling kit by Wild Rye

This gorgeous and super versatile cycling kit is all things yes. So whether you’re shopping for someone who loves cycling on a single track, a gravel road, at spin class, on a multi-day bikepacking adventure, or on an at-home trainer—this kit is going to make them happy. Plus, this matching long-lined bra and primo chammy are meant to be shown off, so no baggies or shirts are required.

The company responsible for this excellent design? Wild Rye. Founded and run by some awesome women in Sun Valley, Wild Rye makes super functional mountain bike gear that looks as good as it feels. Their items reflect the fact that every woman’s body is unique and are made with a four-way stretch fabric to adapt to each body. And with plenty of patterns and colours to choose from, you can no doubt find something that reflects the personal style of the lady on your list.

Thermal gloves by Veloine

Veloine is a young brand for premium women cycling apparel, blending high performance with contemporary design. Founded in Munich, the women behind the brand explain that their creations are for female cyclists who are dedicated to performance but care just as much about fashion. And indeed, their stuff looks good. These sleek black gloves would be a delight for any woman rider to unwrap. Made from wind-resistant and water-repellant fabric, they are brushed inside with rubber cushions to avoid pressure marks and ensure a secure grip.

Veloine Thermal Gloves

Heritage Bike & Skate Helmet by Thousand

We are obsessed with these helmets by the women-run company Thousand, and it is safe to say that one would make a fantastic gift for any woman on your list searching for new protection for the old noggin. With a magnetic buckle that guarantees not to pinch any fingers, an adjustable dial fit system, and a secret pop lock so you can leave your helmet behind safely, these safety-certified, German-engineered helmets are the real deal. The charming retro design is just the cherry on top. Oh, they also have super fun bike stickers!

A gorgeous bag by Framework Designs

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Tia Evans, founder of Framework Designs, creates some of the most stylish bike-packing bags we’ve ever seen. The Middle Management is a gorgeous, super-function bag featuring waterproof canvas, lightweight waterproof lining, a water-resistant zip that allows direct access into the bag’s main compartment, and waist webbing with dual adjustable side release buckle for ease and comfort. The woman behind the operation is a textile designer turned bag maker, so you can rest assured that these are some beautiful bags.

A Carbon Canvas Bag

A maintenance class with Liz of Beaumont Bicycle

Elizabeth Colebrook founded Beaumont Bicycle in 2016 and has been evolving her company in exciting ways ever since. She creates made-to-measure hand-built lightweight bicycles that suit the rider physically with thought given to where it will be ridden and the purpose for riding, and now she is offering workshops! From advice on bike buying to hands-on bike maintenance classes, this woman is eager to share her passion with anyone who rides.

Essential Cycling shorts by Machines for Freedom

This isn’t the first time you’ve heard us preaching the good books of Machines for Freedom, and that is because this company is just as rad as its name makes it sound. Started by Jenn Kriske in 2013, this company was born from her dissatisfaction with the options available for women’s distance cycling gear. Needless to say, she has perfected her craft, and the cycling gear they offer is super well-made and fits great. We sware by their cycling shorts and think that any woman you’re shopping for would love a pair too. Plus, they design to accommodate all body shapes and use models of various sizes so you can see what the gear might look like on the person you’re shopping for. Love it.

There you have it, my friends! Now go spread some holiday cheer by supporting one of these rad companies. The ladies on your shopping list will be grateful that you did.