From a leisurely Saturday stroll to a daily commute to and from school, the family of cyclists needs special gear to accommodate everyone along for the ride. Parents take extra precautions with their kids on bikes, and kids want the ride to be fun and care-free. There are plenty of family-friendly accessories – for both parents and they kids – that would be great gifts for coworkers, friends or relatives that love to make cycling a family affair.
Keeping safety first on a family ride is a top priority for parents. Setting a good example for the kids means always wearing a helmet. Specialized’s Align Helmet is a budget-friendly option for the enthusiastic parent riding with their kids. This $40 helmet is designed with a one-size system so you don’t have to worry about it not fitting. Its very light with simple execution and it comes with a clip-on visor as well as reflective webbing for increased visibility.
For a bigger purchase, consider the SCOTT Metrix 40 bike. SCOTT is one of our favorite brands, and we think this is bike is perfect for a leisurely ride. This hybrid bike is great for family riders because its goal is to make rides more fun. It’s great looking, lightweight and sturdy, with 700c wheels that make “getting up to speed” effortless. The Metrix 40 is available in five sizes and a variety of colors. With a price point of $490, it’s a budget friendly yet reliable option for parents needing an upgraded bike for rides with their kids.
Every kid loves their bicycle bells. Mirrycle Incredibell Jellibell bicycle bells are a fun way to upgrade from the standard bike bell. They come in a ton of fun colors and are see-through, so your kids can watch the gears move as they ring the bells. Jellibell’s ring isn’t obnoxious or shrill and installation is a cinch; just clip it onto the handlebars, and the kids are ready for a great day of riding with the family. They retail for $9.95.
Another fun gift for kids are the SERFAS TL-5 Night Saver light that comes in various colors at $14.99.
We love seeing families come into Higher Gear to stock up on equipment for their bike rides together. Whether its helmets, a new bike, or cute accessories for little boys and girls, we’ve got a variety of options for you to choose from. Be sure to check out either of our locations this holiday season to pick up gifts for the family of cyclists.