Know a Mom Who Loves Cycling? These Mother’s Day Gifts Will Put a Smile on Her Face.
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Anyone who thinks mothers are hard to shop for clearly doesn’t have a mom who rides. If you can’t offer her a responsibility-free Mother’s Day out on a bike, you can always buy some cycling gear—like some new shoes, a helmet, or a cycling jersey—to get her pumped for the next big ride. Of course, a new bike would be your first choice (or maybe even a new e-bike), but we get it if that’s not in the budget this year.
Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and we have some great gift ideas to get you started shopping. Whether she needs a new fitness tracker, bike accessories, excellent coffee beans, or even a good book, these are the best Mother’s Day gifts for cyclists.
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Pop I Front Bike Light
The Pop I is one of Knog’s bestselling front lights, no doubt in part due to its many vibrant designs. Get her a light in her favorite color, or even a wild pattern, like leopard. It attaches to the handlebar with a simple strap, and it does run on AAs, so maybe throw some in as well.
Whole Bean Coffee
Waking up is a process best enjoyed with tasty coffee beans. Let Northern Coffeeworks, a roaster in Minneapolis, help. Pick from one of four whole-bean bags so she can stay caffeinated while riding hard.
Pourigami Portable Pour-Over Coffee Dripper
And if Mom doesn’t already have a way to make coffee on the go, consider MiiR’s Pourigami. It’s essentially three panels, which you fold together for a travel coffee dripper. When disassembled, the three pieces stack and are small enough to fit in a pocket. All Mom needs is a paper coffee filter and some hot water for enjoying some mid-ride coffee.
She won’t achieve a speedy recovery with just a nap. This high-density foam roller has the textured nubs to deeply penetrate muscles, helping relieve tension and soreness after a long ride. Grab one and let Mom soothe and relax those aches.
Tickr Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap
This lightweight heart rate monitor features both ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity and has multi-point connectivity, able to pair with three devices at once. It can also store up to 16 hours of data for future download and analysis, should Mom ride without her computer.
50,000-mAh Solar Power Bank
If you know a bikepacking mom, get her one of these for her next adventure. She’ll stay charged up and connected to her devices. Plus, since it runs off solar power, all she has to do is ride with it in the spring sunshine (though that can take a while, so advise her to use an outlet when she can).
IB-3 I-Beam Multitool
This handy multitool is ideal for cyclists who need to pack light and stay safe. This gadget has 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 8-mm hex wrenches, a T-25 Torx wrench, a tire lever, two spoke wrenches, a chain tool, and more, so Mom can tweak her ride on the road.
Women's Attack Jersey
The need for a lightweight, breathable jersey increases when the weather warms up. The Attack from Pearl Izumi may be exactly what Mom needs to stay breezy on her next ride. This jersey has a flattering silhouette and is made with moisture-wicking fabric created from recycled plastic water bottles. And there are plenty of fun print options.
Active Massage Gun
Sometimes yoga and stretching are too demanding for Mom’s hectic schedule. The massage gun can be an easy shortcut to recovery and muscle soothing. This bestseller from Renpho—with its five speeds and five massager heads—can help relieve those sore, creaky parts, whether post-ride or between work breaks.
Don’t feel limited by the name. This Pizza Oil from Brightland combines cold-pressed Arbosana, Arbequina, and Mission olives with jalapeños, garlic, oregano, and basil for an herbaceous and bright oil. It’s ideal for bread, eggs, salads, and, of course, pizza.
Kinga Handlebar Bag
Po Campo’s best-selling waterproof and durable handlebar bag can attach to any handlebar with the adjustable Velcro straps. It also converts into a crossbody to easily carrying around.
Back in the Frame by Jools Walker, aka Lady Vélo
UK-based blogger and cycling advocate Jools Walker (aka @ladyvelo) was off the bike for 10 years when she picked up a Pashley Princess and fell back in love with bikes.
In Back in the Frame, Walker openly discusses her depression and mental health, overcoming obstacles, and creating space for Black women in cycling.
La Femme Chamois Cream
Keep Mom happy in the saddle this Mother’s Day. Chamois cream is essential for any level of rider. The women on Bicycling’s test team are big fans of Mad Alchemy’s La Femme Chamois Cream. This blend is paraben-free and lasts through long rides.
600W Personal Blender
Upgrade Mom’s old, bulky, and too-loud blender with the compact NutriBullet. With it, she can treat herself to nutritious and yummy pre-ride smoothies and post-ride recovery shakes.
Bar-ista Coffee Cup Holder
Sensing a theme here? If she loves coffee, she’ll appreciate this cup holder. It mounts directly onto the handlebar and fits her favorite travel mug or lets her pick up a to-go cup from the local coffee shop.
Organic Maple Raspberry Waffles
If waffles for brunch are a great way to make Mom happy on Mother’s Day, waffles as a snack are a great way to make Mom happy on her ride. UnTapped is owned by cyclists and makes organic, vegan stroopwafels sweetened with real maple syrup.
Cat Headset Cap
Jewelry is nice, but there’s also bling for her bike. Personalize her ride with one of these decorative headset caps. KustomCaps has a little something for everyone, like sugar skulls and camera dials. Or make it special for her and opt for a cap with a personalized message.
Charge 5 Fitness Watch
This fitness tracker is our top pick for comfort, usability, and design. Beyond counting steps and automatically tracking activity, it offers some very helpful insight, including a GPS for route tracking, a Daily Readiness Score, heart rate variability (HRV), and body temperature fluctuations.
Peanut Lacrosse Ball
Help Mom relieve tension in her neck, back, and everywhere else with the Peanut Lacrosse Ball. This simple, effective piece of equipment can loosen up those hard-to-target muscles that other recovery tools can’t quite get.
Freerider Pro Mountain Bike Shoe
With its legendary Stealth S1 rubber, Five Ten makes some of the best-performing and stylish shoes for flat-pedal riders. So whether Mom is shredding the bike park, riding her favorite local spot, or out digging jumps, the Freerider Pro will give her great comfort and control on the bike and off. The uppers are made with 50 percent recycled materials and come in a variety of colors.
Pursuit Four Socks
Everyone loves new socks. And we especially like Swiftwick’s moisture-wicking merino wool Pursuits for everyday rides.
C5 Women’s Shorts
Fresh kit for the trail is always a good way to make a mountain-biking mom smile. The Gore Wear C5 trail shorts are lightweight and made of durable, water-repellent fabric to keep her legs dry in the event of a passing rain shower.
An adjustable waistband ensures a great fit, and the long length helps limit the dreaded gaper-gap when worn with kneepads.
Give your mom an at-home spa experience with this pack of essential oil shower tablets. These aromatherapy shower melts diffuse lovely eucalyptus and mint oils to help her relax and unwind after an active day.
Everywhere Belt Bag Large 2L
Whether she’s biking to work or going for a weekend ride, this versatile belt bag can hold all the essentials within easy reach. Your mom won’t have to worry about fumbling through a backpack. The best part is the fabric is water-repellent, so her things will be protected, rain or shine.
Elite Gel Glove
These lightweight gloves provide comfort while cycling, absorbing vibrations through the gel palms to alleviate irritation in the hands. The hook-and-loop closure provides a secure fit, and these gloves come with a lifetime warranty.
Copper Bike Bell
Add some custom flair to her bike with this copper designer bell. Despite its stylish looks, its ring will also resonate loud and clear.
Bike Lust Polish
Help her keep her bike clean and shiny with this biodegradable formula that will polish and protect her frame. Its protective sheen also makes it easy to wipe off mud and grime during future cleanings.
Circle Gs Polarized Sunglasses
These Goodr sunglasses will protect her eyes and cut down on glare. They’re lightweight and scratch-resistant and have a grip coating, so they’ll stay secure. The Circle Gs come in lots of colors too—pick the one that fits her personality best.
Women’s Tree Runners Shoes
These breathable sneakers are made from eucalyptus fiber—read: super lightweight and ideal for everyday wear. Bonus: They’re also machine-washable, so a little bike grease won’t keep her from looking fresh in her Tree Runners.
After a long day of biking, your mom deserves to wind down in this cozy, lightweight Waffle Robe. She can sink right into to the softness of the absorbent cotton while she decompresses.
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