Cycling Gifts For Women: Useful and Delightful Ideas For All Budgets
By Alissa Bell: pedal-powered freedom seeker, 20k+ miles of bikepacking and touring on 6 continents
Need a gift for a woman who loves bikes? There are a lot of us out there! Mountain bikers, roadies, bikepackers, commuters… We come in all forms, but one thing we have in common: we absolutely love riding our bikes for pleasure, competition, health, transportation, or all of the above.
If you’re in need of cycling gift ideas for her, you’ve come to the right place. As a bike-loving lady myself I’ve designed this list to include a wide range: from practical to delightful, road to dirt, casual to competitive, and everything in-between.
Though some items in this list are specifically designed for women, many are unisex items that any cyclist would enjoy. Women and men actually aren’t that different when it comes to cycling, believe it or not. But I’m excited to compile this list of gifts for female cyclists specifically, since we’re often underrepresented in the bike world.
If your favorite lady cyclist is into self-supported multiday rides, check out my list ofGifts for Bikepackersfor a ton of additional ideas.
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Let’s start with the fun stuff! Even if your favorite female cyclist likes to choose her own gear and clothing for on the bike, you can still support her bike obsession with these fun cycling-themed gifts.
These gorgeous and unique works of art use a recycled chain ring as the frame for a scenic stained glass mountainscape. If your favorite female cyclist enjoys decorative art this one is sure to be a hit.
It might look like a torture device, but this little tool offers sweet relief to sore muscles after too much time in the saddle. If she rides competitively there’s a good chance she can incorporate this into her recovery routine.
If your favorite female cyclist does her own basic repairs and uses master links in her chain (and she really should, on both counts), she’ll love this lightweight gadget that makes the installation and opening process so much easier.
If she likes to use her phone for navigation or audio while riding, this reliable handlebar mount system is considered the best of the bunch. Note that she’ll also need a Quad Lock case that’s compatible with her smartphone.
Know a cyclist who’s trying to use less plastic? These premium stainless steel bottles are thoughtfully crafted specially for cycling and will hydrate your favorite cyclist without that icky plastic taste.
This handy bag mounts to the top tube of any bicycle for easy access to snacks, a smartphone, or other small items. Swift Industries is a woman-owned bike bag maker in Seattle known for their quality bags and fun adventurous culture.
The perfect gift for a woman who rides her bike no matter the weather, these specialized gloves allow pairs of fingers to keep each other warm while still operating bike controls with ease. These gloves are for when temps drop into the 40’s F or below, otherwise they’re overkill.
Not everyone likes to listen to audio while biking, but for those who do this is the ultimate luxury upgrade to whatever earbuds she currently uses. Cycling-friendly features include adjustable HearThrough mode, support for using just one earbud, and long battery life with convenient USB-rechargeable case.
These MTB-style bike shorts are popular with lady mountain bikers thanks to their fun colors, flattering fit, and practical pocket design. They’re unpadded and meant to be worn over her favorite chamois shorts.
The Salida women’s MTB hydration pack is a favorite for its secure fit and ventilated back panel, plus it’s full of bike-friendly features like helmet straps and a tail light attachment. This version has 8 liters of capacity which is enough for most people, but if she loves long rides go for the 12 liter version.
Show you care with a gift that says “I want you to stay alive!” Every cyclist should add a bit of this reflective tape to her setup — bike bags, clothes, wheel spokes and rims, pedal cranks — for those after-dark rides. Bonus: this tape is easy to cut into fun shapes.
Show you care by helping your friend or loved one stay safe on the road. This lightweight mirror will help her see what’s coming up behind. It clips to a helmet or sunglasses so you don’t have to wonder whether it’s compatible with her handlebars. Personally I never pedal away from home without it.
Give your favorite cyclist the gift of safety with this insanely bright rechargeable tail light. It’s packed with eye-catching features like “SteadyFlash” and “Buzz Pulse” modes and offers a wide variety of mounting options.
These gorgeous jerseys from Cycology make a splashy gift for any female cyclist with a bold sense of style on the road. Check out their full range of amazing colors and prints – there’s something for everyone.
Not every cyclist likes to work on their own bike, but some of us find it very rewarding and fun! Whether the lady cyclist in your life is a budding or experienced mechanic, these gifts will help her take it to the next level.
This extensive tool kit is a dream come true for ladies who are learning to work on their bikes. If she’s shown interest in getting her hands dirty but doesn’t yet have all the tools, this set is sure to awaken her inner mechanic.
For the cyclist who already has everything or is very particular about her gear, a gift card is the perfect way to support her passion while letting her choose the specifics.
Gift Certificate to The Local Bike Shop
If you know her favorite local shop or mechanic, a gift certificate for repairs or bike parts will certainly be appreciated. If you can’t figure out her go-to shop, look for a reputable one – the kind that gets good reviews from serious cyclists – near where she lives. Bonus points for a shop with female mechanics!
REI carries a good variety of cycling-specific gear as well as general outdoor gear and clothing. They’re also known for their excellent return policy, inclusive culture, and commitment to protecting the environment.
Hi there, I’m Alissa, founder of Exploring Wild. I’ve traveled over 19,000 miles by bike and still can’t stop planning my next ride (and helping you plan yours). Pavement and panniers or singletrack and seat bag, I love it all. On my bike I feel free. Learn more about me here.
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