Buying Christmas gifts for any hobbiest is a notoriously tricky business. When it comes to biking enthusiasts, step away from the bike-shaped pizza cutter (the cookie cutter, too) and consider one of these cycle-themed gifts instead.
1. Vintage bicycle patent prints
A set of six vintage bicycle patent prints charting the evolutionary design of the bike.
$19.97 from Amazon.
2. Bicycle wheel clock
Created using a salvaged and repurposed bike wheel, every clock is unique and handmade in Oregon.
$175 from Etsy.
3. Full Tilt: From Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy
A first-hand account of an Irishwoman who traveled from Ireland to India on a bicycle in the 1960s. This spirited and honest read is as crazy as you might imagine (an attack by wolves, sunstroke, dinner with the Pakistani president), but manages to encapsulate the sheer freedom and adventure of cycling.
$32.95 from Amazon.
4. Dark Cycle Clothing shirt
Tampa-based cycle enthusiast husband and wife team Coryn and Adam offer a host of quirky animals on bikes tshirt designs. We’re partial to the flamingo and killer whale options, but there’s something for everyone.
$varies from Dark Cycle Clothing.
5. An annual membership with Coast Bike Share
Give the gift of 600+ bikes at 60+ bike stations around Tampa and St. Pete making cycling a healthy and convenient part of your bike-lover’s daily life.
$79 from Coast Bike Share.