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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Cyclists

Whether she shreds the local pump track or cruises the nearest bike lane, the cycling mom in your life deserves something on this list.

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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 to get her pumped for the next big ride. Of course, a new bike would be your first choice, but we get it if that’s not in the budget this year. If you’re still looking for some last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, May 9—or even long after that day has ended—here are some great ideas to get you started.

Machines for Freedom Signature Cap

Machines for Freedom The Mystic Felines Cap by Dioscvri
Machines for Freedom

This lightweight, 100% cotton twill cycling cap, with original artwork by Dioscvri, represents power, savvy intellect, strength, and agility. Not only will it look great under a helmet and keep the sun off her eyes, it also keeps helmet hair in check when she wants to make a coffee stop.

Po Campo Kinga Handlebar Bag

Po Campo Mother's Day Fun in the Sun Gift Set
Po Campo

Help Mom have some ‘Fun in the Sun’ on her special day! Po Campo partnered with the Female Founder Collective to put together this Mother’s Day gift set, which includes its best-selling Kinga Handlebar Bag 2 and Breathable Face Mask 2-pack, along with a weightless SPF moisturizer from Nuria Beauty and a soothing lavender lip balm with SPF from Kaya Essentials. Everything a mom needs to get out and ride!

      Back in the Frame

      Back in the Frame: Cycling, belonging and finding joy on a bike
      $14.77 (18% off)

      UK-based blogger and cycling advocate Jools Walkers (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,” Jools openly discusses her depression and mental health, overcoming obstacles, and creating space for Black women in cycling.

      Mad Alchemy La Femme Chamois Cream

      Mad Alchemy La Femme Chamois Creme
      Mad Alchemy

      Keep Mom happy in the saddle this Mother’s Day. Chamois cream is an essential must-have item and a perfect gift 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 100% paraben free and designed especially for women—with cold-pressed lavender, tea tree, and grapefruit essential oils.

      Velocio Flora Ultralight Jersey

      Velocio Women's Flora Ultralight Jersey

      Flowers are nice, but once they’re in your house, the clock starts ticking until you’ve gotta throw them away. A high-quality jersey with a flower pattern, on the other hand, will last for years. This special-edition women’s floral model from Velocio is a minimalist summer-weight jersey to keep Mom feeling and looking cool on the hottest of summer days. It’s made from 84% recycled material and is available in two beautiful colors: navy/mint and rust.

      NutriBullet Blender 600W Personal Blender

      NutriBullet 600W Personal Blender

      Upgrade Mom’s old, bulky, and too-loud blender with the compact NutriBullet. With the NutriBullet, she can treat herself to nutritious and yummy pre-ride smoothies or post-ride recovery shakes. NutriBullet is currently offering 20 percent off if you use the code FORMOM when ordering.

      Grimpeur Bros Coffee Subscription

      Grimpeur Bros Choice Single Origin Coffee Subscription Plan
      Grimpeur Bros

      Sitting down for a cup of coffee with Mom is a great way to catch up. Grimpeur Bros roasts its coffee and espresso in Brooklyn, NY, and Texas and ships it directly all over the U.S. The company is also a huge supporter of everything cycling and bike racing. We recommend sending Mom a monthly subscription so fresh beans arrive each month to her door.

      Portland Design Works Coffee Cup Holder

      Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder
      Portland Design Works

      If she loves coffee, she’ll appreciate this cup holder that 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.

      UnTapped Organic Maple Raspberry Waffles

      UnTapped 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. Perfect for the road or trail.

      Fitbit Charge 4

      Fitbit Charge 4
      $117.97 (21% off)

      Smartwatches have gone through serious upgrades since she got her first Fitbit—which makes now a great time to upgrade to the new Charge 4. This slim smartwatch is equipped with built-in GPS, activity and sleep tracking, 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, apps like Spotify for music and Fitbit Pay for easy on-the-go purchases, and a free 90-day trial of Fitbit Premium.

      KustomCaps Cat Headset Cap

      KustomCaps Cat 1 1/8" Headset Topcap

      Jewelry is nice, but there’s also bling for her bike. Personalize her ride with one of these decorative headset caps from KustomCaps. They’ve got 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.

      Crane Copper Bell

      Crane 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.

      Orbea Wild FS E-Bike

      Orbea Wild FS H30 E-Bike 2021

      Electric bikes are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Let Mom experience more trails for Mother’s Day (and every other day after that). With the Orbea Wild FS e-mtb, she can get a long-travel bike to the top of the hill to maximize her fun on the descent. A Bosch Performance CX motor provides pedal assist up to 20mph, and a 12-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain provides plenty of gear range for the climb up while 160mm travel front and rear, 203mm brake rotors, tubeless Maxxis tires, and a dropper post help assure she’ll have a great time on the way back down.

      Pedro’s Bike Lust Polish

      Pedro's 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 will also make it easy to wipe off mud and grime in the future.

      Peanut Lacrosse Ball

      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 reach.

      Swiftwick Pursuit Four Socks

      Swiftwick Pursuit Four Cycling Socks

      Everyone loves new socks, and we especially like Swiftwick’s moisture-wicking merino wool Pursuit socks for everyday rides.

      Five Ten Freerider Pro Mountain Bike Shoes

      Five Ten Freerider Pro Mountain Bike Shoes
      Five Ten

      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% recycled materials and come in Hazy Emerald or Core Black colors.

      The Good Patch Mother’s Day Set

      Mother's Day Set
      The Good Patch

      This Mother’s Day set of patches is specifically designed to help Mom destress and relax, including six children’s bedtime “Night Owl” patches, four “B12 Awake” and “Relax” patches to wake up, as well as four hemp-powered “Nite Nite” and “Revive” patches to unwind after a long day. Plus, this 22-patch set is currently $18 off through Mother’s Day.

      Gore Wear Women’s C5 Women’s Shorts

      GORE WEAR C5 Women's Shorts
      $131.00 (18% off)

      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 with durable, water-repellent fabric to keep Mom 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.

      Peak Design Everyday Totepack

      Peak Design Everyday Totepack
      Peak Design

      She may already have all the tote bags she needs, but this two-in-one tote and backpack will trump all the rest. Though it’s not a cycling-specific commuter bag, its nylon shell is weatherproof with padded straps, padded laptop and tablet sleeves, and versatile interior storage dividers that will keep any fragile cargo protected even on rough rides.

      Taliah Lempert Prints

      Taliah Lempert Prints
      Taliah Lempert

      For more than 20 years, Brooklyn-based visual artist Taliah Lempert has been producing artwork that combines her love for bikes and painting. She has painted pictures of bikes from observation, including bikes borrowed from friends, commission pieces, and even bikes from legendary women cyclists such as Connie Carpenter’s 1984 Olympic-winning road bike and Jacquie Phelan’s Championship-winning Cunningham. Lempert’s site features prints and paintings for sale to meet almost every Mom’s taste or favorite types of bikes.

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