You don’t have to break the bank for the rider in your life.
You can’t fit a bike into a stocking—or a helmet, cleats, and pretty much all of the glamorous but wallet-draining gifts cyclists dream of. But the little things really do make all the difference. Our picks are the specific but essential items that your giftee may not have thought to buy themselves. And they’re all under $50, so let your generosity run free.
Road ID ($20)
A Road ID is the first gift you should put on the list for cyclists who ride without identification. Each brushed aluminum plate can be engraved with custom details that a driver or EMT might need in case of an incapacitating accident, including name, address, emergency contacts, blood type, and drug allergies. A $10 per year subscription service lets you add an Emergence Response Profile, which is accessible to emergency personal via phone or Internet. IDs are available in a variety of styles, including wristbands, shoe mounts, and military dog tags.