It’s pretty awesome to bike to work. In fact, cycling to work is growing across the United States and the world, and cities are finally starting to learn that investing in cycling infrastructure is worth the time, effort, and money. Even cities as busy as New York City are starting to get the point and pony up to build protect bike lanes, paint sharrows, get bike share programs, and more to encourage people to bike in the city.
There are many reasons to bike to work. Just ask the League of American Bicyclists. They’re all about bike month…or so I hear. These are a few of the reasons we came up with to bike to work on bike to work day, week, month, and all year!
You may even be inspired to bike as much as this guy.
- It’s good for your health
- Keeps you in shape!
- It’s fun -> skip the traffic!
- It’s fast
- Most trips are less than 2 miles from your house
- It’s good for the environment
- It’s an excuse to buy cool stuff for your bike!
- It’s a social activity
- You get some fresh air and vitamin D
Originally I’m from New York, but the last 2 years I’ve been in San Francisco, and in weather like this and in a city so accessible, there is no excuse! You can get anywhere in the city by bike in 30 minutes, you don’t need a change of clothes, and you don’t need to sit on the MUNI or BART. It’s awesome.
Let us know: why do you bike to work? Or why are you thinking about it?
There are a lot of great reasons, so just pick one and go for it!
The RBA Team!
Every cyclist needs to carry a few accessories with them on a ride. These road bike accessories can include anything from a wallet and cell phone, to your extra bike tubes, chain oil, tire levers and more. The question is how do you carry this? You can choose to carry a hip bag, a cell phone pouch, saddle bag, handlebar bag or more. Today we’re focusing on the belt bags and strap pouches. There are a few answers:
- Cycling Accessory Pouches are one way to do this, which are often named one of the following:
- Cycling Hip Pouch
- Bike Hip Bag
- Cycling Fanny Pack
- Bike Hip Bag
These accessory pouches are used as you can probably tell on your waist. You can carry these bags on your belt, and are often sold with a belt as a part of the bag itself. These are convenient because they are kept right by your side, and are easy to open and close with one hand.
This is one of our favorite packs from Road Runner Bags. Road Runner Bags is a small company that hand makes bags in Los Angeles, California. This is a waterproof waist pack with a U-lock holster:
Another example of an accessory pack for cyclists would be the cell phone pouch, or messenger bag cell phone holder. These types of bags are made by companies like Chrome, Timbuk2, Road Runner Bags, Mer Bags, and Missions Workshop.
You want to look for bags that are waterproof, and constructed well. Here at RBA we like to look for locally made or USA made bike gear, and there is a good list here of many awesome brands in The States: https://joecruz.wordpress.com/usa-made-cycling-gear/.
Hope you’ve found this article helpful, and we’ll have a new one coming soon on some great new cycling gear!
The RBA Team
It’s awesome that you have arrived here! At this blog we’ll be looking for the best road bike accessories that you can find online. Cycling is an activity that can be done as sport or for fun, for transportation or for travel, and we love to bike and support the biking community in all of these ways. This blog was spurred out of a passion for bikes and cycle commuting in particular.
Here are some of the types of accessories for bikes we’ll be looking at here at RoadBicycleAccessories.com:
- Bike Saddle Bags
- Handlebar Bags
- Bicycle Panniers
- Bike Lights
- Bike Racks
- Bike Saddles and more
Hope to see you back here for the next post!