BikeArlington Gift Guide 2020
Looking for the perfect bike holiday gift? Look no further than the 2020 BikeArlington Gift Guide!
With 2020 nearly in the rearview mirror, it is time to look forward to making the most of our 2021 bike rides! Here are some gifts to help you do that for your bike friends and family.
Capital Bikeshare Membership
A Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) membership is truly the gift that keeps on giving. CaBi gives anyone in the region access to a bike and makes moving around Arlington so much easier. Plus, CaBi now has E-bikes (for an additional $1 fee per ride) which allow for an even faster trip with less effort.
Books to Help Build Bike Friendly Places
There so many great books about biking and designing our cities to better include Active Transportation. Here are some of the BikeArlington team’s favorites to share with your curious reader:
- Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) —Tom Vanderbilt
Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance —Adonia E. Lugo, PhD
Bonus for extra fun and creativity!
Bike Repair Gift Card for a Local Bike Shop
Price: $ – $$$
Something many often overlook is care and maintenance for their bicycle. It’s recommended to get your bike tuned up once year. With this gift, not only are you extending the lifetime of their bike, but you are supporting a local business.
Price: $$ – $$$
Finding time to go for bike rides can be difficult during these long winter months. With so little daylight to work with, many of us often end up riding in the dark. To make sure your favorite person has what they need to be safe on the trails and on the road, considering getting them a bike headlight to light their journey and make them more visible to others. The price can vary depending on the brightness of the light. We recommend buying a rechargeable light and the Nite Rider Swift 500 is good value option for this category.
A Customized Bike Route
This holiday, give that special someone a carefully designed, customized bike route. The Bike Arlington team will tailor the route to fit their needs such as sticking mostly to trails or avoiding some of the famous Arlington hills. We will work with you to make sure your person is cared for with the safest and most enjoyable route that Arlington has to offer.