A bike light is an essential accessory for anyone who rides at night on a semi-regular basis.
This option from NiteRider is expensive, but it greatly improves your ability to see in front of you, and your visibility to drivers.
I don’t condone playing Angry Birds on the road, but this mount makes it easy to plan and follow your route while you cycle.
Bike bells are a far better way to alert pedestrians to your presence than screaming “hey!” at the last second.
This one from Portland Design is an easy way to add some classic flair to your bike.
Safety is always important when you’re on the road, and riding with inconsistent drivers on your tail can be a stressful experience.
These smartly designed gloves also serve as turn signals, making it easier to give the cars behind you a clear preview of your next turn.
A bike handle is a great accessory for people who have to navigate stairs during their ride.
I have to carry my bike up and down three flights of stairs every time I head out, and a strap like this one would make those trips significantly easier.
It might not be the most functional bike accessory, but this beer caddy is a fun add-on for weekend rides to the park.
I don’t normally buy things to feel hip, but I might make an exception for this.
Whether you use your bike as a source of affordable transportation, exercise, or fun, you’re probably interested in improving your riding experience.
Most frequent riders use many of the same tools and gadgets (always wear a helmet!), but there are many lesser-known bike accessories than can make your next trip safer, smarter, and more fun.
I put together a list of some of my favorite cycling accessories. Take a look and see if there’s anything you’d like to pick up before your next ride.