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Locally Made Stocking Stuffers for the Cyclist on Your List

Still looking for the perfect gift for that pedal-loving person on your holiday list? Well, you’re in luck! With a plethora of local bike-focused companies based here in San Francisco, you have plenty of pedalific gifts to make your cyclist sweetie smile—and help boost our local economy. Here are my top picks for local bike gifts, all under $50:   

1. Archive Hip Bag 
Roadies have spandex; urban cyclists have waxed canvas. This little hip bag by local bagmaker Archive is a sweet, simple design.  It just slips on to a belt and carries an urban cyclist’s necessities: wallet, keys, cell phone, and a strap in the back for holding a U-lock in place. Plus, it’s highly water resistant and ages well. Can’t see your honey wearing a fannie pack—even if it’s a really stylish one? Then maybe go for the matching saddlebag instead. $50, Box Dog Bikes

2. Rickshaw Smartphone Moleskin Folio
I recently rode my bike to Rickshaw’s factory and store in the Dogpatch. If you haven’t been out there, go. And use their houndstooth folio as a reason for the trip. Made with Rickshaw excellent material and quality, this little pouch holds everything the cyclist on your gift list might need—smartphone, notebook, pens, and keeps it all safe and cozy for a full day of riding. Stylish, safe, sexy…sold! $50, Rickshaw Bagworks

3. Pedal panties
Here’s a special gift for the lady cyclist on your list: locally made pedal panties. These little stretchy undies feature a thin, soft chamois that makes a full day in the saddle a lot more comfortable. The sleek design and low-profile padding work great under skirts, shorts, or as spin class wear. $36, Huckleberry Bicycles

4. Chuey Brand Winter Hat  
Chuey has long been setting the bar for stylish bike hats, and his winter wool line is no exception. Each hat is cut and pieced together by hand in Chuey’s small Mission District workshop. With hundreds of patterns to choose from (I’m a fan of the Pendleton wool ones), you can be assured that you’re getting your cyclist gear they’ll love. The winter caps have a fold down liner to keep your sweeties’ ears extra warm. Happy winter biking days ahead. $35, Mojo Bike Shop