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Spring Bling for You and Your Bike

There’s no reason that your Easter bonnet, big wheel or Hunky Jesus outfit should be the only color this spring. Give your bike some bright bling this season—it’ll make your ride more fun, make you more visible and safe, and add a little spring into you step…or ride.

Here are four fun and colorful bike-y gifts for you or the bike-lover on your list:

Chuey Spring Hat: Chances are that bike hat you’ve been wearing all year is pretty grimy. Isn’t it time for a new, less sweaty one? Local haberdasher extraordinaire Chuey Munkanta is churning out a really beautiful spring line of handmade hats from cotton and Pendleton wool. $25, Market Street Cycles, Mojo, and Pushbike.

Knog Strongman Lock: Yes, you do need a U-Lock in San Francisco; cables just won’t do. Wanna make your tough lock stand out from the rest? Take a gander at Knog’s candy colored city locks. Pair it with their Party Coil for extra wheel locking fun. $99.95, Knog.com or special order through Mike’s Bikes.

Lazer Armor Helmet: No one ever said helmets can't be safe AND good looking! The Lazer helmet comes in a myriad of colors, including fluorescent green (my favorite), a robin blue and tangerine. Delicious and visible! $69.99-79.99, San Francyclo.

Defeet Dura Glove Wool: It’s still pretty chilly out in the evenings, so layer yourself up with something warm and colorful. Defeet makes some sweet wool biking gloves in pink and fluorescent yellow, to keep you visible and warm on San Francisco “summer” nights. $22, Market Street Cycles