Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas


Low Priced Gift Ideas for Cyclists: With 38 days left until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find a gift for that special cyclist in your life (or for yourself). We don’t want to inundate you with too many options (or suggest something like a new and expensive bike…which we all would love by the way), so we’re simply listing off our top 5 low budget ideas for you.

1.  Loving the Bike and #bikeschool merchandise: Click HERE to Purchase

*30% off all Loving the Bike and #bikeschool jerseys, kits, and t-shirts from now until December 1, 2011.

Enter “LTBBKSCHOOL” in the discount code box upon checking out when shopping at Groucho.

Please forgive the blatant self promotion of our merchandise, but we do think it would make a great gift…and with prices at 30% off, how can you go wrong?

Price: Jerseys from $32 and up.  Kits – $55.95.  T-shirts – $15.39 (after 30% discount)






2.  A subscription to Bicycling Magazine: Click HERE to Purchase

Price: Two Years for $22.00


3.  Cycling Jewelry from Green Goat Designs: Click HERE to Purchase

Price: Starting at $25.00 and up








4.  Cycling Artwork from Kollective Fusion: Click HERE to Purchase

Price: Starting at $25.00 and up

5.  Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance or Zinn and the Art of MTB Maintenance book: Click HERE and HERE to Purchase

Price: $16.47 (from Amazon)



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11 Responses to “ Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas ”

  1. Dan Shust on November 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Great list! Here is another one. A custom headset cap form kustomcaps.com. Unique and cheap!

  2. Tim Starry on December 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Just be careful who you get the subscription through. If it’s a third party and you decide to cancel, they will automatically renew the next year. Bicycling Magazine doesn’t care and it’s virtually impossible to get the third party to desist. Short of cancelling your credit card and getting a new one.

  3. Myrna CG Mibus on November 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Great ideas and wonderful prices on the Loving The Bike merchandise!
    I hope you don’t mind if I chime in with two other ideas …Here in Minnesota we need cold weather biking gear and I found my LBS has great balaclava (face mask/hat thing) for about $20. I plan to get one for my husband, Owen, for Christmas (shhh, don’t tell!)Here’s a link with pictures: http://milltowncycles.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-cold-weather-head-ware.htmlAlso, this year my family is going to buy less for ourselves and give to others in need. We discovered we can donate $36 to send a bike to Africa so healthcare workers can get around to deliver medications and services – this fits in with our love of biking and helps others, a wonderful win-win!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      You guys are incredible….what a great thing you’re doing with your donation to Bike to Africa, and what a great lesson to your kids.  Thanks for the suggestions, Myrna….very much appreciated.

  4. Jackie on November 18, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Great list, thanks for putting it together.  My family is always asking me for affordable gift ideas so now I have a list for them.  That cycling artwork looks great and I would love to have a couple of them.

  5. Caratunkgirl on November 18, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I just forwarded this list to Santa.

    • Samantha on November 18, 2011 at 8:34 am

      Same with me.

  6. Pamela H on November 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve been wanting to get a loving the bike jersey for a while now.  Getting 30% is going to be great.  Yaaaay, I can’t wait to get it.

  7. Ian on November 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    These are some really good ideas and I like that they’re all price quite nice.  I’d like to get one of the kits for myself since I didn’t win one in your contest.  The magazine would be nice.

  8. Logan on November 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Great list of ideas.  You’ve just made this year’s shopping so much easier for me.


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