8 Fun and Affordable Cycling Accessories

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As a “serious bicycle commuter” I understand how easy it is to get obsessed over everything related to our bikes. After-all, we spend so much time commuting on them, they eventually start feeling like a part of us. We start focusing on the latest and greatest gear that will eliminate grams from our bike and add to our aerodynamic advantage. You love your bike! That’s why it feels so good to add affordable cycling accessories that will allow you to ride farther. Be more comfortable. And be prepared for anything the elements throw at you. Including angry weather.

Here are 8 fun and affordable cycling accessories that will add fun and flair to your future rides

LED bike tire lights

Daway LED bike tire lights.
Daway LED bike tire lights.

Daway
$9.99

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

It will be way easier for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and other cyclists to see you, while you’re commuting in the evening to get groceries or ice cream with these tire lights.

These LED lights have two modes, flashing and steady, and come in several colors. While they won’t illuminate the road in front of you, they will make you hard to miss! (Note: You’ll want to buy two, since a package only contains lights for one wheel.)

GOLDBEARS Gummi candy

Haribo GOLDBEARS Gummi candy.
Haribo GOLDBEARS Gummi candy.

Haribo
$18.47

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

Haribo GOLDBEARS gummi candy is one of those affordable cycling accessories that allow you to eat like the pros. Pros such as Olympic mountain biker Lea Davison swears by Haribo gummi bears to fuel long rides, as does Tour of Flanders winner Coryn Rivera, and even Tour de France head chef Nicki Strobel. Swapping your typical bars and gels for your favorite childhood candies is a great way to take in enough calories to keep your muscles working while still enjoying every bite.

Colorful plastic bike wheel spoke beads

Upstore colorful plastic bike wheel spoke beads.(One of 8 fun and affordable cycling accessories)
Upstore colorful plastic bike wheel spoke beads.(One of 8 fun and affordable cycling accessories)

Upstore
$6.66

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

These Upstore colorful bike wheel spokes will bring back memories when you were a kid. As a kid you didn’t care what material your bike was made of. How many gears it had, if any. Or how aero it was.

Adding these colorful spoke beads will bring back those fun, childhood memories. Especially if you grew up riding in the ’90s. And of course, if you do have kids, putting these on their bikes can provide a fun refresh for it.

Back expandable cat backpack

Halinfer back expandable cat backpack.
Halinfer back expandable cat backpack.

Halinfer
$44.99

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

You can now spend quality time with your cat while traveling. Plus, brighten the day of anyone who passes you while you ride with the help of a cat backpack with a plastic bubble that lets your cat see the world (and the world see your cat). This particular catpack unfolds, too, so when you reach your destination, you can unzip it to give your cat more space. (Just skip the singletrack or hectic streets and use this for more leisurely, short excursions.)

Two-person pocket hammock

Legit Camping two-person pocket hammock.
Legit Camping two-person pocket hammock.

Legit Camping
$29.97

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

This two-person pocket hammock by legit camping is the ultimate, mid-ride hammock hangout. You can pack this pocket hammock into your hydration pack or strap it to the back of your bike to turn a ride to the swimming hole into a relaxing all-day excursion. Whether you’re riding to the park and want to relax for a while as your kids play on the playground or you’re heading deep into the woods for a long day on the trails, a portable hammock can instantly make a ride feel more leisurely.

Reusable beeswax wraps

Akeeko reusable beeswax wraps. (Affordable cycling accessories)
Akeeko reusable beeswax wraps. (Affordable cycling accessories)

Akeeko
$19.98

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

Akeeko Beeswax snack wraps are dual-purpose when it comes to sparking joy. Not only are they better for the environment, they actually make it easier to eat your handmade snacks while pedaling. Wrap sandwiches, cookies, rice bars, or whatever DIY snacks you like to eat in these reusable beeswax wraps to make your ride treats easier to access without wasting a lot of plastic in the process. Optimal for rice bars, but also excellent for wrapping up full sandwiches if you’re planning a picnic ride.

Changing poncho

Hiturbo changing poncho.
Hiturbo changing poncho.

Hiturbo
$23.99

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

The Hiturbo changing poncho is very practical for those long bikepacking adventures, long commutes or racing. It makes changing very convenient while trying to make a quick change into your bike shorts or out of your gross kit.

You know the dangers of assuming a towel wrapped around your waist will keep you fully covered. A changing poncho will make going from office to trails a lot less scandalous in the parking lot, and makes getting out of a sweaty chamois postride a lot less fraught with peril.

And if you have a rainy group ride and can’t handle driving home soaked, you can just wear the poncho on your drive home without stressing that someone might get an eyeful if they pull up next to you at a red light.

Rubber duck bicycle bell

Wonuu rubber duck bicycle bell. (Fun and affordable bicycle accessories)
Wonuu rubber duck bicycle bell. (Fun and affordable bicycle accessories)

Wonuu
$11.99

WHERE TO BUY: CLICK HERE

This is our personal favorite bike add-on here: the duck bell. Admittedly, this one squeaks instead of quacks, but it makes an adorable little bike “bell” when clipped onto your handlebars.

It’s not the loudest bell available, but it will help alert people to your presence on a rail trail or sidewalk.

They come in packs of two, so you can share with a commuting friend. They’re also great for brightening up kid’s bikes—and they even light up!

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