To me, there is not a more enjoyable form of exercise than going for a nice, long bike ride. Pedaling away all of your problems as the wind blows in your hair is by far one of the more relaxing parts of life. We all know that bicycling is one of the most eco-friendly forms of transportation, but let’s take it to the next level with some green bike accessories! I’ve rounded up a few accessories to make your bike ride even greener than before.
Early Winter Night Biking Gloves
Winter rides can be some of the toughest to handle. Between the brisk air and snow on the ground, it can be less than safe riding around. That’s why these winter night biking gloves are your new best friend. These gloves were designed with the rider in mind. They hold the LED lights and a small 3V coin cell battery in the cuff of the glove. The best part though is you have complete control over the lights. Just ball your fingers into a fist and the conductive areas on the finger tips will meet with the conductive area in the palm to turn them on!
Bicycle upkeep and maintenance is an important part of owning a bike. Chain lube is important to keep your bike sailing smooth. What kind of chemicals are they putting in bike lubes though? With Green Oil you won’t have to worry about that again! This green product doesn’t use an PTFE or other environmentally damaging chemicals, unlike most other chain lubes. Not only do they not use damaging chemicals, they also use 100% recycled plastic for their bottles—talk about taking it up a notch!
Siva Cycle’s Atom Generator
Picture this, you’re riding around on your bike in an area you don’t know and decide you need to look up some directions. Oh no, you’re phone is dead! Now what? With Siva Cycle’s atom generator you won’t worry about that again. This device clips directly to your bike and stores your pedal pushing energy in a rechargeable battery! Use it for a quick recharge during a biking break or plug your device in to charge while on the go. You’ll never be out of energy (for your phone) again.
Solar Rydon Pixio Bike Light
Finally, every night biker needs a good set of lights. These solar powered lights use a solar panel to store energy during the day so you’re more than prepared for the safest night ride. It clips to your bike super easily and features a theft proof strap, which every biker will be happy about. Just place your bike in a sunny area and let the waterproof solar panel do it’s thing.
Any eco-friendly accessories that I missed? What do you use for your bike?