Stylish and Practical Bike Accessories

Summer is the season of the bike. 

Biking is a great way to explore our beautiful city, take in some fresh air, get some exercise, and socialize from a distance.

Bike season often makes us reexamine our wardrobes. As someone who is more concerned with style than bikes – I’m a casual biker at best – I am always on the lookout for stylish and practical biking accessories that work with and around my wardrobe. I’m not a fan of most bike fashion. I don’t like lycra; I like streetwear.

If you’re a casual rider like me, a bike ride is a journey that often includes a few stops so you need an outfit that is both practical and something you want to be seen in. Accessories that are both practical and fun or elegant can be hard to find.

To save you some time and money, I stopped by three cycle stores in Victoria and selected some fun, versatile, stylish and practical pieces that can work with most looks. Fashion and function can meet!

Read on for my shoppable picks.

St. Lawrence DLX Wicker QR Basket from Bishop Family Cycles
Fairweather Rolltop Pannier Bag Nylon Purple from Fort St. Cycle
Ortlieb Sport Roller Free Pannier bag in Lagoon Bag from Fairfield Bicycle Shop
Po Campo Kent Sling Bag from Bishop Family Cycles
Fairweather Stem Bag from Fort. St. Cycle