6 Rad Biking Essentials To Help You Switch Gears In Style

With new bike lanes and Capital Bikeshare stations constantly cropping up across town, D.C. is garnering a well-earned rep as a cycle-friendly city. Luckily, accessory companies are starting to cater to more fashion-conscious cyclists — not just the gearheads and die-hard commuters. Even when form has to follow function, you can still end up with some really gorgeous creations. We're talking handcrafted classic baskets, innovative storage ideas, and retro-chic add-ons. And if you're going to end up with helmet hair, the culprit might as well be an awesome-looking helmet, right? We’ve gathered up a handful of amazing biking essentials and classic extras to equip the chic cyclist. Pedal on!
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Nantucket Bike Baskets Lightship Adult Classic Basket, $50, available at The Daily Rider, 1108 H Street NE, 202-396-0704; Revolution Cycles Georgetown, 3411 M Street NW, 202-965-3601.
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Urban City Bike Shelves Wood Storage Shelf, $149-$179, available at Urban City Bike Shelves.
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Sawako Furuno Leopard Helmet, $128.20, available at Sawako Furuno.
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Oppsmark Bicycle Wine Rack, $28.43, available at Etsy.
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Crane Suzu Bell in Copper, $17.99, available at Soma.
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Walnut Studio Pocket Pannier, $121, available at Walnut Studio.

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