It is an insane time to be a small business, and yet especially for daily cycling, it is often the smallest of businesses on the ground making the critical changes to our biking world!
Here are my top 5 small biking businesses and products for Small Business Saturday
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I have known the two behind Banjo Brothers for close to two decades at this point. They supported me non-stop with my bike commuting content and local to them – Minneapolis bike culture. They make no-nonsense bike bags and accessories. In fact, they make my favorite everyday biking pannier.
Visit the Banjo Brothers Website
The Rover Anorak has become my go-to biking and walking rain jacket, and my kids are loving their Clever Kids’ Capes. We still have some testing to do this winter, but so far I am impressed – and even more so, I’m impressed with Clever Hood’s investment in bike advocacy and customer support. From the Bike Bus “uniforms” to supporting the War on Cars podcast, and handwritten notes. They are a business trying to make a thoughtful product to help more people get on bikes.
Visit the Clever Hood website
Maria Boustead has been making fashionable biking bags in the bike industry for well over 10 years, and well before it was cool. The Aster Hip Pack in reflective material is my do-everything “purse” that I also wear around my hips when biking.
Visit the Po Campo website
I’ve used RedShifts’ more sport-driven bike products for a few years like their suspension seat post and stem but they really redesigned the everyday biking pedal for me with the ArcLight Pedals and something I would put on every bike in my fleet that goes out at night. Pedals with built-in bright lights that can sense which direction is forward so it changes from red to white. You can charge the lights on the bike or pull them out to charge off the bike. You can also buy additional smart lights to stick to other places on your bike.
Visit the RedShift Sports website
Your Local Bike Shop
Buy a gift card for a tune-up at your local bike shop, visit them to say heck-ya, and share a review of them on Google, Yelp, or your own social media channels. A good local bike shop is irreplaceable in this biking movement and if you have a good one, help them make it last!
Ps: None of the above links are affiliate sales where I would make a % of the sale. I have no interest in taking margin from these small businesses on Small Business Saturday!