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Seven Must-have Bike Accessories for Cycling Enthusiasts

Guest Contributor July 05, 2021
Smiling woman on her bicycle at sunset
If you’re like many Ontarians, you’ve probably ridden your bike more in the past two years than you ever thought you would. And with many cities and towns now making bike lanes a priority, there are more places to cycle safely. Now that you’re on the road often, it’s time to invest in a few accessories to make your ride that much smoother – and safer. From safety lights to a must-have handle bar bag, these bike accessories available at the CAA Store will make your journey that much better.

Osprey Seral 4 Hydration Lumbar Pack

Water is among the necessities on any bike ride. The Seral lumbar pack is designed to carry a 1.5-litre reservoir and a magnetic bite valve that attaches to the hip belt for easy access. Compression straps pull the pack into your lower back and wrap around your hips for stability, even over technical terrain. A zippered main compartment is big enough for a spare tube, patch kit, mini pump, tire lever and multi-tool, while hip belt pockets can store your keys, sunscreen, phone and trail snacks.

 Black Osprey Belt bag

The only handlebar bag you’ll ever need.

Once you’ve had easy access to your personal items without having to dismount your bike, you’ll never want to cycle anywhere without the Corsino Rover handlebar bag again. This waterproof multi-functional bag has a TPU transparent window at the top of the bag suitable for a smart phone. A side pocket is the perfect spot for a refillable water bottle.

Black handlebar bag attached to bike

The smartphone bar mount that’s a game changer.

Keep your apps and maps conveniently accessible whenever you’re on a bike ride. The Nite Ize Wraptor™ Rotating Smartphone Bar Mount offers edge-to-edge screen visibility while holding you phone securely, even over rough terrain. Designed to quickly attach and detach from your bike’s handlebar, the base easily rotates between landscape and portrait modes for maximum viewing adjustability.

Keep your apps and maps conveniently accessible whether you are on a ride, running with a jogging stroller, or keeping the kids entertained in a grocery cart. This high-quality design offers a secure hold that can handle even the roughest terrain with confidence. With 360 degrees of rotation, your phone can be easily changed from portrait to landscape or anywhere in between so that your screen is always easy to view.

Smartphone attached to handlebar with arrows pointing to 360o

Keep your phone charged – and protected.

Keep the energy flowing for your next adventure with the Pelican Go™ G40C Charge Case. Precious devices will stay protected inside the crush-proof exterior shell and water-resistant casing. The integrated wireless charging tray can refresh your smartphone battery up to four times – charging is as simple as placing your phone onto the tray and securing it with the flexible elastic strap. Portable and protective, the G40C Charge Case also provides an additional micro-USB port for charging non-wireless devices.

Open smart phone case with phone inside

A practical bike light for the whole family.

Bicycles must have a white front light, red real light or reflector that works. Ideal for family bike rides or commuter cyclists, the affordable Nite Ize Radiant® 50 Bike Light is available in both red and white, which fits the bill. With a light housing that provides 180° of light visibility, the Radiant 50 is ideal as a front or rear indicator light to help make riders visible day and night.

The bike light has a curved grippy rubber back and comes with two sets of attachment bands so it can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Bonus: The silicone attachment bands hold the light securely in place, but also allow it to be quickly removed after you’ve parked your bike.

Red rear light attached to back of bicycle

A cycling helmet ideal for rides in the city.

With excellent ventilation, reflective stickers and padding that’s removeable and washable, Briko’s Morgan cycling helmet is ideal for long journeys in the city. The cycling helmet also has practical (and removeable) anti-insect netting. Most importantly, ensure that your helmet fits you correctly before you get on the road. The helmet is available in classic matte black and a stylish colour combination of matte purple.

Black bicycle helmet

The best bike accessory of all – we’re here to help.

Got a broken chain? A flat tire? Call CAA Bike Assist™. It’s roadside assistance for your bicycle. If you run into a problem that can’t be fixed on the spot, CAA will transport your bicycle wherever you need it to go*. Bike Assist is a new permanent benefit for all existing Members, and it’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How’s that for cycling peace of mind?

Person repairing bike chain at roadside

One-stop shopping.

Come check out the CAA Store to see quality bike accessories for two-wheeled travellers. Members save on almost everything at the CAA Store and at shopwithcaa.com

Tiered Memberships discounts apply to merchandise purchases at a CAA Store and online at shopwithcaa.com. Just present or enter your membership number at checkout.

  • CAA Basic Members enjoy Member-exclusive prices.
  • CAA Plus Members enjoy an additional 5% off Member prices.
  • CAA Premier Members enjoy an additional 10% off Member prices.

For information on which CAA membership tier is right for you, go to www.caasco.com/membership/compare-memberships