Bike Clothing: What to Wear for Your Ride

Bike Clothing: What to Wear for Your Ride

May 21, 2021

Whether you’re a beginning rider or an experienced veteran, having the right gear when you get on the road or hit the trails is important for every cyclist. Having the right clothing isn’t just a matter of fashion, as you want to stay cool and comfortable on your bike this summer.

The best clothing can also improve bicycle safety in Naples, FL by making you more visible to drivers. Read on to find out about the bike gear that will help keep you safe and comfortable on your bike.

Athletic clothing

If you’re looking to have cycling outfits that stay on your budget, then repurposing pretty much any athletic clothing will do the trick. Add reflective wear or reflective elements, and you’ll be ready to get on the road. This is especially important for jackets and pants, as you’ll want drivers coming from any direction to be alerted to your presence. Note that reflective elements are only an issue for road cyclists; for mountain bikers, vehicles may not be as much of an issue.

Bike shorts

The majority of bike shorts are made out of stretchy fabric that allows for excellent range of motion while pedaling. These tend to be cut shorter and may include gripping elastic at the leg opening so that they don’t ride up. On top of that, bike shorts include a chamois, a padded piece for the crotch that cuts down on both moisture and friction. Some riders prefer a chamois and others don’t, so you may want to try both and see what works best.


Eye protection is crucial whenever you’re on your bike. A good pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from both windblown debris and UV rays. You may want to invest in a pair of wraparound sunglasses which provide maximum coverage.

Bike jerseys

These are usually made out of stretchy fabrics that are breathable, moisture wicking and quick drying. They may also include convenient features like a front zipper for extra ventilation, back pockets and reflective trim that’s useful for night-riding. Many of the road jerseys are form fitting, whereas mountain bike jerseys are not.

Bike shoes

Which shoes you choose to use depends on your bike’s pedals. On platform pedals, essentially any kind of sneaker will be fine. Cycling shoes tend to have a much stiffer sole than the average shoe or hiking boot, which helps with transferring power as you pedal. So, for example, you will need to invest in bike shoes if you have clipless pedals.

While all this gear is useful, now you can get it in a wide range of styles to fit your personal tastes. Whenever you’re looking for trending protective gear in Naples, FL, check out Big Momma’s Bicycles.

Our team has been servicing the Naples area since 2005. We are a locally-owned bicycle shop that does repairs, rental service, resales, services, tune-ups and more. We have an excellent staff that is here to answer any questions you may have, so stop in or give us a call today!

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