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With BCs Bike to Work Week just around the corner, its the perfect time to spruce up your two-wheeler with these 6 rustic-chic accessories.
Starting in 1995, BC’s Bike to Work Week has quickly become one of the most popular riding events in the summer. With over 25,000 people trading four wheels for two in 2014, this year’s event will likely draw even higher numbers. But just because thousands of people will be hitting the pavement for a week, doesn’t mean they should compromise their personal style. That’s why we’ve round-up 6 rustic-chic bicycle products that will have you dreaming of cozy cottages and countrysides on your way into work.Japanese Bike Bell, $22, Poketo, available online at poketo.comSimple and classic, these copper and brass Japanese bike bells will take you back to a time of glass milk bottles and countryside sunsets.Riverknoll Bike Basket, $58, Anthropologie, anthropologie.comFor over three decades, the family owned Nantucket Bike Basket Company has produced handwoven and durable baskets remnant of a different era. This one, made with natural kubu and lacak rattan stalks, is perfect for peddling to nowhere (or, if need be, to work).Brooks Challenge Bag in Antique Brown, $110, Denman Bike Shop, store.denmanbikeshop.comThis Brooks bag, first designed at patented in 1896, is the perfect storage solution for any small treasures you wish to accompany you on your trip. With its simple design and durable leather, this classic will have you dreaming of the farm in no time.Flyer S Special Women’s Antique Brown, $213, JV Bike, jvbike.com Comfort and suspension are combined in this popular bicycle seat model. Made of genuine leather and finished with hand-hammered copper rivets, this rustic-chic seat will be a welcome addition to almost any bike rear.Lazer Sport Street Deluxe Helmet, $79.99, The Bike Dr., thebikedr.comSafety first, style (a close) second. This wood-styled helmet is echnopolymer-injected for durability. Warning: may cause daydreams about farmhouses.S’well Resuable Water Bottle, $35-$45, Antropologie, anthropologie.comThis on-trend water bottle is a hydration hero. With its light wood-grain effect and amazing specs (it keeps liquid cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours!) it’s a sure showstopper both on your commute and at the office.
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