While it’s great to have a week that reminds everyone of the virtues of biking to work, I think that bikes should be the default, not the exception. That might seem like a daydream, but a host of manufacturers are filling closets with apparel that make bike commuting simpler and more stylish.
No, a wrinkle-free button-up or a pair of SPD-compatible kicks aren’t going to tip the bike-commute balance. But the breathable fabrics and bike-smart designs manage the elements—yours as well as the environment’s—and help ensure that you show up looking fresh and crisp. Plus, they’re mostly all stylish enough that you won’t need a wardrobe change on arrival.
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