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Seattle bike shops recommend holiday gifts

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Need some last minute help with gift buying? Today’s article is designed to help you. Compiled from suggestions by bike shops across Seattle, this list just might have something to solve your quandary. Gift suggestions range from $25 to $100. Gift ideas are listed by shops which are in alphabetical order and identified by neighborhoods. Though each shop offered many ideas, some of which were mentioned over and over, each highlighted one idea in particular.

Alki Bike & Board (West Seattle)

Stu Hennesey spent some time talking about Holiday gift buying at Alki Bike and Board. His primary emphasis for gift-buying was safety. Gifts he recommended included:

Alpine Hut (Interbay/Magnolia)

Jim Finkle buyer for owner Kyle Fisher pointed out a number of items suitable for gift buying.

BikeSport (Ballard)

At BikeSport, Mike Turmenne immediately identified unicycles as the best Christmas gift available in the shop because of they are used at Adams Elementary School and other area schools.

He also recommended Stay warm gifts such shoe covers, booties and jackets. BikeSport carries Endura and Sugoi products.

On display was a creation selection of Park Tools special gift ideas which included a bike pizza cutter, pint glasses and sporks.

Cycle University (West Seattle)

Like several shops, Cycle U’s Reinout Schoolderman, listed

  • Jackets and winter gloves for year round riders
  • Lights for every rider, many easily mounted
  • *Tune-up" - typical $80, but up-gradeable, with currently Holiday sale, gifters can get more for less, ex., a $60.00 tune-up now gets what you might have to pay $80 at another time.

Dutch Bicycle Co. (Ballard)

Several unusual gifts were uncovered at Ballard’s Dutch Bicycle Company.

Didn't see what you're looking for? More shops with their suggestions will soon be posted.

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