With a few days left until Christmas, we all want to spoil those closest to us and bring them some joy. What if, in 2020 we break with tradition by choosing local and/or environmentally friendly gifts? Since 'bikes' are synonymous with 'going green', it would be an opportunity to delight your cycling friends and help the planet.
Here are some gift ideas to put under the tree.
For your children
A balance bike is an ideal gift for very young children. It teaches children how to balance from a very young age. Dip dap offers balance bikes made of sustainably-sourced wood to help the environment.
When they are older, they could even add a V-loplak
superhero signto the back of their bike, which is specifically designed for children. That will give them the power and the confidence to go about on their two wheels with mum and dad.
For all the family
provides a series of activities for you and your family. For example, you can book guided rides offering a range of themes. Discover Brussels for a day and enjoy the chance to get away from it all! Find out about rides planned for 2021 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For book lovers
The second volume of 'Bike-inspired creativity' allows you to discover unusual bikes in a creative way. This book is a tribute to the creativity of designers, creators and dreamers. The programme offers: books about unusual bikes, concept bikes, research about the materials, works of art, attempted records, innovations, crazy bikes, social projects, ... A bit of everything to delight cycling enthusiasts and curious minds!
For food lovers
Nothing better than enjoying a delicious beer with friends? In Brussels there is an unlimited choice of local beers including the Velosophe Cycling Beer!
If food is more your thing, stop by at Tandem
and Marcel Bike Café. These two meeting points for Brussels cyclists are ready to present you with their latest culinary creations, even pre-dinner drinks for your romantic evenings.
If you want to keep your two wheels in tip-top shape, winter is the ideal time! You will have more time to carry out the necessary maintenance before spring returns. You can choose to leave your bike with experts by booking a service with, for example, Pro Velo
or Cyclo or fixing it yourself. If opting for the latter, remember it is possible to get a tool kit at the Pro Velo shop.
For the well organised
Mogabags offer different styles of bags which can be used to carry your office equipment, flask and lunch. There are even larger versions for travel enthusiasts. The brand offers a wide range for all budgets and uses.
It is also possible to take part in and support different causes, helping people with little or no money. For example the united ride
Viva for Life.