Friday, March 8, 2013
Lady in Red: a Women's Day Give-Away
Pedal-Brite Flower Headlight
I received this awesomely whimsical headlight from a reader who has recently gone into business making them. Unable to find a bike light to match her cruiser, she made her own. The idea is to combine a headlight with the practice of attaching flowers to your bike. Handmade using jumbo silk daisies, the Pedal-Brite is reminiscent of the daisies adorning vintage plastic bike baskets. Battery-operated LED touch lights turns the giant flowers into functional, bright headlights. Pedal-Brites can be attached to a basket or handlebars, and everything you need for that is included. These flowers are quite large (12" in diameter) and are best suited for cruiser-type bikes. In addition to the red flower pictured, they are also available in white, yellow, orange, purple, turquoise and pink for a price of $30 on the Pedal-Brite website.
Little Package Lightweight Cycling Cap
Handmade items can be more accessible than you think. Did you know there is a woman in Oregon sewing cycling caps for as little as $15? In addition to selling ready to wear hats, Caroline also takes custom orders, and can use either her own or customer-supplied fabrics. This lightweight 3-panel cotton cap features a red and white pattern that is no longer available, but the fit and construction are similar to this model (and others in her Etsy shop). Featuring a soft bill, this is a summer weight cap, for warmer days of which for now we can only daydream here on the East Coast, given the latest "weather event." I would say this cap runs small-ish, or at least looks best on women with small to average sized heads.
Ibex Knitty-Gritty Fingerless Gloves
Perfect for transitional weather, these wool fingerless gloves from Ibex are bright red with silver logos (also available in black on the Ibex website for $20). The gloves are made of lambswool with a touch of nylon for stretch. The underside features rubber grippers like so, excellent for gripping bicycle handlebars or holding a camera. This pair is size S/M unisex - which is more like a Medium/Large when translated to women's sizing.
If you would like to enter, here are the eligibility criteria:
1. Women only, in the continental USA please
2. Provide a functional email address
3. Be sure to list which item you are interested in (see below)
And here is what to do:
Post a comment telling us what you and your bike are up to today. Anything Woman's-Dayish? I am always curious whether anyone in the US celebrates this holiday, and how. If you're doing nothing, that's fine too, this plays no role in selecting recipients. Somewhere in the comment, let me know which item(s) you are interested in (flower, cap, or gloves). It can be just one, or all three; I simply need to know which draw to include you in. Recipients will be chosen at random from eligible entries. Don't forget to include your email!
Saturday, March 9th, 11:55pm
Thank you for reading, Happy Women's Day, and enjoy your weekend!