Many bicycle accessories are on the market today to make your bicycle ride more enjoyable, and also to help you get to and from your riding destination. Bicycle accessories like racks and trailers will help you bring your bike to your favorite trail, or to the start of a sightseeing tour, or maybe to a bicycle riding competition.
Other bicycle accessories like mirrors, headlights, and reflectors go on your bicycle to make your ride safer and more enjoyable.
A bicycle rack often goes on the back of your car or truck, or maybe on the front of a bus or RV, and allows you to transport your bicycle with you. Bicycle racks are handy when moving and allow you to take your bicycle with you. Or if you don’t live anywhere near a good bicycle trail, you can load your bike on a bicycle rack and drive to you favorite trail.
There are also bicycle racks that provide storage options for bicycles. There are bike racks that attach to apartment or garage walls, which allow you to store two or three bikes along the height of the wall, instead of taking up three bicycles worth of floor space.
But what if you and a group of friends want to go riding? That is where bicycle accessories like a bicycle trailer would come in handy. Often these tow behind your vehicle, and much like a bicycle rack, allow you to transport your bicycle. The difference between a bicycle rack that attaches to the back of your vehicle and a bicycle trailer that tows behind your vehicle is often the number of bicycles each can hold. A bicycle rack may hold two to four bicycles, a bicycle trailer can hold far more. There are bicycle trailers that hold anywhere from two to twenty bicycles or more. That’s one accessory that is a must have for any group that does a lot of bicycle riding together.
Some of the safety accessories available for your bicycle make it safer to ride. When riding a bicycle on the street, it is helpful to be able to see other vehicles behind you, without having to turn your head. That is where a mirror accessory would come in handy. Mirrors can mount on the bicycle handlebars and allow the rider to see what is behind them without taking their eyes off what’s ahead. Another bicycle accessory that helps keep the rider safe is a headlight, an essential accessory for anyone that rides their bicycle at night. Reflectors are usually a standard accessory on bicycles, but they make the rider more visible to others.