5 Things That Will Up Your Cycling Game

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Smith Ruckus glasses (courtesy of Smith Optics)

No ride in Marin is complete without sunglasses and we love the retro vibe of these by Smith Optics. The Smith Ruckus glasses are comfortable (especially behind the ears) for extended periods and come in a variety of colors so you can ride as subtle or wild as you like. Available at Mike’s Bikes in Sausalito, www.mikesbikes.com or smithoptics.com, $159–$219

Pearl iZumi’s classic women’s Attack jersey is made for warmer weather, but pairs perfectly with a base layer for cooler morning rides. Order it in this fun, bright yellow (Screaming Yellow Immerse) and you’ll be visible for miles. www.pearlizumi.com or www.rei.com (order online and pick up at Town Center Corte Madera location), $85

Bombas performance cycling socks are made for long rides — seamless toes, Y-stitched heel and safety stripes. Plus, these socks (shown here in black) literally never fall down. There is a feel-good factor, too; the company donates one pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased. Win-win. Available at www.bombas.com, core styles available in packs of three, $48

 L.A.-based Road Runner Bags are some of the best around. They are made in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and come in super handy whether you are road biking, mountain biking or commuting. The Burrito Bag is one of our faves (shown in Teal Orange/Cordura: The Jay Stone). Available at Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street, Alameda) or www.roadrunner
bags.us
, $45

Stay hydrated with Polar Bottle’s BPA-free Sport Insulated Water Bottle. The Tri-Layer insulation keeps your water cold twice as long and the ultrathin bottle makes sipping mid-ride a cinch. It comes in a variety of cool colors so you can coordinate with the rest of your gear. Available at Sports Basement Presidio (610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco) and www.polarbottle.com, $12

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Road Runner Bags' Burrito Bag (courtesy of Road Runner Bags)