The Boulder Cycle Sport Holiday Gift Guide The Boulder Cycle Sport Holiday Gift Guide If you’re like many people these days, you’ve been waiting until the last minute to get your holiday shopping done. We’ve put together a holiday guide. While of course we would love that 100% of your holiday gifts be bicycle-related we know variety is the spice of life! Here are our top picks for great gifts and holiday food from some of our favorite local Boulder businesses and supporters: Boulder Wine Merchant – When it comes to buying wine, there are few operations that can trump this independent wine shop. Spearheaded by Brett Zimmerman, one of the few Master Sommelier’s in America, you will find the staff is passionate about the wines, spirits, and beer they sell. The curated selection guarantees ‘can’t miss’ gifts and beverages for the holiday season! Walters & Hogsett – If you’re looking to invest in a unique keepsake for your loved ones, this local establishment has an outstanding selection of fine jewelry. The watch selection is enviable and specializes in mechanical timepieces for the horologic connoisseur. The owners and staff all take pride in walking you through special gifts for someone special. Movement Boulder – Boulder’s most cutting edge, energy efficient climbing and fitness facility. Who wouldn’t want the gift of health and fitness in the form of a membership at Movement? This amazing place boasts fitness, cycling, yoga, climbing, pilates classes and state of the art TechnoGym equipment in their weight and cardio room. When the weather isn’t cooperating or you need a little cross-training this is the place to play. Frasca Food and Wine and Pizzaria Locale – Riding bikes and eating well is how we roll! A gift card to either of our favorite restaurants in Boulder is easy to grab as a last minute surprise for your favorite people. Nothing says I love you like a being given a meal at Frasca or Pizzeria Locale! Frasca is the creation of James Beard award winning duo Master Sommelier and former professional cyclist Bobby Stuckey and world famous Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Cured – Cured harks back to the days of the mom and pop shop, and is passionately operated by former pro cyclist Will Frischkorn and his wife, Coral. They offer a hand-picked selection of cheeses, charcuterie, wines, Colorado beers and spirits, and unique grocery items, all carefully chosen to help enliven an everyday meal. You can find a variety of gift baskets, custom design your own, stock up for your holiday feasts, or just grab a gift card for that special someone. Either way, you will make everyone very happy! Rocky Mounts – As the mecca of bicyclists, skiers, snowboarders, kayakers, adventure athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts, Boulder people need racks for their cars! The selection at Rocky Mounts is excellent, but what sets them apart from others is customer service and expertise. A gift card or a surprise automobile overhaul with racks could be just the thing this holiday. Boulder Cycle Sport and Pro Peloton – Shameless plug alert! No Boulder Cycle Sport Holiday Guide would be complete without tooting our own horn! We can all remember getting a new bike under the tree and what a rush that was! Light up someone’s life with one from our impressive collection of drool-worthy rides. We have gift cards that can be wrapped festively inside a Boulder Cycle Sport mug pint glass. Don’t forget our newest store, acquired this year, Pro Peloton, boasts a gorgeous collection of bespoke bikes, curated goods and also festively wrapped gift cards. Cedar and Hyde – Cedar & Hyde is a rare find modern day mercantile created by sisters Christie and Poss Lambert. You’ll find high quality gift items of all kinds and hand curated men’s and women’s clothing. You can find anything from local bloody mary mix, to American made raw denim jeans and wild-harvested skincare. Bonus! Cured West just opened next door so grab a sandwich and get your Cured fix while you’re there. Kim and Jake’s Bakery – Husband and wife team, Kim and former professional cyclist, Jake Rosenbarger opened their Boulder bakery “to make the best cakes in Boulder,” and that they have. All creations are completely gluten free – but you’d never know it! Kim and Jake’s is our go-to source for all things sweet and baked – their cakes and confections are mouth watering and their baguettes and rolls are delicious. YogaGlo – Our co-title sponsor for our cycling programs, YogaGlo is the top online resource for on demand yoga instruction. The world-class faculty is the virtual who’s who of the yoga world. We all know yoga keeps the body young and is the perfect complement to cycling. With over 40 classes dedicated to cyclists on the site it’s the perfect off-season gift to get the body ready to ride! Make a donation in someone’s honor to a non-profit organization!
Non-profits deserve some end of year love, not to mention you get the benefit of a tax deduction. Here are some of our favorites:
Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance – Do you want great mountain bike trails out your front door in Boulder? So do we! Enough said, this organization get’s it done! International Mountain Bicycling Association – Based in Boulder, IMBA sets the stage and provides mountain bike advocacy for the nation as well as regional cycling advocacy groups.
People for Bikes – These movers and shakers of the industry help connect the cycling community across the nation by laying the groundwork and installing the infrastructure for safer trails, bikes lanes and connection through communities. Community