Gift Guide: Bikes and Accessories

Everything you need to hit the road, trail or track

Not only an eco-friendly way to commute, biking is a global community that encompasses dreamers, enthusiasts and professionals. As such, there’s an endless supply of gear to go along with it all—base layers, sunglasses, helmets, locks, bags and more. Whether your preferred route lies along your city’s primary thoroughfare or well beyond its limits, within the confines of a track or in proximity to your …

Epic Pro Mountain Bike

From CH favorite Specialized comes a rig so light and structurally sound that riders have unassailed confidence in both speed and safety. An 11m carbon fiber frame makes this the ultimate race bike as it affords stiffness and strength along with agility. The newly developed RockShox Brain shock can handle the bumpiest handling and jumps, while also providing a suitable ride off the track.

Riding Through Fernie, BC on Specialized’s Enduro and Stumpjumper

Meadows, rocky rides, enchanted foliage and more

The motto for the town of Fernie, British Columbia, “In Montibus ad flumen,” translates to “In the Mountains by the River”—a fairly exact description of the Ktunaxa people’s land that the town is now located on. Tucked in the Elk Valley, Fernie is hugged from the south by the Lizard Range in the Canadian Rockies and the Crowsnest Range to the east. The Elk River …