I’ll admit that the heat of July and August dampened (er, overheated?) my efforts to ride my bike to work, but September and October are two of the best months for bike riding. When they don’t suck. The hazards of fall riding – rain, chilly weather, and fewer daylight hours – can be intimidating, but they don’t have to ruin your rides.
Being prepared for said hazards is pretty simple and will make your fall riding a hell of a lot more enjoyable. Whether you need to add parts to your sleek road bike (fenders aren’t cute, but either is a splash of rain up the back of your dress) or kit out your rain-resistant mountain bike, we found 10 accessories to make sure your bike rides don’t suck: