The Ultimate Riding Outfit
So what constitutes the ultimate city bike riding outfit? Comfort is of course key–but this is commuting, people! Most people (Richard Simmons excluded) can’t show up to work in a tee and spandex. Crotty’s ideal riding outfit consists of a longer top (so it doesn’t blow up in the back) and leggings. “With leggings, you never have to worry about anything getting caught in the chain or spokes,” she says.
Leggings-as-pants not your thing? Crotty is also heavy into Outlier Daily riding pants, which could easily become your favorite non-riding pants, too. And as far shoes are concerned, anything goes (yep–even heels). Though for all you novice peddlers, we’d still recommend a pair of sleek booties. Seriously… look at those.