Terry staff recommend favorites for bike to work clothing
Bike to Work Day – May 18th this year, 2018 – gives many people a great reason to try a two wheeled commute for the first time. Of course that can call for quite a bit of preparation. Besides bike maintenance, physical fitness, and getting comfortable with urban cycling, a big obstacle to jumping on the bike is having suitable bike to work clothing.
In fact, you don’t need any special clothes at all to ride a bike, just something comfortable, and maybe layers to deal with changing temperatures and the possibility of wet weather.
But if you need to look professional at work, and sometimes join friends to relax after hours, you’ll want something suitable for each part of your day. Changing and keeping track of clothing starts to be a logistical challenge. Also, if you are commuting by bike regularly you’re going to expect more from your bike to work clothing.
Here’s what Terry staff have to say about the best pieces in our line for your bike to work clothing collection.
First, the Transit Collection.
Wouldn’t it be great if one outfit could do it all?
Moving smoothly from morning ride, through a day at the office, to an evening on the town is a lot to ask of an outfit. Comfortable to ride in means the cut and fit have to be just right, with good moisture control, and comfort through a range of temperatures; fitting in in the workplace means the striking the right balance of all-day comfort and professional appearance. To make the transition to evening once in a while calls for extra style and personality.
Not many pieces can do all that, but we created the Terry Transit collection with all these challenges in mind.
On the Transit Dress and Transit Top:
Melissa (accounting): Relaxed fit for comfortable riding. No need to change when you get to the office. Very stylish for the office.
Serena (sales): Easy-peasy to throw on quick and be ready for meetings all day, and a post work drink!
Phil (ecommerce): If you decide to play hooky and take the scenic route to work, you can walk right into a meeting in that dress if you get there a few minutes late.
Soleil – sun protection and versatility make a great bike to work clothing choice
The Soleil collection is another line with great qualities for bike to work clothing – performance fabrics, great comfort and versatility, and dresses up wonderfully.
Lisa (customer service): My Soleil cycling tops are the best. Not only do they protect my fair skin from the sun, but also allow me to go right from bike to desk and still look well dressed. If I pair the top with a cardigan or blazer, I’m even ready for a meeting or lunch.
Some of our other bike to work clothing favorites:
- Chill short for those who have a long bike commute. The simple construction with minimal panels is very comfortable, and with my favorite chamois that breathes well on steamy days! See more on the Chill 7.
- Sun Goddess jersey in vendee/gold. The high viz yellow will help traffic see you on the morning/evening rush-hour commute.
Jeannette (customer service):
- The Femme cap is a must! The light weight hat keeps my hair from having the “helmet head” look when I arrive at work. And the visor part of the hat has just the right amount of protection from sun glare
- The Terry Knicker is perfect bike to work clothing! The chamois in this knicker is heavier than our other knickers. This makes the early season break in time more tolerable for sit bones and other body parts. The compression in the fabric keeps muscles warm on cool Spring mornings.
Bike to work clothing recommendations from Terry customers
A couple of our customers have also weighed in on Terry items that make great bike to work clothing, through product reviews.
Lemond R. on the Carbon Metro Crop Pant:
- This is my 4th pair of the Metro Crop pants. Love the crop length….hits right at my ankle bone. I have two pairs of black, one olive and now the new carbon. I am 64 and commute to work 90% of the time. These look great at work, perfect for my business casual job. I am 5’8″ tall, weigh 153 and wear a size Large. I would say that this 2nd generation of Metro Crop pant fits slightly looser. I will have to get used to the new pocket locations. I ride even in winter, so if it is a cool day (35 to 40 degrees) I have to add a thin tight under these to keep warm. They feel like ice on your legs without the tights at that temp. I had called and asked Terry Bicycles to make this pant in grey……so thank you for listening!!! The carbon is very nice!
Elizabeth S. on the Metro Relaxed Shorts:
- A great alternative to fitted racing-style shorts. Nice for bike commute and walking around at your destination without looking all tricked-out in lycra.
Tailwinds! May all your bike to work clothing serve you well for bike week and beyond.