Perfect for Après-Ride: CycleSkirts (+ Give-away!)
Let’s be frank, wearing shorts, especially cycling shorts has some women feeling very self conscious. It’s one thing to be wearing cycling shorts on the ride, or when you are surrounded by about ten other similarly clad cyclists. It’s quite another to be walking through the grocery store, carrying a shopping basket to pick up “just a few things for dinner” wearing your padded bike shorts. It’s easy to see the advantages of having something in your back jersey pocket to make a quick change to an après cycling look appropriate for errand-running or joining your friends at an outdoor café for lunch.
I was happy to be introduced to Cycleskirts, a 17-inch length, classic A-line skirt designed to slip over a rider’s cycling shorts once you’ve reached your destination. The skirts are made of a wrinkle-free poly/spandex blend which are perfect for rolling up and tucking into a jersey pocket. Explains founder Holly Dennis: “In a cycling community such as Boulder, you often finish a ride, but still have things to do out and about. We wanted to create a solution that was simple, stylish, and lightweight enough to stow in your jersey.”
The CycleSkirts come in seven different colors so you can find one match a favorite jersey: black, grey, ruby red, royal, pink, blue, and orchid purple. The skirts come in two styles as well: the Basic, which is the perfect one to slip over your cycling shorts after a short ride or during a ride with several stops. The Ultra is perfect for a long-distance ride day when you just want to get the shorts off afterwards. The Ultra, which has been fitted with an attached premium Hanes panty provides a quick and comfortable clothing change without fuss. Not only are the skirts perfect for slipping on for around town activities post ride, but also are perfect to bring along on vacations that include day trips or tours by bike. As Holly says, “Cycleskirts look great on everyone and they ensure that the end of your ride is not the end of your day. You can throw one on and just keep going, no matter where your day takes you.”
CycleSkirts is offering a great give-away of one of their après cycling skirts to one lucky reader, who can choose the size and color to suit. It’s simple to enter. Just make a comment below; please use your real (first) name and e-mail so we can get a hold of you later. Contest will last until July 31, 2011!
Buying info: You can purchase CycleSkirts at their website. The Basic skirt retails for $34 and The Ultra skirt retails for $38. What’s more, each skirt comes with a Goody Ouchless headband capable of taming even the worst helmet hair.)