Where to get awesome bike t-shirts
How many bike t-shirts do you have?
Cycling t-shirts are a quick and easy way to identify yourself, and others, as a lover of all things two-wheeled.
Some people wear them to promote their particular cycling code (road riding, MTBing, BMX etc) or their favourite era of riding (1970s, 1980s, Klunketz) or their favourite rider (Eddie Mercx, Kelly McGazza), favourite bike shop, or bike brand (Campagnolo, Rapha, Castelli, Specialized).
Others have commemorative bike t-shirts of special places they have ridden, special bike races (Tour de France) or events they themselves have participated in – like the t-shirts you find included in event registration packs.
Some riders are part of a team that produce their own t-shirts, others like new bike t-shirts, or one-off, limited editions, others inherit, swap, find them in op-shop and few even design their own.
Over the years I have scoured op-shops, been given bike t-shirts as gifts or won them as prizes.
Regardless of where you source your bike t-shirts, it is a clear signifier of your cycling passion, identity and community.
There are some very cool designs floating around – the more unique the better!
Not all bike t-shirts are created equally
I’ve always got my eye out for bike t-shirts when I am out and about. I especially like the unique and funky designs.
Bike t-shirts with crappy graphics, cheezy memes or that are heavily branded are by far my least favourite.
Like many other cyclists, I wear bike t-shirts a lot.
It is a great ice-breaker when out and about, as strangers who are cyclists will often strike up a conversation knowing that you have something in common.
I’ve had some lovely random conversations and met some wonderful people that I would not have otherwise had a chat to if one of us had not been wearing a bike-shirt.
Conversely, I always make an effort to acknowledge other people who wear bike t-shirts.
So, where do you get your funky bike t-shirts from?
If you are looking for some new ideas – here are my top 4 online places to get some funky bike t-shirts.
Top online awesome bike t-shirts sources
Or use Instagram and check out your favourite hashtags like #cyclingtshirt to see else is out there.
So, you cool cycling cats..Happy shopping!
And be sure to say hi to the next person you see wearing a bike t-shirt!