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Father’s Day Favorites

Dads out mountain biking the trails

Father’s Day is right around the bend, and New Moon has the perfect gift for all the dads in your life. Here are a few examples of types of dads you might know and what they might really love to get on their special day.

First up, the practical dad. Packing is something that the practical dad takes very seriously. He can fit everything he needs into the smallest possible space. New Moon has some bike bags and packs that would bring a huge smile to the practical dad’s face. Two of our favorite brands are Revelate and Ortleib. These seat and frame packs really make the most of every possible square inch so that you can bring everything you need and have a spot for all that is important.

These bags range from small ones that fit on your top tube or seat post, like the Revelate Jerrycan, to large bags that go on the back of your bike, like the Ortleib Seat Pack. Put smaller necessities like tools and snacks in the smaller bags and pack all of your clothing, etc. in the larger seat pack bags. Practical dads will love the usefulness of these seat packs—they are waterproof, serve as a fender, adjust in volume as your equipment needs change and even can serve as a replacement backpack if needed.

Not necessarily planning on a bike adventure? How about an Osprey or Camelbak hydration pack? There are honestly so many choices here, and all have pockets and sections that make stowing necessities a breeze. Choices range from simple hydration packs and backpacks in multiple sizes to running vests with bottles. Hike, run, bike, honestly any adventure is better with the perfect bag or pack.

New Moon's EMT Trail Kits will get you out of any emergency.

Next up, the prepared dad. He is ready for anything. Why not make it easy for him and get one of these kits put together especially by New Moon techs. The New Moon EMT Tool Kits include a bag filled with what your dad will need to be prepared for anything while out riding. There are regular and tubeless kit options that range from basic to expert. The basic kit covers basic tube replacement and tightening of nuts and bolts, and the advanced and expert versions include additional parts like a chain connectors or plug repair kits. Dad will be ready for any mechanical that comes his way with this Father’s Day present!

There are 3 levels of the Garmin Edge.

Now for the techie dad. Get your dad a Garmin Edge, and he will be the talk of the group ride. There is nothing that these computers don’t do. The Garmin Edge is a performance GPS cycling computer with mapping and touchscreen. Depending on the model Dad will be able to create and store all aspects of his rides and routes, of course; but he will also stay safe with incident mapping and safety alarms; track jump distances and hang times; get insights on his VO2 max, recovery, training load focus, heat and altitude acclimation, nutrition, hydration. This is the ultimate techie dad gift—he can even customize it with his own apps and data fields.

The Garmin Varia is a taillight and a rearview camera!

Or just want that perfect, I never thought of that, gift? The Garmin Varia is a taillight with—get this—rearview radar. Boom, you can drop the mic right there—so cool! Now who is Dad’s favorite!

Lastly, whether your dad is stylish and cool, or just wants to be, we’ve got the perfect trail wear here at the shop. First up, the rad dad. He loves shredding the trails and taking those sweet jumps. Check out Maloja, a brand new to the Midwest. These are some of the coolest jerseys around. They are fun and loose fitting so you make all the right moves on the trail features.

Your stylish, sophisticated dad will love all the button-down tops from Club Ride. Cheeky designs pair with superior functionality. Stretch zones and UPF protection are great on the trails, but these shirts are just as at home on the golf course or at a cookout. So even a guy who doesn’t ride will love Club Ride. Club Ride also features durable, stretchy biking shorts with and without chamois, so dad can customize his kit.

Clothing, New Moon gear, biking accessories, gift cards—how about a bike!!—we’ve got a ton of ideas to help make this Father’s Day a success. Give us a call or stop in. We can help you customize the perfect gift for your perfect dad.

PS – A special shout out to Joel and Chris – our own 2 amazing dads at New Moon!