Four holiday-themed bike rides + four outfits to wear on them

December 17, 2013

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Head to Chinatown in Brooklyn for a dim sum brunch and then work off those calories on a spin around the city. After brunch, the ride will head to Dyker Heights to see the unparalleled holiday light display and then rolls to Sunset Park to take in the Manhattan skyline.

DETAILS: December 22, 12:30 p.m. in Brooklyn, New York. For more info, visit Five Borough Bicycle Club.

3. Critical Christmas Monterey


(Image: Bicycling Monterey)

Loosely modeled after another California event where drivers decorate their semi-trucks and drive through town, this event encourages dressing up your oldest bike and singing your way through the Monterey streets. Beer follows the hour-long ride. Note: Anyone sporting a race bike will be ?made fun of relentlessly.?

DETAILS: December 22, 6:00 p.m. in  Monterey, California. For more info, visit Bicycling Monterey.

Need something to wear on your holiday ride? Here are a few options:

1. Santa


(Image: Flickr user Mark Stosberg)

It’s classic for a reason. If you?re a female, pack your stomach with a pillow and strap on that beard. If you?re a guy, start early: grow a beard and dye it white. Remember to wear your red and white pajamas and tape your Santa hat to your helmet.

2. Elf


(Image: KT Ries)

Feel free to be a generic elf, but you get extra points for being a Will Farrell-inspired Elf or an Elf On The Shelf.

3. Ugly Christmas Sweater


(Image: Nathan Rupert)

Everyone loves these. The uglier the better, please.

4. Grinch


(Image: Raleigh Bikes)

Hate the holiday season? Then here’s your perfect outfit.

Does your hometown put on a holiday bike ride? We’d love to hear about it!

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