There never isn’t a good time to have fun.
That is why we try to have as much fun as possible even when we ride. One of the most enjoyable adventures is a costume ride. However, riding in costume can also be very dangerous, if you choose the wrong outfit. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
You can look all around for cycling advice, but chances are good no one else will tell you this fun info.
Safety over Fun
Do not overdress, remember that you’ll be pedaling so you don’t want to overheat. This means that furry creatures are a-okay, so long as you don’t mind getting warm. Always be safe, so even if your costume is big and bold. Below are some of the do’s and don’ts of costume cycling.
It is always best to choose a character that already has a bike as part of their gear. Such character’s costumes are usually designed to be bike-safe. Your options are quite large as many of today’s characters ride instead of driving.
Avoid the spokes at all costs. There are many costumes that come with trailing bits. These include long-tail animals like kangaroos or rodents. The list is not confined to furry creatures; most of our favourite superheroes are “caped crusaders” and the cape enjoys interacting with the spokes. However, we are very sure that you will not enjoy the results of the interaction.
If you have to go as an animal or a superhero with a cape consider altering the costume to make the cape or tail shorter. When cycling in costume shorter is better. This means that dressing sexy is a good idea especially when you have safety in mind.
Headgear is an essential part of most costumes. Then again it is also an integral part of riding safety. Riders need to make sure that their costume design has space for the helmet. The helmet always goes under the costume headgear and never on top of it even if it is a wig.
Another important aspect to watch out for when selecting a costume is the peripheral vision that the costume allows. Sometimes it is a good idea to substitute the mask with face paint.