3. Picnic-ready bike basket liner
“Picnics and bicycles are an absolute must in Denmark,” said Copenhagen-based crafter Brittany Watson Jepsen in a guest post for Design*Sponge. “I’ve been wanting to combine the two, so I decided to maximize the space in my bike basket by creating a liner that could also act as a drawstring bag for the inevitable waste that comes at the picnic’s end.”
The DIY maven, who blogs at The House That Lars Built, harnessed the power of spray bottles and sewing machines to create a sunset-dyed basket liner that converts into a convenient pouch for easy post-picnic cleanup.
Check out her guest-post tutorial at Design*Sponge for tips and stunning photo instructions. Since most baskets will differ slightly, Jepsen will even show you how to customize her craft to suit your bike’s dimensions.
4. Quick and easy cup holder
You’re bound to get thirsty on your long biking excursions. But don’t shell out bucks to have a cup holder professionally installed: use this simple tutorial from eHow to attach a purchased cup holder in just a few minutes.
Tip: Many thrift and secondhand stores sell bike parts and accessories. Head to one of these locations first to snag a gently-used cup holder that’s easy on the planet and your wallet.