As harrowing as your bicycle commute is, it’s no Tour de France, so who says you have to dress the part? Leave the spandex for some other hapless two-wheeler. If “velocouture” is your Waterloo, Nau’s new “Pedal” collection will steer you in the right direction. We’ve partnered with the Portland label to give away a kit to call your own, in your choice of men’s or women’s styles. Tackle headwinds straight on in the Dualist jacket, a merino wool and recycled polyester number inspired by vintage cycling jerseys. Take an unexpected turn in the Detour short, which comprises 80 percent recycled polyester and 20 percent organic cotton. And to corral your essentials, strap on the recycled polyester Motil Pack, which includes a built-in hydration sleeve and shoulder straps padded with recycled wool. The entire bundle retails at $530, so enter now to win!


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2. LEAVE A COMMENT and tell us what your must-have cycling accessory is and why. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

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We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, June 29. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, June 28, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!


Nau (pronounced “now”) is a clothing company based in Portland, OR. It makes sustainable urban and outdoor apparel for the modern mobile life.

+ Dualist Jacket $265 (Men’s; Women’s)

+ Detour Short $90-$98 (Men’s; Women’s)

+ Motil Pack $175

+ Nau

Originally published June 16, 2011.