Holiday Gift Guide: Hiking, Biking, and the Gay Outdoors

A. “How to Camp in the Woods” Book

Trying to make the upgrade from casual glamper to full-on woodsman? Devon Fredericksen’s complete guide to finding, outfitting, and enjoying your outdoor adventure has all the tips and tricks you need, from survival basics to stargazing essentials. $21.99, High Country Outfitters at Ansley Mall; 1544 Piedmont Ave. NE; 404-963-2618; in person and online:


Take this miniature bonfire with you anywhere! With only five ounces of 70% or 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol, you have 50 minutes of fire for warming yourself or roasting marshmallows. $95, High Country Outfitters at Ansley Mall.

C. Recon 2.0 Mountain Bike Shoes

These shoes are perfect for the serious biker in your life. Recon 2.0 is designed with performance and comfort in mind, with STRIDE toe-flex technology for natural movement off-bike, a nylon outsole to create traction off the bike, and an L6-Snap Boa and Velco forefoot closure to ensure microadjustable comfort with secure fit. They come in a variety of colors, including orange, purple, and black. $160, Outback Bikes; 484 Moreland Ave. NE; 404-688-4878; in person and online:

D. EVOC CC 21 Hydration Backpack

This handy and ultralight backpack provides easy access to hydration on bike rides and hikes. It accommodates up to two liters of water, includes a pocket for your cell phone, and comes in black, neon blue, and red. $70, Outback Bikes.

E. Align II MIPS Helmet

Every biker needs to stay safe! This sleek helmet is budget-friendly without forgoing protection. This helmet includes Tri-Fix web splitter, the Headset SX dial fit system for easy fit adjustment, 4th Dimension Cooling System for incredible ventilation, and three universal shell sizes to achieve the perfect fit. $50, Outback Bikes.

F. Bike Tours Atlanta Gift Card

Give the gift of an LGBTQ history bike tour through the city (or another tour, like Atlanta’s Journey for Civil Rights and Sustainability in Action) with a gift card to Bike Tours Atlanta. $65+, Bike Tours Atlanta; online:

G. Serial 1 Step-Thru eBike

Elevate your biking game with this electric bicycle, powered by Harley-Davidson. The sleek step-thru frame makes it easy to get in the saddle and stand flat footed at a stop. Reaching up to 20 MPH, this bike can totally change the way you get around the city. $4,999, ElectroBike Georgia; 2484 Briarcliff Rd NE #25; 404-400-7132; in person and online: