Holiday Gift Guide: Bike tours & gear: $$-$$$$$

Cog Wild T-shirtWhat: Cog Wild is a local guide company dedicated to mountain biking, and they offer a whole slew of bike tour options as well as gear you can buy directly from them. Tours are available from April to November (mountain biking season), so you won’t be riding right away, but you can buy gift certificates and book tours in advance, and get the clothing now.

For: Biking enthusiasts of all types—beginners through advanced—and anyone who’s looking for outdoor adventure.

Price: For clothing: Men’s and women’s shirts, $20; hats, $20; hoodies, $35 – $$-$$$

For tours: They start at $40 for the "Full Moon Adventure" tour, up to $895 for some of the best multi-day tour experiences out there – $$$-$$$$$

Where: Contact them directly to find out about buying gear and setting up tours. They’re not always in the office in the off-season, so be sure to leave a message.

Trivia: From their FAQ:"Cog Wild is the only local permit holder offering mountain bike tours in Central Oregon. The Forest Service has issued Cog Wild a wider range of trails that none of the other companies can use."