Biking is a sport as well as a recreational activity which involves the use of bicycles for transport. Types of equipment and apparel necessary for biking include; bikes, helmets, cycling socks, and athletic apparel such as tight lycra shorts, breathable tops, and cycling shoes, which are designed with a mounting socket on the sole to lock the foot on the pedal.
Handwear refers to articles of apparel designed to cover the hand and wrist. The most common handwear articles are gloves, muffs, and mittens. Gloves are made from a wide variety of materials and are used generally to provide protection from the cold, skin protection from friction and/or enhance dexterity and grip such as the case of golf and baseball gloves. Muffs and mittens are tube-like handwear made of warm and insulating materials which can be both open or closed at one end.