We all know moms are the best...there is no secret here!
At 3 years old, mom was nervous when I ditched the little wheels and jumped on my 2 wheels bike for the first time. She ran by my side as I took a few strides and she was proud when I succeeded.
At 8 years old, mom was the one taking me to soccer, ski, swim, triathlon, or dance practice every day.
At 10, she was the one dressing up my wounds when I crashed and taking me to the hospital for X-rays.
At 14, mom was there to encourage me to go to swim practice at 6AM on the few morning when I was tired and didn't want to wake up. She was also driving me to practice and would dry my towel so I'd have a dry towel for the next day's workout. Mom was also making sure I did my homework.
At 16, mom was there to make me feel better when I would come home crying from a bad race. She was also making sure I'd wear sunscreen on long runs, and I would brush her off like a proper teenager. "Okay mom..."
At 20, my mom encouraged me to follow my dream and signed for a professional cycling team, even if that meant I would take less classes in school.
At 25, mom is still nervous for my races and she loves coming to see me compete. She helped me buy a house while I was aways racing, and she always listens to me when I come home crying or when I need advice.
Moms are the best and I think they should be celebrated all year long, not just on Mothers day. They are our number 1 supporters and are always there for us no matter what. A mother to daughter relationship is very special and we want to highlight how amazing our moms are!
Being an all women's team, we prepared this little gift guide with some of our favorite products from this season. We hope your mom will enjoy them as much as we (and our moms) do!
Happy Mothers day, and thank you for being so fabulous!
Here's the CLIF Pro Team suggestions for Mothers Day :
Krimson Klover shirt, from Eva:
Eva loves the whole Krimson Klover collection, because each piece is unique and stylish. The clothes are cute, bright and colorful, just like Eva's personality!
"I love this shirt. It is perfect for a spring or summer night! Very light and comfortable." - Eva
CamelBak Hot Cap, from Haley:
"The Camelbak Hot Cap is the perfect insulated mug for anything from a quick run to a coffee shop to an epic outdoor adventure with family. Every time I refill my bottle, I feel like I am doing my part in just a little way to help the environment and that's something my mom and I have always enjoyed working on together. I've been really impressed by how functional the Hot Cap bottle is and bring it everywhere I go!" - Haley Batten, aka Lil' Spice
All Good sunscreen, from Marla:
"Because old ex-racer moms like us really need extra sunblock!" - Marla Streb, ex-downhill goddess and mom of 2.
Krimson Klover sweater, from Marla:
"As a mom, I'd love to receive a wearable yet actually chic sweater from Krimson Klover that might bring me into this century!" - Marla
Garmin VivoActive 3 Watch, from Hannah:
"I love my new Garmin Vivoactive 3 because it has all the features I want as an athlete and a female. It tells me everything I need to know about how hard I just shredded the gnar, but it's also sleek enough that I can put on a dress and still wear it to dinner or a conference!" - Hannah
Zinfandel Wine from the CLIF Family Winery , from Katerina
"I’m a big fan of Zin. To me Zin is very quaffable. You can sip it alone or enjoy it with a meal. What makes this Clif wine special is where it comes from. I’m familiar with the Howell Mountain. I have seen the vineyard and I walked around. Those grapes are growing in a beautiful area and turn into tasty wine.Your mom will certainly enjoy slowing down and enjoying this wonderful wine" - Katerina
CLIF Family Artisan Food, from Maghalie:
"I love good food and I love sharing good food even more! We all know CLIF makes delicious bars, but did you know they also make a wide variety of other food products? Some of my personal favorites are the olive oil, the chocolate covered almonds and some of their fruit preserve. The best is that they are all organically grown and handmade on the CLIF property in Napa Valley. A little package with a few of these products always make a really nice gift! Especially if your mom is a foodie! I know I'd love receiving that if I was a mom haha!" - Maghalie
Rivette Gloves, from Maghalie:
"I never ride without gloves, because it's only when you crash on your hands that you realize how much you use your hands! Moms do even more with their hands, so they need to be protected! " - Maghalie
We received those gloves this year and I LOVE them! They were made in women's size this year, so the fit is great. They are light and comfortable which makes them perfect for warm days on the bike or for a cooler spring day.
Wool Jersey, from Catharine:
"I love it because it's such a versatile piece, awesome for her daily hikes or for coming to cheer me on at the races because even at 37 she comes to as many races as possible, because she's a mom!" - Catharine Pendrel
"I like the Giro helmet with MIPS because everyone should be riding with this cutting edge technology to maximize the protection to your head and brain; your most precious ressource!" - Lea
Mother's Day special boxes , from all of us:
This is such a great idea from Garneau! What a cool way to tell someone we think of her. A surprise box for the roadie mom, triathlete mom, jack of all trades mom, or the mom that braves the cold! Choose the one that fits you mom the best :)
Canadian store: https://garneau.com/ca/en/mothers-day-cycling-gift-box
Garneau custom cycling kit, from all of us:
This year, each of us got the chance to design our own custom kit with Garneau. They are all very unique and could make a super nice gift for someone if they can relate to the themes of the kits.
By clicking here, you can read all about the inspiration behind each riders kit and find the link to purchase your favorite.
CX Fever collection (Hats, T-shirts, or socks), from Maghalie:
"If your mom is a cyclocross fan, she needs this unique CX Lover gift. CX Fever Socks, hats, or t-shirts, it is always nice to be able to show the world your passion for your sport." - Maghalie
Happy mother's day to all the moms out there! And thank you, for being so awesome.