For an article I'm working on about winter cycling tips, are there any ***LOCALLY MADE*** products you recommend for cold-weather biking? These could include clothing (hats, gloves, jackets, long underwear, socks, shoes, etc.), accessories (lights, fenders, etc.), or bikes and bike parts. I probably won't have space to plug particular bike shops that sell these items. Thanks!
My mom knitted me a scarf once.
I've been thinking about this for days and I have nothing which makes me sad.
The only one go-to I have for Winter that's Chicago-based is Danielle Martin's thriving soap business:
It's my pro-tip to survive riding for hours outside in freezing temps. I come home and use the sugar scrub in a hot shower. Otherwise, I'll stay cold and can't warm up. Something about the sugar scrub gets the blood flowing. She was featured in Bicycling Magazine a few years ago and I am a loyal customer (plus she's a pretty awesome person & cyclist).
Was looking forward to reading some good responses! Hope you find something, John, as I'd love to support them.