My fall cycling essentials

Rapha Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket

In a nostalgic print that can be seen on the runways, this lightweight, unisex jacket will protect you against the wind. Yung calls it a "a perfect transition piece for fall."  


Outershell Drawcord Handlebar Bag

Keep all your possessions safe and within reach with this waterproof handlebar bag. “I prefer this shape to the burrito-style bags because the drawcord allows easy access to snacks and room for a camera," shares Yung. "My boyfriend Donalrey is a photographer and he always has a camera with him—he likes shooting with the Sony RX100 VI because it's super portable but has a zoom lens. I typically just shoot from my phone."


Ride 100% S3 Sunglasses

“While the size and shape of these make a statement, the black frame and soft gold lens mean they're a little more low-key,” says Yung. The scratch-resistant lens provides UV protection and repels water, dirt, and debris.


Pedal ED Silk Road Cap

This limited-edition road hat celebrates the third annual Silk Road Mountain Race, a 1700-kilometer race across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Yung wears the lightweight, breathable cap as a nod to her friends who participated in the event this year.


Machines for Freedom The Summerweight Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey in Jaded Rose 

Yung’s appreciation for this long sleeve jersey is two-fold: First, it's from a women-founded cycling brand and secondly, it embraces the current bold floral trend. In cooler temperatures, use it as a base layer. 


Ostroy Pretty Okay At Bikes Socks

Socks are yet another way for cyclists to showcase their style. This cheeky, wicking pair comes in a range of colors and sizes for both men and women.




Karen Yung took up cycling as a way to commute around Brooklyn 10 years ago. Today, she helps get more people on the road as a Rapha ambassador and is part of The 5th Floor, a cycling team based in London and New York. She's a member of the adventure contingent, which focuses more on multi-day gravel rides. "Some of these events are competitive," Yung says, "but I mostly participate in them for fun." She just returned from her most epic cycling trip to-date—bikepacking in the Peruvian Andes—but she's also ridden through Colombia and France among other locations. Follow her at @kareny123.