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Whether to listen to music, navigate by GPS or immortalize our cycling routes, carrying your cell phone on the bike has become common practice.

However, how to carry your cell phone on your bike safely and without compromising your comfort or current regulations? In this new article from Shad Bikes, we will guide you step by step through the different options available for carrying your cell phone on the bike, analyzing their advantages and disadvantages, so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs and riding style.

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A universe of options to carry your cell phone on the bike

Carrying your cell phone on the bike is no longer limited to a jersey pocket. Technology has evolved, and with it, the alternatives to transport your smartphone safely and practically.

In this section, we present a wide range of possibilities so you can choose the one that best suits your driving style and preferences:

Handlebar mounts

The classic par excellence: the bicycle mobile phone holder . It allows you to always have your phone in sight, ideal for following GPS routes or controlling your music. There are different types: with suction cup, clamp or strap, to adapt to any model of handlebar and mobile phone. We also have attachments for bicycle handlebars .

Handlebar or frame bags

A versatile and safe option. It protects your phone from bumps and rain, and offers space for other small items such as keys or energy bars. There are bags of different sizes and materials, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Backpack or fanny pack

Perfect for cyclists looking for comfort and freedom of movement. It allows you to carry your phone close to your body, without having to attach it to the bicycle. They come in different sizes and with special features for cyclists, such as waterproofing or reflective.

Jersey or pants pocket

The simplest and most economical option. However, keep in mind that the phone can move or fall if it is not properly secured. We recommend using pockets with zipper or velcro closure for greater security.

More than just support

Carrying your cell phone on the bike goes beyond holding it and that's it. For a complete and safe experience, we present a series of accessories that will complement your choice and allow you to make the most of the possibilities of your smartphone on two wheels:

waterproof covers

Protect your phone from rain, dust and bumps, especially important if you like to pedal in adverse weather conditions. Choose a case with a touch window so you can operate your phone without having to take it out.

Power banks

Are you worried about running out of battery in the middle of the route? A power bank will allow you to charge your mobile phone anywhere, so you can continue enjoying your music, GPS or cycling applications without interruptions.

Wireless headphones

Listen to your favorite music or podcasts without cables getting in your way. Wireless headphones offer you freedom of movement and comfort during your cycling routes.

GPS support

If you are a lover of cycling on unknown routes, a GPS support will be very useful to you. It will allow you to follow your route precisely, without having to constantly look at your phone.

bicycle panniers

Bicycle panniers are positioned as an ideal option for cyclists looking for maximum storage capacity to carry their cell phone, along with other essential objects on their routes.

  • Large load capacity: perfect for long trips or cycle tourism, where you need to transport waterproof cycling clothing , tools, spare parts, etc.
  • Balanced weight distribution: when installed at the rear of the bicycle, the weight is distributed evenly, improving stability and comfort while driving.
  • Protection against inclement weather: many models are made with waterproof and dust-resistant materials, keeping your phone and belongings safe.
  • Variety of styles and designs: from classic models to modern and streamlined options, you can find saddlebags that suit your style and preferences.

bicycle bags

Bicycle bags are another versatile and practical option for carrying your phone on your daily cycling routes or weekend getaways.

Variety of sizes and shapes

From small handlebar bags to larger capacity frame bags, you'll find the perfect option for your needs.

Easy installation and removal

Most bags install and remove without tools, in a matter of seconds.

Quick access to your mobile

Access your phone quickly and easily without removing the bag.

Protection against inclement weather

Many models are made with waterproof and dust-resistant materials, keeping your phone safe.

Designs for all tastes

Choose from classic, modern or bold printed styles to match your bike and your personality.

Rules and recommendations to carry your cell phone on the bike safely and responsibly

Carrying your cell phone on the bike allows you to enjoy music, GPS navigation, communication and other useful functions during your routes. However, it is important to do it safely and responsibly to avoid accidents and not put your safety or that of others at risk.

Traffic rules

Respect traffic rules

Obey traffic signs, traffic lights and road markings like any other vehicle.

Ride on the bike lane or on the right shoulder

If there is no bike lane, circulate on the right shoulder of the road in the same direction as general traffic.

Use the turn signals

Signal your direction changes with your turn signals so other drivers can see you.

Pay attention to your surroundings

Be aware of traffic around you, other cyclists and pedestrians, and avoid distractions such as using your cell phone while driving.

Safety recommendations

Do not handle your cell phone while driving

Stop in a safe place if you need to use your phone.

Use hands-free or wireless headphones

This way, you can talk on the phone or listen to music without having to hold your phone in your hand.

Set your phone to silent or vibrate mode

Prevent notifications from distracting you while driving.

Reduce screen brightness

Excessive brightness can make visibility difficult, especially at night.

Place your cell phone in a visible and accessible place

Choose a holder or pocket that allows you to access your phone quickly and easily without having to take your eyes off the road.

Use navigation apps with voice control

Follow the instructions without having to look at your phone.

Be a responsible cyclist

Respect traffic rules, drive defensively and use common sense to avoid accidents.


In this article, we have seen various alternatives for carrying your cell phone on the bike: from holders and bags to backpacks and additional accessories. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consider your needs and preferences when choosing the most suitable one for you.


Safety first

Choose a method that allows you to drive safely and comfortably, without distractions.


Choose a method that suits your needs and the type of routes you usually take.


Choose a method that allows you to access your phone quickly and easily when you need it.


Protect your mobile phone from bumps, falls, water and dust using appropriate accessories.

Standards and recommendations

Respect the traffic rules and follow the safety recommendations to enjoy your cycling routes with complete peace of mind.