If you do a lot of biking around the city, you know it can be dangerous. Navigating through the wilds of a bustling urban environment, especially on a smallish vehicle that isn't actively powered by electricity or petroleum — it's the kind of activity that comes with a set of extra requirements. But it's worth it for the freedom and accessibility a bike affords.

Bicycles have come a long way over the last few decades. With the advances in biking technology, the accessories that can make your daily commute, trip to the grocery store, or leisurely pedal around the park more pleasurable have also seen some remarkable improvements and innovations. We picked out five cool accessories that the urban bicyclist could probably benefit from — and might even enjoy.