How to Wash Gel Bicycle Seat Covers

How to Wash Gel Bicycle Seat Covers
Gel bicycle seat covers will save your buns from some serious bruising, and can make long bike rides more enjoyable and keep you going on the trail. A gel bicycle seat cover is placed over your existing bike saddle and secured with elastic and a drawstring. The seat cover can be removed to place on a different bike, or can be taken with you to the gym so you can pad a stationary exercise bike.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Mild soap, like Woolite
  • Cleaning rag
  • Towel
  • Drying rack
Step 1
Remove the gel bike seat cover from the bike saddle. Use a rag to brush off any obvious dirt or mud.
Step 2
Fill a sink with cool soapy water. Use a small amount of Woolite or laundry soap. Place the gel bike seat cover in the sink and swish it around. Allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Scrub any stubborn stains with a clean rag.
Step 3
Drain the water from the sink. Rinse the gel bike seat cover with fresh water until it is soap free.
Step 4
Wrap the cover in a dry towel and pat dry. Lay it on a drying rack to air dry before placing back on the bike saddle.

Tips & Warnings

Wash your bike seat cover frequently to avoid developing a bad sweaty smell. Sweat can also stain or stiffen the seat cover.

Article Written By Denise Bertacchi

Denise Bertacchi is a freelance writer with a degree in journalism from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a St. Louis suburbanite who has written for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boys' Life, Wisconsin Trails, and Missouri Life.

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