Basic Bicycling Checklist

Basic Bicycling checklist



First time riding in a while? Our basic gear list can keep you from forgetting anything important. Not all cyclists will carry every item on every outing.

The Two Essentials 

  • Bike
  • Helmet

Core Gear

  • Water
  • Snacks/Energy Food
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid Kit
  • Eye Protection (Sun-glasses, Clear Lenses)
  • Medical Info/Emergency Contact Card

Core Bike Repair Items

Comfort and Convenience 

  • Padded shorts or tights
  • Wicking Jersey ot top
  • Gloves
  • Saddle (underseat) bag
  • Patch kit
  • Lock
  • Watch or Cycling computer
  • Cell Phone
  • Cash and/or credit card
  • Map 

Cycling Pre-Ride Instruction

  • Tire Pressure and condition
  • Brake Check
  • Front/rear wheel quick release secured
  • Bolt tightness throughout
  • Seat and handlebar height
  • Light check (if equipped)
  • Lubrication check
  • Reflectors in place

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