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Basic Cycling Essentials

  • helmet Helmet (ANSI and/or Snell approved) – don’t leave home without it

  • Water bottle(s) in cage(s)

  • Tire pump

  • Compact first aid kit

  • Detailed map of the area

  • Light SetsLights and reflectors (for night riding)

  • Gloves

  • Lock

  • Spare tube, patch kit, tire levers

  • glovesTools specific to your bike

  • Change for a phone call

  • Energy replacement food

  • Bell – civilized way to announce your presence

  • Pants clips – help keep clothes grease-free

  • MCBC Bike MapRain gear – waterproof jacket and pants

  • Fenders – cheap solution to avoid spray from wet tires

  • Baskets, racks, panniers – to hold work clothes, groceries, books,

  • packages, etc.

  • Coffee carrier – for the caffeine-dependent