100 Miles. 2 Days. 1 Cause.

Spring Checklist: Getting back in the saddle

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 (mechanically safe and in good working order)
Helmet (ASTM, Snell, ANSI or CPSC approved)

Core Gear

Snacks/energy food
Eye protection (sunglasses, clear lenses)
LED safety lighting (if you’ll potentially be riding at dusk or dawn)
Personal Identification

Core Bike Repair Items

Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)
Hand pump or other inflationary device
Tire levers
Cycling multi-tool with Allen wrenches

Comfort and Convenience

Padded bib shorts or tights
Cycling jersey
Cycling shoes and clip-in pedals
Saddle (underseat) bag
Watch or cycling computer
Cell phone
Cash and/or credit card

Other Personal Extras

Medical insurance card and emergency contact info

Cycling Pre-ride Inspection

Check tire pressure (between 80-110 PSI) and condition
Brake check
Front/rear wheel quick releases secured
Bolt tightness throughout
Seat and handlebar height
Light battery check (if equipped)
Check chain is properly lubricated