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Note: This list is intentionally extensive. Not every cyclist will carry every item on every trip.

Basic Cycling Gear

  • Well-maintained, tuned bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Map of your route (in waterproof case)
  • Bike pump
  • Pressure gauge
  • Tire patch kit
  • Tire levers
  • Spare tube
  • Basic tool kit
  • Food
  • Water (in easy-to-reach water bottle or hydration pack)
  • Water bottle cage
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Knife or multi-use camp tool
  • Sunglasses (with retaining strap)
  • Sunscreen

Cycling Extras (optional)

  • Cycling computer
  • Spare (foldable) tire
  • Rear-view mirror
  • Bike racks (front/back)
  • Panniers
  • Handlebar bag
  • Underseat bag
  • Rack trunk
  • Frame bag
  • Bicycle light(s)
  • Bike lock/cable and key
  • Seat pad
  • Handlebar pads

Cycling Clothing

  • Cycling jersey(s)
  • Cycling tights
  • Cycling shorts (padded)
  • Regular shorts
  • T-shirt(s)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Moisture-wicking synthetic socks
  • Wind/rain wear
  • Bandanna
  • Regular shoes (for hiking, exploring)

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