Basic Cycling Checklist

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a cyclist adjusting her helmet before getting on her bike

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


Core Gear


Core Bike Repair Items


Comfort and Convenience


Some Personal Extras

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Cycling Pre-ride Inspection

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