Basic Cycling Checklist

By | May 4, 2011

Following are some Fundamental items and reminders suitable to get anyone started in any type of cycling.

The Two Essentials

  • . Bike
  • . Helmet

Core gear

  • . Water (hydration pack; bottle with cage)
  • . Snacks/energy food
  • . Sunscreen
  • . First-aid kit (see our First-aid checklist)
  • . Eye protection (sunglasses, clear lenses)
  • . Medical info/emergency contact card

Core bike repair items

  • . Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)
  • . Pump
  • . Tire levers
  • . Cycling multi-tool with Allen wrenches

Some options to consider

  • . Padded shorts or tights
  • . Wicking jersey or top
  • . Gloves
  • . Saddle (underseat) bag
  • . Patch kit (and/or spare tube or tubes)
  • . Lock
  • . Watch or cycling computer
  • . Cell phone
  • . Cash and/or credit card
  • . Map (if in unfamiliar area)

Some personal extras

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Cycling pre-ride inspection points

  • . 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

 


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