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Bicycle Commuter Checklist
Commuting to work or getting around town by bicycle is a great way to save the planet. It's also good on your wallet, not to mention great exercise too! Use this checklist to help prepare for the best ride experience. However, you will not need every item listed here. And remember safety always comes first, so go out and have a great, safe time!

You Cannot Begin Without These Two

"" Bike (City, Hybrid, Road, Mountain, Track)  "" Helmet (should never be optional)

Step 1 - Main Options (based on your own individual needs)

Key Transit Items

"" Water (bottles or hydration pack)"" Eye protection (sunglasses or clear lenses)
"" Street map"" Medical info/emergency contact card
"" First-aid items"" Lock

Repair Items

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

Storage and Equipment

"" Backpack, waistpack or hydration pack"" Handlebar bag
"" Messenger (sling) bag"" Cargo rack plus trunk bag
"" Saddle (underseat) bag"" Panniers
"" Headlight"" Mirror (for handlebar or helmet)
"" Taillight (with blinking option)"" Fenders
"" Bell"" Straps or bungee cords


""  Rainwear""  Leg straps for pants
""  Stowaway wind jacket""  Shoe or toe covers
""  Insulation Layer for cool air""  Visibility vest


"" Cash/credit card/ID"" Toilet paper/tissue
"" Cell phone"" Chamois cream/skin lotion
"" Sunscreen"" Lip balm

Step 2 - Post-Ride Items (to carry with you or have at your final destination)

"" Change of clothing"" Toiletry kit
"" Off-bike footwear"" Towel/washcloth

Step 3 - More Gear to Consider...

"" Padded shorts or tights"" Energy food/gels/drinks
"" Wicking jersey or top"" Cycling computer / GPS
"" Gloves"" Heart rate monitor
"" Bike-specific footwear"" Patch kit (and/or spare tube/tubes)
"" Cycling socks"" Pressure gauge
"" Buff/bandana/skullcap"" Lubricant
"" Small, quick-dry towel (for cleanups)"" C02 inflater (with cartridge)
"" Baby wipes (another cleanup option)"" Strips of duct tape (for repairs)