Gears & Resources

Basic Equipment Checklist

  • Bike
  • Helmet

Other Essentials

  • Appropriate clothing (i.e. cycling clothes, cycling shoes, padded cycling shorts, waterproof and/or windproof cycling jacket, etc)
  • Bike repair tools (i.e. Patch kit, pump, spare tubes, tire levers, etc)
  • Clear lenses for eye protection (if not using sunglasses)
  • Food for snack (i.e. energy bar, etc)
  • Gloves
  • Hydration pack or bottle
  • Identification card with medical and emergency contact information
  • Lock
  • Map or GPS
  • Mobile phone
  • Puncture-proof tires
  • Sun protection (clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Waterproof cycling bag (for food, mobile phone, etc)

Books

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime by Jill Homer

Joyride: Pedaling Toward A Healthier Planet by Mia Birk

Need for the Bike by Paul Fournel

Push Yourself Just a Little Bit More by Johnny Green

Rough Ride: Behind the Wheel With a Pro Cyclist by Paul Kimmage

The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle by Matt Seaton

Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France by Jeff Connor

Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance by Lennard Zinn