BUZZ: 15 Bike Essentials

March 2, 2016

Resources · 15 Must-Have Bike Essentials

By OutdoorsNW Staff

Photo at right: Seattle’s Tee-Ta Walker added extra essentials to her list. Along with a helmet, she wears eye protection and a mobile device. Photo courtesy Cascade Bicycle Club


Whether practical biking through town or touring the remote regions of the Northwest, it’s important to stay safe and prepared for any situation. Be sure to always pack these Bike Essentials on your ride.

  1. Identification
  2. Helmet
  3. Bike lights
  4. Reflectors on bike and clothing
  5. Cell phone
  6. First Aid kit
  7. Lock
  8. Map
  9. Patch kit and spare tube
  10. Tire inflation system
  11. Tire levers
  12. Multi tool
  13. Hydration system
  14. Energy bar or other snacks
  15. Protective clothing for rain and sun