Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a beginner, there are essentials that every rider needs to have before hitting the road. From safety gear to accessories, having the right items can elevate any bike ride.
First and foremost, it is essential that you have all of the necessary safety gear before embarking on a bike ride. A helmet is a must—your protection should be your number one priority. Stop into Epic Mountain Gear and let out experts fit you with the helmet that’s right for you. You should also consider investing in lights for your bike so that drivers can see you better when riding during the evening hours.
There are plenty of accessories that can make your ride more comfortable and enjoyable. Investing in a good quality lock will ensure that your bike stays secure while you’re away from it; water bottles and cages allow you to stay hydrated; fenders and mudguards protect your clothes from dirt; panniers and saddlebags give you something to carry with you; and bells or horns let other people know when you’re coming up behind them. You can also take the extra step and prepare for an unlucky flat tire with repair kits and portable floor pumps. Find more advice on flat tire repairs in this blog.
Make sure you’re wearing the right clothing for your bike ride. From lightweight jerseys to thermal jackets, lined bike shorts, clip-on or clipless footwear, and even water-resistant options, the right apparel will keep you comfortable throughout the entirety of your ride. Additionally, wearing bright colors and reflective clothing can help keep you visible in low-light conditions. Need some recommendations? Ask an expert in-store!
No matter what type of riding you do, having the right essentials is key to staying safe and enjoying your time on two wheels. From safety gear such as helmets and reflective clothing to essential accessories like locks and water bottles, having everything ready ahead of time will ensure that each ride goes off without a hitch! What are you waiting for? It's time to hit the road!
Our top essentials can be found at any of our Epic Mountain Gear store locations.