What to carry on your bike

On your bike

  • White light for the front
  • Red light for the back
  • Water bottle cages with at least one bottle of water
  • Bicycle computer
  • At least one small bag (like under the seat) to contain stuff below

At a minimum

  • ID (see previous post)
  • Snacks
  • Money
  • Small bicycle repair kit (allen wrenches, screwdrivers, etc)
  • Inner tube
  • Tire patch kit
  • Tire levers
  • Pump
  • Medicines
  • Cell phone or money to make a call
  • First aid kit

Good idea to have:

  • Lock and key
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels or wet wipes
  • Electrolyte drink or powder
  • Seattle bike map
  • King county bike map
  • Sunblock
  • Chapstick

Weather dependent (usually in a panier)

  • Shower cap to cover the seat if the bike is parked.
  • Knit cap or band to cover your ears
  • Spare wool socks
  • Jacket
  • Gloves (Long fingered if cold)
  • Long pants
  • Shoe covers

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