Gear list for day rides

Cruzbike Silvio heading out to Long Island on the LIRR

Route Finding

Gear list for day rides

  • Sense of humor
  • Sense of adventure
  • Sensible attitude
  • Cue sheets/map
  • Cue sheet holder (a binder clip rubber-banded to handle bars works fine)
  • Bright lights: front and rear
  • ID, medical info., insurance card, $60 cash, credit/debit cards (in waterproof bag, e.g., cheap zip closure plastic bag)
  • Cell phone (in waterproof bag) (optional)
  • Extra phone battery and connecting cable (optional)
  • Tools/repair kit
  • Tire pump
  • Water
  • Energy snacks (5 ounces of high-carb snacks with some sodium to replenish sodium lost while sweating)
  • Lunch (if no lunch stop is planned) (5 ounces of protein and carbs)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (optional)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Reading glasses (optional?)
  • Extra layer: thin top and bottom (for sun protection or cold train) (optional)
  • Wind/rain layer: thin tops and bottoms (optional) Preferably high-viz color like lime green, safety orange or shocking pink
  • Train ticket and bike pass
  • First aid kit with medical (e.g., Nitrile) gloves and CPR mask
  • 12 feet thin rope: strong, reflective. For tying up bike on train, as added night-time reflective material, and to knit a pannier if necessary.
  • 10 liter pannier (Radical Design Solo Racer)