Checklist for Overnight or Longer Bike Trip

Planning an overnight or longer bike trip? This checklist includes gear and storage options, accessories, repair items, clothing and more.

The Two Essentials

▪Bike

▪Helmet

Gear Storage

▪Hydration pack

▪Saddle (underseat) bag

▪Handlebar bag

▪Cargo rack plus trunk bag

▪Panniers

▪Trailer

Bike Accessories

▪Headlight

▪Taillight (with blinking option)

▪Lock

▪Cycling computer/GPS/cellphone with bike app

▪Mirror (for handlebar or helmet)

▪Fenders

▪Water bottles with cages

▪Straps/bungee cords

Core Repair Items

▪Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)

▪Pump

▪Tire levers

▪Cycling multi-tool (with Allen wrenches)

Additional Repair Items

▪Pressure gauge

▪CO2 inflator (with cartridges)

▪Spare spokes (minimum of 6)

▪Spoke wrench

▪6″ adjustable wrench

▪General-purpose multi-tool

▪Assorted nuts and bolts

▪Spare tire

▪Chain tool

▪Replacement chain links

▪Lubricant

▪Brake and derailleur cables

▪Spare components

▪Spare cleats

▪Repair/duct tape

Camping Basics

▪Sleeping bag

▪Sleeping pad

▪Tent or tarp

Basic Clothing

▪Wicking jersey or top

▪Padded shorts or tights

▪Gloves

▪Shoes suited to bike’s pedals

▪Cycling socks

▪Buff/bandana/cap/skullcap

Weather Protection

▪Rainwear

▪Stowaway windbreaker

▪Insulation layer(s) for cool air

▪Weatherproof, full-fingered gloves

▪Arm/leg warmers

▪Visibility vest

Personal Items

▪Eye protection (sunglasses or clear lenses)

▪First-aid items (see our First-Aid Checklist)

▪Medical info/emergency contact card

▪Toilet paper/tissue

▪Sunscreen

▪Lip balm

▪Insect repellent

▪Chamois cream

▪Small, quick-dry towel for cleanups

▪Meals/snacks

▪Performance food/gels/drinks

▪Guidebook or route description

▪Maps

▪Toiletries

▪Off-day clothing

▪Camera

▪Cell phone

▪Cash/credit card/ID

Jamie Lynn Morgan

A woman on a bicycle, working 4 self, carnivore, coffee, murder mysteries, red wine, sci-fi, micro-brews, & purple. Let's all be car(e) free together! #idahobike

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