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What to Bring on a Ride

The Essentials

  • Bike
  • Helmet (we will not allow you to ride without this!)
  • Tubes and tools to fix flats
  • Pump or CO2 to inflate tubes
  • Water bottles and/or camelback with water or Gatorade type drink.
  • Energy bars, nuts, banana or candy bar
  • ID - Driver's License for most (you can be ticketed without your license)
  • Health Insurance Card and emergency contact information


Optional, but Nice to Have 

  • Bike gloves (fingerless for hot weather - full for cold)
  • Bike Shoes - if you have clipless pedals on your bike
  • Sunglasses
  • Credit card and $10-$20
  • Cell phone
  • One or two bandanas (not be be confused with bananas, see above)
  • Sunscreen and chapstick
  • An open attitude and thick skin - as a new rider, you will need to be willing to listen to those around you and respond positively. There's more to riding safely in a group than meets the eye.  Experienced club members will point out and instruct new members on safe riding habits.  Come willing to listen and learn.  Safety is number one with SCCC - we are serious about it

 

What to Wear on a Ride

    •  Most of us wear the Lycra, well-padded bike shorts.  Bike Barn (our club sponsor) carries a great selection.  Club members are given a generous discount on all cycling accessories.  You can ride in regular shorts, but you will be more comfortable in the bike shorts.
    • Your shirt may be a bike jersey or whatever you are comfortable in.  Bike jerseys offer storage pockets for all of the gear you need to carry listed above. Bike Barn has these shirts for you also.
    • Sunscreen