Biking Equipment

Basic Bike Equipment: Once you have your bike, there are a few other items you might consider buying as they will ensure your safety and comfort, no matter how long your ride. Below we have listed our suggestions and have marked the essentials with an asterisk (*).

Basic Safety:

  • Helmet*
  • Eye wear
  • Reflective clothing for night riding*
Basic Clothing:

  • Gloves
  • Biking Shorts—tight or baggy! (soften your seat)
  • Shirts/Jerseys
  • Neon Shells
  • Bicycle Shoes—more efficient and comfortable than riding in running shoes!
Basic Accessories:
  • Water Bottle cage*
  • Water bottle*
  • Hydration pack
  • Pump
  • Tube*
  • Patch Kit*
  • Multi tool (for quick basic repairs)
  • Headlights
  • Tail Lights
  • Rain Gear
  • Reflectors
  • Wheel Lights
  • Bell
  • Fenders
  • Rack (so you can easily carry panniers and other items)
  • Panniers, bags, baskets
  • Cyclometer (measures your speed, distance, average, time, etc)

Bike Maintenance Tips and Tricks


Maine is home to more than 50 independently owned bike shops that can help equip you for an type of riding.  Click here for a list of shops.