The Comprehensive Bicycle Touring Gear Checklist

Bike equipment

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Headlight
  • Taillight (with blinking option)
  • Cable Lock
  • Mirror (for handlebar or helmet)
  • Fenders
  • 2 Water bottles with cages
  • Straps/bungee cords
  • Saddlebag
  • Handlebar bag
  • Panniers
  • Trailer
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Repair Items

  • Spare tubes
  • Mini-Pump
  • Tire levers
  • Cycling multi-tool
  • Spare spokes
  • Spoke wrench
  • 6″ adjustable wrench
  • General-purpose multi-tool
  • Assorted spare nuts and bolts
  • Spare tire
  • Chain tool
  • Master Link replacement
  • Chain Lubricant
  • Brake and derailleur cables
  • Brake and Derailleur cable housing
  • Electrical tape
  • Repair/duct tape
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Camp/Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Tent
  • Tent ground-cloth
  • Inflatable or compressible pillow
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Mess Kit

  • Cook stove
  • Fuel Canister
  • Cook Pot
  • Long-handled spork
  • Pocket Knife
  • Water filter

Clothing & Weather Protection

  • 2 – cycling jersey’s or sweat wicking shirts
  • 2 – cycling bibshorts or shorts
  • Cycling Gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • 3 – pairs cycling appropriate socks
  • Buff/bandana/cap/skullcap
  • 1 pair shorts
  • Tee shirt
  • Warm shirt
  • Hiking or everyday pants
  • 2 pairs underwear
  • Camp flip-flops
  • Regular shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Long sleeve sweat wicking shirt
  • Sweat wicking base layer
  • Weatherproof, full-fingered gloves
  • Arm/leg warmers
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Personal Items

  • Eye protection (sunglasses or clear lenses)
  • First-aid items kit
  • Medical info/emergency contact card
  • Biodegradable Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Chamois cream
  • Small, quick-dry towel
  • Maps
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Multi-purpose soap (ex. Dr. Bronners)
  • Camera
  • Cell phone
  • Cash/credit card/ID/passport
  • Body Wipes
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Published by Dave and Meredith

Two endurance junkies turned adventure travelers. Come on a trip with us!

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