Most days are #BikeToWork days for me. I'm lucky to live about three miles from work and the road is okay (but not entirely ideal).
Like many activities, commuting on a bike requires some stuff.
- A bike
- A helmet
- Front and rear lights. Rechargeable batteries are nice.
- Safety vest and high visibility or brightly colored mittens/gloves
- An anorak. Any color.
- (Winter riding) Something to keep your ears warm. A hood, hat or headband.
- (Winter riding) Windbreaker pants to keep your legs warm
- Hiking boots or other sturdy footwear. Keen sandals are great because they protect your toes
- A backpack. Choose this very carefully to meet your needs.
- A bike lock
- A pump and enough tools, parts and supplies to allow you to fix the bike well enough to get where you're going if you get a flat or something breaks
- A rack and bungee cords
Now that you are ready to ride your bike, you need to consider your attire for work. You may be able to wear the same clothes you ride in, you might want to take a shower at work if there is one available. Regardless of how you plan to freshen up at work, you'll need more stuff. This will go in the backpack, or maybe be left at work. The stuff you choose is entirely up to you.
My next goal is to use rain gear, so I don't need to use the motorized raincoat when the weather is miserable.