What to pack for a long bike ride

Riding a bike became a chosen activity for the new generation.  To be fit and healthy, one needs to be physically active. Regular physical activity not only helps us to regulate physical health but also mental health. Bike riding is one of the best ways to reduce any health problems. Riding bikes became so popular among the new generation. The reason behind it is not only health benefits. Riding a bike can be enjoyable at a time. And as we all belong to a rusty chaotic lifestyle, we want to choose recitation and health as a package. Traffic jams and other traffic problems also inspire us to take a bike ride to work. 

 Along with the way of finding a path for better physical health, riding bike became lifestyle for so many people around the world. People take a long ride to different destinations. Sometimes to a natural beauty, sometimes to a different destination. Young generation take group ride with friends. This became a new type of time pass. The number of people takes bike ride is huge. Around one billion people ride bike everyday – for transport, recreation and sport.

We all love bike ride.But don’t know how to prepare for one! 

Not sure what to pack when going out for a ride? Don’t want to lugging around a heavy bag?

  If you are struggling then this article is for you. Keep reading!

 Must have items for a bike ride

Daytime light 

Daytime light 

   Daytime running lights are essential on every ride. This is the most important step you can take to avoid any accident. There have different type of daylight. You can choose any of them as your preference. These lights are designed specifically for visibility in all hours of the day. Even It’s visible when the sun is out. They can be seen from up to 2 km away. While riding in a busy road, these lights are life saver. Also most of the country don’t have separate lane for bikes. So it’s a must have have item for bike rider.

 How to pack?

       Normally you can attach you daytime light with your bike. You can can either attach it to the font of your bike or also back of your seat. Also you can use it to both side.

Flat kit

Flat kit

    A flat kit is one of the must have item for your ride.  Flat tire is a reality of riding and it can be happen anytime.  But that’s not the end of your ride. With the right rear and little knowledge you can get started in spite of tire puncture. Flat kid should contain a spare tube, a multi tool, tire levers, patches.

Flat kit is very essential as you can’t get a repairing shop everywhere. Your bike can be damaged out of no where. The these flat kit will come handy.

  How to pack?

   You can pack you flat kit on your bike. Morden designed bike have seat pack to storage necessary items. Also you can add a seat pack to your bike. If you are using a backpack, you can add your necessary items to your backpack. 

Water bottle

Water bottle

   Be careful about water source of you body. Always remember to have a water bottle on hand to avoid dehydration. Drink water time to time to keep your energy level up for a long ride.

People normally underestimate the necessity of water. But it can help you to keep up on hot summer days.

  How to pack?

   You can buy a bottle cage for your bike. Keeping your water on the body of your bike can make it easy to attach to your bike. This process will be lighter for you.

Food

Food

  It’s not preferable to run out of energy in the middle of your ride. And for your energy restore snacks and electrolyte drinks are very important supplement you must have. And who doesn’t love snacks? You can take bananas, sweet snack. These type of snacks will give you instant energy. You will get your energy back for riding in no time.

  How to pack?

  If you are carrying any backpack, you can simply store your food there. Seat cage can also be a solution. Nowadays riding clothes have so make pockets for carrying necessary items. If you have this type of clothing, you can store your food there too.

Wallet, Phone 

Wallet, Phone 

    These things are basic for everyone. So it’s very important to pack these items carefully. Store everything carefully without missing anything in the time of rush.

  How to pack?

   Keeping your phone inside your pant pocket will creat problems while riding a bike. Avoid keeping your phone inside your pant pocket rather you can your phone inside your specially designed t-shirt pocket. You not going to use moneybags, cards, and other item everything. So you can keep them inside your shoulder bag.

First Aid kit and Medicine 

First Aid kit and Medicine 

   An accident is not something we think can happen. But uncertain things can happen anytime. And you need to be prepared for those. Keeping a first aid kit can save you from many severe accidents. You can keep bandages, cleansing liquids and different kinds of medicine. 

  How to pack?

Keep these item inside seat storage or inside your bag.

Special Item you can have to store your necessaries 

As storing necessary item while riding a bike is bit of a challenge, you can pursue special clothing for your riding. There have lots of choice for you to pick from. These designed cloths have several pockets where you can store your item. Having these cloth can have you a lot.

Be careful

  • Don’t use a bag that reaches below your shoulder. That will create a disturbance to your ride.
  •  Avoid heavy items while riding. 
  •  If you are carrying cameras or another electric item, make sure you are carrying mini version of it.
  • Don’t forget your important medicine or anything you specially need for maintaining your health. 
  • Take necessary sanitary item with you.
  • Use proper shoes.

Now you know all the necessary thing you need to know for starting your long bike ride. With proper preparation you can have a very enjoyable riding experience. So get started!

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