Bike Riding Gear
We want to remind you that safety, convenience and comfort should be priority when you go bike riding. So we’ve provided a list of items below that meet these criteria for a bike ride – especially if you’re on vacation. After all, nobody wants to cut their vacation short because they avoided critical details.
- Helmets should be worn by everyone in order to decrease head trauma if an accident occurs. They should fit well, be comfortable, must not be damaged and should meet the current safety standards. As responsible bike renters, every children’s bike rental from The Rental Shop 30A comes with a helmet.
- An exciting day of bike riding may cause you to lose track of your location. A GPS app on your smart phone might be handy to have in the event you should wander into unknown territory. Test the app in several known locations so you will know it won’t fail if you do get lost and no one is around to get directions from.
- Your smart phone can also be a great piece of gear for other reasons besides having a GPS. If you want to eat before you go back to your hotel, you can search for a good restaurant along your route. Also, add your hotel’s phone number to your contacts in the event the GPS does fail. You can contact them for directions back to the hotel if you need to.
- A basket or seat bag are handy for carrying items like water, snacks or items you may buy along the way.
- Biking can cause you to perspire, which can quickly lead to dehydration. You won’t always be near a public location to stop for a drink of water. So it’s important that you take along plenty of water to drink during your ride.
- Biking also takes a lot of energy. If you’re going to ride a big part of the day, be sure to bring along snacks so you can re-energize when you need to.
- Don’t forget your eye protection. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s glare, the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays, drying out and foreign objects flying around in the air.
- Protect your skin with sunscreen so you won’t get a painful sunburn. Bring the sunscreen along so you can re-apply every few hours if necessary.
- Mosquito and insect repellant is also important. Again, bring it along in case re-application is necessary.
- Half-finger biking gloves are helpful at preventing blisters and reducing grip fatigue.
- Wear cool, comfortable clothing so you won’t become overheated.
- Wear shoes that fit snugly and won’t fall off.
Now, gather all the items on our list. You’re ready to go bike riding. If you need to rent bikes in Santa Rosa or the 30A area, visit www.TheRentalShop30A.com or call us at 850-260-0001.