Your Safety
Your Bike
Your Gear

Beginner Necessities

01. Helmet
02. Cycling jersey and shorts
03. Standard pump
04. 2 bottle cages
05. 2 water bottles
06. 2 inner tubes
07. Saddle bag
08. CO2 Pump and CO2 catridges
09. Gloves
10. Flashing tail light
11. Patch kit
12. Helmet
13. Cycling computer
14. Tire lever
15. Multi-tool
16. Nutrition: energy bars, gels, Pay Day bars, PBJ sandwiches, bananas, nuts, etc.

Basic Hand Signals

Riding in a Paceline
Using Clipless Pedals
Bike Size Calculator
Bike Fitting
Changing A Flat Tire
Cleaning A Bike



Make Every Ride Enjoyable!

Being prepared will help you enjoy your ride.


Traffic laws—You must obey all traffic laws on Velo Atlanta rides. 


Helmets—You must wear a properly fastened ANSI or Snell-approved helmet on all Velo Atlanta rides.  


Bicycle—Your bicycle should be in good mechanical condition.   


Clothing—Wear clothing suitable for the day's weather conditions. Cycling shorts or tights, long sleeve jerseys and cycling gloves will help you stay relaxed during the ride. 


Water—Drink plenty of water before the ride. Bring water with you on the ride and drink lots of water during the ride.       


Food—Bring energy foods and dried fruit with you on the ride.  


Tools—Carry at least two tire levers, a spare tube, a patch kit, and a pump.  


Arrive early—Arrive early to allow time to get you and your bike ready. Ride start times are departure times not arrival times.


Cycling Jersey
Cycling Shorts
Cycling Helmet

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Note: As these resources are posted for informational purposes,Velo Atlanta Cycling Club makes no warranties as to the conditions, safety, accuracy, or suitability of any these postings. Remember you utilize these post at your own risk and it is up to you to use your best judgment and common sense when exercising any of these suggestions.

... Velo Atlanta Cycling Club ©2011