Biking Equipment And Services

Equipment:Bike with helmet

  • Bike
  • Helmet: must meet safety standards (Snell, CSA, ANSI, ASTM, BSI, SAA, CPSC)
  • White front light and red rear light
  • White reflective tape on front and red reflective tape on rear
  • Bell or horn
  • Bike lock
Optional equipment:

Purpose

Item

Comfort

  • Chain guardsBottle cage for water bottle
  • Fenders/mug guards
  • Gloves
  • Skirt guards
  • Water bottle cage

Convenience

  • KickstandBike kickstand

Safety

  • Basic tool kitBike lock
  • Lock
  • Mirror
  • Non-slip shoes or pedals
  • Reflective material
  • Water bottle

Transporting items

  • BasketBike Basket
  • Panniers
  • Racks

Bike safety check

ABC quick check:

  • A is for air, check to make sure:

    • Tires have enough air
    • Tires aren't worn or damaged and have no holes
  • B is for brakes, check to make sure:

    • Both brakes are working
    • The brake pads grab the rim effectively
    • Brake levelers are two fingers width from handlebars when pulled
    • Handlebar aren't loose, either from side to side or up and down
  • C is for chain and cranks, check to make sure:

    • The chain is on properly and lubricated and no damage
    • Pedals spin freely forwards and backwards
  • Quick is for quick release

    • If your bike has quick release wheels, grab and shake the wheels to make sure they are not loose
    • Quick release handle should be firmly closed and pointed toward rear of bike
  • Check is for final check

    • Lift the bike several inches off the ground and drop it, listen for loose parts, tighten as necessary
    • Try your brakes before you ride

Sources:

If you ever have a problem while biking, CAA bike assist can help you. They even have an app to download on your phone for easy access.

Bicycle and repair shops:

Store Name

Phone and/or Email

Location

Ambassador Bicycles

519-250-6998

1932 Ambassador Dr.

Windsor, ON

Bicycle World

519-966-7985

bicycleworld@gmail.com

1267 Grand Marais W.

Windsor, ON

City Cyclery

226-674-0648

533 Lincoln Rd.

Windsor, ON

Courtesy Bicycles

519-252-0080

3154 Sandwich St. W.

Windsor, ON

Cycle Culture

519-735-0404

cyclecultureshop@gmail.com

12222 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit No. 101

Tecumseh, ON

J&R Sports Connection

519-974-8095

8418 Wyandotte St. E.

Windsor, ON