Helmets — All riders are required to wear bicycle helmets for Backroads biking and multisport trips. You’re welcome to bring your own, or you can use one of our high-quality helmets. Three adult sizes are available, all fitted with an easily adjustable retention system.
Navigation – We provide riders with self-navigable directions and improved elevation profiles, as well as cyclometers and downloadable GPS directions in Europe and North America.
Storage — When you’re on the bike, you’ll need places to stash sunscreen, a camera, maybe a little cash, etc. Our titanium and tandem bikes include handlebar and/or rear rack bags. For Roubaix/Ruby riders, there are no bags on the bike, so you may want to bring a lightweight pack to use when your jersey pockets aren’t quite enough.
Extras — All of our bikes are equipped with a safety triangle, two water bottles and for those who want it: a combination lock, hand pump, inner tube, tire levers or patch kit for use on your trip. For those who don’t, see below.
Service and convenience – In addition to all the great equipment and handy gadgets we offer, Backroads also prides itself on its great trip leaders, who offer each rider service and convenience. On the very first day of your trip, your leaders will show you how to ride safely and efficiently. Beginners need not worry, as they’ll offer plenty of tips on shifting, braking and they’ll check your bike daily to make adjustments needed. Plus, if you have a flat tire, they’ll fix it for you! How’s that for service?
Pit crew — Our trip leaders are like a traveling pit crew. They have everything they need to operate a mobile bike shop, including spare chains, tubes, derailleurs, stems, risers, spacers and cranks.
So when it comes to bike gear here at Outfitters, it’s safe to say we’ve got you covered so you can focus on the beauty that surrounds you!