MEC in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Mountain biking gear checklist

Want to know what to bring mountain biking? Use this trail checklist to tick off the basics for a few hours of riding. If you’re going for a longer rip, pad your kit with extra items to cover minor fixes farther from the trailhead.

Use common sense – for remote areas (or any trails where hike-a-biking out would be more painful than usual), start with the 10 essentials checklist and build your mountain bike kit from there.

See mountain biking gear checklist pdf

Mountain bike gear essentials

Repair kit items for every ride

Additional repair items for longer rides

Clothing and armour

Personal and safety stuff

Bike maintenance skills

A little know-how could mean the difference between walking your bike out or rolling to the trailhead as planned. To learn useful repair skills, sign up for bike maintenance clinics at your local MEC store.