10 Must-Have Accessories for Brooklyn Cyclists

Ride like the wind, Kevin Bacon!
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With the arrival of temperate weather coinciding with thousands of bank-blue Citibikes newly on our roads, it seems like a good time to think about what items help make a bike ride as enjoyable—and safe—as possible. One of the best parts of riding a bike as a form of transportation is the convenience. There’s no waiting around for buses that don’t ever seem to keep to any kind of discernable schedule. There’s no struggle to find parking once you reach your destination. There’s no mysterious delays between Bergen Street and Jay Street that keep you stuck between stations for interminably long times (I’m talking five minutes), during which you feel like crawling out of your skin. And it’s cheap! But in order to fully enjoy your cycling experience, you really ought to be properly outfitted. Oh, it’s fine to occasionally grab a Citibike and just ride, but if you’re going to spend any amount of time on a bicycle, you want to be comfortable and prepared for anything. Here are the 10 things that you really ought to have with you to maximize your cycling experience.

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