Make a Spring Biking Toolkit

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Yesterday we had what felt like our first “real” day of summer. It kind of caught us by surprise because it felt like we barely had any spring, which just happens to be my favorite season. It’s a pleasure to finally get to do things that aren’t possible during our cold winters – things like biking, gardening, hiking, and just spending time outdoors. Unfortunately, the excitement of finally being able to do these outdoor activities can lead to OVER-doing it and all the associated aches and pains that accompany that overexertion. That’s why I find it helpful to keep TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain on hand.

Biking is one of our very favorite spring and summer activities. But, after having the bikes up in the rafters of the garage for so many months of winter, I always seem to forget which important things we should bring along on our first bike ride. To make it easier for myself (and maybe help a few new bikers out there), here are a few essentials to pack in your spring biking “toolkit”:


Make a Spring Biking Toolkit:



 It’s important to protect your skin from the sun! Ideally, sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going outdoors, but if you plan to take a long ride, take the sunscreen along to reapply.

First Aid:

  Hopefully this is one item you won’t need during your ride, but it’s always good to be prepared! Pack a small first aid kit with basics like bandages and antiseptic cream.


Money and ID: 

 You never know when you might ride past an ice cream truck and decide you REALLY want ice cream! It’s good to have a few dollars on hand for unexpected stops. You should also carry ID in case of emergency, as well as a debit or credit card in case you have a big emergency that requires a bike repair or the need for an alternate way to get home.


Mini Tool Kit:

 Just in case you have a problem with your bike, it’s a good idea to have a few basic tools along. For short rides you should be good with a patch kit, small hand pump and a multi-tool.



 Stay hydrated! It’s a good idea to drink water an hour before your ride, but bring water on your trip too. I personally like an insulated bottle that helps to keep the water cool. I start out with a few ice cubes inside to maximize the cold factor.



 We always like to stop halfway through our ride for an extended break and a snack. Foods like nuts, dried fruits and granola bars all travel well on a bike and can give a little extra energy boost as well.


Pain Reliever:

 Don’t let the possibility of pain stop you from your bike ride! Take control of your muscle pain and take back your day. TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain temporarily relieves minor aches and pains. By keeping it right in your bike toolkit you can take it at the first sign you feel it is necessary.

I bought my TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain at Target where they are currently offering a special offer! Buy 2 of the following products and get a $5 gift card:

  • Extra Strength TYLENOL® – 100 ct or 225 ct
  • TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain – 100 ct
  • Extra Strength TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels – 100 ct or 225 ct

Maybe that $5 Target gift card should go into your tool kit too. You never know when you might want to make a Target run!

What are YOUR favorite outdoor spring and summer activities?

Make a spring biking toolkit filled with the things you need for a fun, safe and comfortable ride.

I am not a medical expert, and this post is not medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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  1. I’ve been on those bike trips where we needed a bag like this! And my daughter has broken her arm biking, my son has had spectacular crashes, my dad’s tire has gone flat – there’s always something! #client

  2. This is such a great idea. I might even doing this for walking! I’m noticing those aches and pains during even the tamest adventures. lol

  3. Great post! I also make sure to add these items to my biking adventure. It’s always best to be prepared then not to be, you never know what can happen when riding.

  4. I so need to get us some bikes here, love the idea of a spring biking toolkit. Allows you to be prepared without having to carry around a bulky bag that will weigh you down. Awesome, thanks for sharing this!

  5. This is very handy to have, especially the first aid kit. My hubby has a tendency to get scrapes and the lot, haha.

  6. Such a great idea! I really need to make one of these toolkits for the hubby!

  7. Renee Rousseau says:

    This is a very thoughtful and thorough list and I am definitely going to implement it for every member of my family, biker or not!

  8. shelly peterson says:

    This is a good idea have. We love to get out and go bike riding.

  9. Good list. I am looking for a bike right now so I will keep it in mind.

  10. Unfortunately, it has been way too hot for me to go bike riding! The humidity feels like you can cut it with a knife! This is one of my favorite ways of getting exercise also. I have brought along a bottle of water and I have a temporary patch repair kit in my bike bag, but these are really good tips! Some I never even thought of – but they all make sense for our health and wellbeing while doing one of the most popular pastimes in the Spring and Summer ?

  11. I just got a used bike. First time I rode in 30 years was today. Lets just say I did not go very far. Wow that tired me out!

  12. Sarah Mathias says:

    I never think to bring a first aid kit when I ride. That is a good idea.

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