This is a list of the basic clothing and accessories you will need when you go on a bike ride. It is divided into gear that can be carried on the bike, and clothing. Some items will vary depending on road or mountain configurations.
bAIL OUT BAG (AKA FLAT TIRE KIT)
At a very minimum you will need a spare tube, tire levers, and air pump. If you're a minimalist this will get you home. If you like to be more prepared you can add a few extra items. Also highly recommended if you ever ride your bike on a public road is a tail light so that drivers are extra alert to your presence. Drivers are more distracted today than ever before and studies have shown that daytime visible lights reduce the number of car on bicycle collisions.
The awesome strap is a minimalist option to keep a tube attached to your bike at all times. Just install it once and don't ever worry about being without a tool.