11 Must-Have Biking Essentials for a Safe Ride at SM Seaside

Biking has gained quite the fame since the start of community quarantine and it has even become a more popular sport now a year later. From biking through the seaside to trailing their way to the mountains, Cebuano bikers are in it for the long ride.

SM Seaside City Cebu, a known bike-friendly zone in the metro, will offer you not only a safe place to bike but also a one-stop-shop for all your biking needs and even a delicious breakfast.

Gather your friends biking around SM Seaside Complex and dine at SM Seaside’s newest bike-friendly facility, BIKE AND BREAKFAST at the Mountain Wing Arcade from 6AM to 9AM. 

You can park and dine safely with good food after your morning rides. Bike repair stand is also available when you need a little helping hand.

Now that your meal is covered, it’s time to list the different biking essentials for a successful ride.

Whether you’re a newbie biker or already a beast at the road, we present to you SM Seaside City Cebu’s Seaside Tips: 11 Biking Essentials that you need for your safe ride. 


Visibility is key in biking, which is why aside from the safety lights on your bike and/or helmet, a safety reflective vest is also a must. It is an extra precautionary essential to keep you visible while on the road during night time or sunset rides, which are the best times for cycling.


A good grip on your handle bar by using bike gloves would help you when you are outdoors and sweating. It also helps provide extra cushion to lessen soreness during long rides. More importantly, wearing bike gloves can protect your hands from calluses and during accidents.


Lights means presence, awareness and signal. It is one of the first safety essentials you should get when joining the world of cycling. It helps in alerting other cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists while you focus on your ride.


As much as we invest in the outside, we should also take care of what’s inside. Stay hydrated and make sure to bring a bottle of water and eat before hitting the road to prevent you from being tired on the road. Being in a good body condition will prevent dizziness under the heat of the sun and other unpleasant factors while on the road.


Always be prepared. Like the tool box for our cars and motorcycles, we also need a handy tool kit for our bicycles that is versatile and can help us in case we suffer mechanical problems on the road.


Safety and security go hand in hand which means when we go on solo rides and need to rest or pause for a comfort room break, we have to park our bicycles and keep it safe. A durable safety lock with keys or a combination lock would definitely ease your worry.


Who said we can’t ride in style and comfort? A good pair of bike shorts with a supportive muscle compression and built-in padding can help you have a comfortable ride.


Carrying weight on your back while you ride your bike can be tricky and a hassle. The right all-around bag should be something light and durable to keep your essentials in place while offering you a swift and safe ride.


There’s no way one can predict the weather, especially in long distance rides. Rain could suddenly pour while riding so you need the perfect water repellent jacket made from a special fabric to keep you dry.


Fashion meets functionality in this fashionable choice when hitting the road, eyewear. Adding this essential will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays or outdoor debris while you ride your bike.

Safety is a priority in biking which makes every essential vital for a safer and comfortable ride. SM Seaside Complex is also open until sundown for all your other fitness activities such as running and walking.

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Marel Baluyos
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