Bicycle Equipment Checklist

What’s Required and What’s Recommended

According to Michigan law, bicycles should be equipped with certain items. Surprisingly, a helmet is still not among one of those items. Thankfully, most of us wear helmets when cycling, even though we're not required by state law to do so. We've compiled a summary of the equipment you are required to have on your bicycle. Also compiled is a list of items that we think are necessary, even if it's not required by state law.


Failure to have any of the following equipment on your bicycle could cause you to be ticketed for a civil infraction. In reality, it almost never happens. It may be a good idea, though, to invest in some of this equipment if it already isn't on your bike.


As always, should any rider have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Have fun and ride safely!