We have assembled this quick practical list to get you started packing for your Florida Keys Bike Tour Packing.
Daytime temperatures in the Florida Keys can top out in the low 80’s with very little rain (and low humidity), near perfect for cycling. With average overnight lows of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18C) in January and February, you may want to pack a light jacket or sweater if you’re planning some evening adventures in the Florida Keys
So what to pack?
The “Key” to being comfortable will be to dress in layers.
Base Layer – Best way to be sure you are covered on chilly morning or evening rides. Base layers are made of polypropylene which keeps you dry by moving moisture away from your skins surface. Base layers are available in short and long sleeve options.
Cycling Shorts – Considered the most comfortable clothing item for cycling. Perfect for mild to warmer temperatures
Cycling Jersey – Often not considered a necessity but with changing humidity and winds in Key West is could make the difference in comfort. You can purchase sleeveless and insulated long versions.
Arm and Knee Warmers – Perfect for quick changes when the temperatures fluctuate. The ability to roll them up or down while you ride is convenient and they easily pack away when not needed.
Gloves – There are so many varieties of cycling gloves that there is sure a pair or two that will come in handy on your trip. From fingerless and full fingered to waterproof, lightweight and winter varieties you can pack what you fell will work for you!
Cycling Jacket or Windbreaker – these items you should pack based on your tolerance to temperatures. Windproof help the wind from pulling heat from your body, Waterproof will keep you dry (er) if showers in forecast.
Hats – You may need nothing more than a nylon or windproof membrane to fit under your helmet, if you are a fan of cycling caps it won’t hurt to have one if needed.
Our Florida Keys Bike Tour includes more than just cycling! Bring comfortable clothing for exploring and dining in town, a good pair of closed toe walking shoes, and don’t forget the sun block!
See you in January!