What do you need to commute by bike?
You’ll only need a few items:
– Backpack or bag to hold items
That’s it. No need for fancy apparel, clipless pedals,specialized bike shoes, or a super high end bike and expensive panniers. More expensive items can help, but with time you will eventually figure out what is best for your commute.
Starting out, I used old gym shoes and athletic wear for my workouts, and a hybrid bike that I purchased on clearance. I used a helmet that I already had, and a backpack to carry my change of clothes, lunch and purse for the workday. This was sufficient for my 10+ mile commutes to and from the the train station. Years later, the only thing different is my helmet which had to be replaced since it was getting nasty.