I’m posting this here so I can easily share with anyone who asks in the future. These are the things that make biking more fun, more comfortable, and/or safer.
I’m using Amazon affiliate links, so I might receive a little bit of money from Amazon if you buy something. Click on the picture to open in a new tab.
ON THE BIKE
Water bottle and holders
Most comfortable seat I’ve tried
Pannier (I’m not sure I would buy this exact one again, but it’s super useful and works well enough that I haven’t replaced it)
Rechargeable light (very bright — great for pre-dawn rides, but also makes it easier for drivers to spot me)
ON THE CAR
Padded cycling shorts and capris
Top with back zipper pocket
Helmet (not from Amazon)