Closed toed shoes, polypropylene or light-weight, moisture wicking wool shirts, biking specific gloves, and bike shorts or regular shorts are recommended. Only seldom you will need to be prepared for the occasional SoCal weather change by bringing a light rain jacket or warmer top layer usually in winter. Jeans and non-athletic shoes are not recommended. Helmets are required and are provided with all rental bikes. Pads are recommended as well.