On the Bike


  • Cycling helmet*

    ANSI and/or Snell approved

  • Appropriate shoes

    One pair for riding, and one pair good for walking (especially if rider is using clip–in pedals)

  • Cycling gloves

    Recommended but not required

  • Cycling shorts

    At least one pair required, two pair recommended for summer, as athletes may want to change between pre-ride and race

  • Socks

    Synthetic/not cotton, two pair recommended

  • Short-sleeved shirts or cycling jerseys

  • Light, long-sleeved shirt

    Light and packable for shedding into the ride for layering and sun protection

  • Rain gear, jacket and pants

  • Waterproof shoe covers

    Recommended just in case, but not required

Off the Bike

  • Comfortable shorts

  • Comfortable pants

    Zip-off legs or rain pants could substitute

  • Sandals, flip-flops, or lightweight shoes

    For pre & post ride/walking

  • Wool or fleece hat

    The mornings can be quite chilly

  • Sweat shirt or light jacket

    Again, the mornings do get chilly

Tools & Parts

  • Spare tubes* (and tire, if possible)

    2 tubes, because rocks May be sharp

  • Mini-pump

  • Multi tool

  • Assorted plastic zip ties

    They are the modern-day duct tape! 5 – 10 will suffice

  • Small chain lube and rag*

  • Bicycle light

    (optional) We may work in a night ride

  • Spare brake pads

    Recommended, because the we may not have the exact kind rider may need

  • Spare clipless-pedal-cleat bolts

    Funny how these tend to work themselves out at the most inopportune times


  • Toiletries

    The usual items (tooth brush/paste, travel size shampoo and conditioner, etc…)

  • Towel

    2 would be best (lightweight to enhance quick drying, like the PackTowl, if possible)

  • Lightweight lock and cable

    Recommended (U-locks are good too, but limited in function)

  • Water carrying bladders or containers

    at least 1 US gallon capacity (for refilling at the water pump)

  • Basic first-aid kit

    We will have these too, but it’s a nice habit to begin instilling

  • Bandanna

    Optional (many uses!)

  • Sunglasses*

  • Flashlight/headlamp*

    Electric lanterns also come in handy, but not to replace flashlight

  • Insect repellent

  • We will have this too, but it’s a nice habit to begin instilling

  • Sunblock*

    We will have this too, but it’s a nice habit to begin instilling

  • Sleeping bag

    Down bags are warmer, weigh less, and pack smaller, but useless if wet. Synthetic bags are heavier and bulkier, but less expensive for comparable warmth and they will keep you warm even if wet

  • Sleeping pad

    Closed-cell foam pads work well and are light, but self-inflating pads are more comfortable and packable

  • Tent

    Lightweight, with rainfly and vestibules

  • Personal eating utensils

    Fork, spoon, cup, bowl, plate – WE AIM to produce minimal waste

  • Cotton sheets

    Can be used independently of the sleeping bag on warm nights

  • Nylon cord (Many uses!)

  • Two Bungie cords

  • Camera/GoPro and journal

    Because this is going to be EPIC, and they will want to document the experience!

  • Plastic baggies and garbage bags*

  • Small backpack

  • Hammock

    If rider has one. They are all the rage!

  • Book

  • Pen/Marker

  • Playing cards

  • Sports equipment

    Frisbees, hacky sacs, etc… (We will have bocce and croquet)

  • Radio/iPod/MP3 player

    We cannot be responsible for expensive electronics, so send at your own risk!