Ride Prep

What to pack

As we move from location to location during the ride, you need to have all your essentials during the five days. This chart below is a good guideline for what you need on the ride and a solid checklist if you are the forgetful type. Your bag will be transported for you from hotel to hotel but try to pack as light as possible.

Cycling Gear

  • Shorts
  • Shirts
  • Gloves (2 pair)
  • Helmet
  • Glasses
  • Bike Shoes
  • Socks
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Bike clip for cue sheets
  • Rain Gear

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Powder
  • Chamois cream
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Sun Screen
  • Vitamins
  • Aspirin, Tylenol
  • Medications
  • Q-Tips
  • Tissues

Clothing

  • Casual clothing
  • Bathing Suit
  • Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Underwear
  • Light jacket, sweater

Miscellaneous

  • Woolite
  • Money for food, incidentals
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Power bars
  • Gu, power gel
  • Blow dryer

Mechanical Checklist

In order to ensure a smooth and safe ride, we recommend all cyclists participating in the ride undergo a thorough overhaul, rather than a tune-up, of your bike. You can download and print out the checklist PDF below to submit to your bike mechanic if you are not sure what you want checked out.

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