GEAR

Mountain Bike Mandatory Equipment List

  • Trail-worthy mountain bike.  Full suspension is recommended.  Some stages will favor a cross country bike while others will favor a trail bike.

  • ANSI/CSA approved bicycling helmet

  • 1 spare tube (per racer)

  • 1 tire pump (per team or racer)

  • 1 set of bike tools (per team or racer) size 4 ,5, 6, Allen keys, tire levers & chain tool

  • Drinking water

Recommended Clothing

  • Full length pants or tights

  • Dry waterproof or water resistant jacket

  • Gloves (we suggest something waterproof and full finger)

  • Bring a toque (knit hat) that can be worn under a cycling helmet in cold weather

  • Fleece (stays warm when wet, and dries quickly)

  • Consider a waterproof hat to protect you from the sun or rain

Other Recommended Equipment

  • Small first aid kit

    • 2 triangular bandages

    • 2 tensor bandages

    • 4 first-aid dressings sterile package 10cm X 10cm

    • 1 roll white medical tape

    • 1 set band-aids, knuckle bandages preferred, various sizes helpful

    • 1 silver rescue blanket

    • 1 CPR instruction sheet

    • Antibiotic cream

    • Your favorite buttocks cream !!

  • Bike computer/GPS

  • Bear spray

  • Duct tape

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Plastic zip-lock bags to carry everything out

DO NOT DRINK WATER DIRECTLY OUT OF A STREAM OR STANDING WATER!!!!! 


 
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