Equipment

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
  • Bear spray

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