Each rider will be allowed one one overnight bag (think airline "carry-on" sized) which will meet cyclists at the overnight stop. If there's anything you want during the ride (waterbottle, extra snacks, sunscreen, phone, patch kit, etc), make sure that you can attach it to your bike!

Much of the ride is warm and exposed, but there is always the possibility for rain (or even snow at higher elevations!), so make sure you're prepared for both.

Essentials:

  • Road bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Rear and front lights
  • Extra tubes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad/mat
  • Toiletries, including needed or possibly needed medication
  • Towel
  • Clothes for off-bike time and sleeping
  • ID and health insurance card

Highly Recommended

  • Sunscreen
  • Pain reliever
  • Small travel pillow
  • Bike shoes and pedals you clip into
  • Socks--smartwool or lightweight
  • 2-3 jerseys (one official STK jersey will be provided)
  • 2 padded bike shorts
  • Bike tights
  • Rain coat
  • Gloves
  • Saddle bag or handlebar bag
  • Levers, mini pump, and patch kit (we will have flat tire repair gear in the van, but if you have them and know how to use them, you can take them on your bike for speedier repair.)
  • Chamois Cream

Optional

  • Bathing suit
  • Earplugs/sleep mask

It is strongly recommended that you collect and use these things throughout spring training. You'll want to make sure you know your gear well before our 400+ mile adventure!

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