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Packing Guide

Please remember riders are limited to two bags for camping, weighing no more than 50 lbs. per bag.

General Packing Tips

  • Bicycle in good repair
  • Helmet – required!
  • Rearview mirror
  • Lock and cable
  • Two water bottles and cages
  • Hydration system
  • Tool kit including: tires, tubes, patch kit, pump, Y-wrench, chain tool, wrench to fit your handlebars and lube.


  • Cycling shoes, socks, shorts and jerseys
  • Wet weather clothing – rain jacket (just in case!)
  • Hot and cool weather clothing¬† – think layers. The ride may start cool and end hot!
  • Cycling gloves, glasses or sunglasses
  • Non-cycling clothing (shorts, t-shirts and comfortable shoes or sandals) for evening
  • Wrap all clothing in plastic bags inside your luggage
  • Toilet kit, soap and towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Tennis shoes if canoeing or tubing

Camping Equipment

  • Duffel bag with distinctive labeling
  • Tent and stakes
  • Ground cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress and pillow
  • Clothesline and pins
  • Flashlight


  • Cell phone
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • ID, insurance card and emergency contact information
  • Credit/ATM card
  • Travelers checks/cash
  • Camera
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Musical instrument (if you are so inclined)

Do Not Bring

  • Cooking Gear – as cooking is prohibited in camping area at Headquarters.¬†
  • Bulky Lawn Chairs
  • Cots
  • Trash cans or hard-shelled coolers
  • Pets
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