• June 5, 2019

Packing List and Suggestions

Packing List and Suggestions

Packing List and Suggestions 1024 683 Bike Virginia

We get lots of questions about what to pack for a bike tour camping trip. Here are the staff suggestions:

Note: because we ride loop rides each day there’s no need to carry these items on your bike.

Camping Supplies:  
  • Tent and sleeping materials
  • Tarp to put beneath your tent
  • Chair
  • Plastic bag for keeping your clothes dry (or drybag style luggage).
  • Second plastic bag for damp or dirty laundry.
  • Shower supplies in a small bag (easy to carry to showers)
  • Camp towel
  • Casual shoes
  • Sweatshirt or long sleeve fleece
  • Pants for cool.
  • Bathing suit
  • Sun hat
  • Book or reading material


Riding Supplies:

  • Bike in working order
  • Road suited tires are suggested for easy rolling
  • Helmet
  • Rear blinking red light- Mandatory
  • Water bottle (s) or camel back
  • Rain gear
  • Warm layers
  • Wind jacket (mornings can be cool).
  • Gloves
  • Shoes
  • Shorts or Pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Glasses (sun and or reading)
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Snacks/Fuel that you like
  • Chamois Butter (or other chafing preventer).
  • Cash
  • Ziploc for your phone/money


Medical/First-aid Supplies You Might Want

  • Cortisone or Benadryl cream
  • Benadryl pills
  • Pain reliever
  • Tums or Acid reducer
  • Gas-X
  • Immodium
  • Band-aids
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Aloe
  • A&D Cream
  • Prescription medications that you take regularly or might need