What to Bring to a Bike Race

When going to a bike race, you’ll have enough weighing on your brain than to worry about what to bring to it. We’ve made easy for you and offer a list of items you can download and check off for each race. Don’t forget to have fun!

Shoes (with cleats in good working condition)

Helmet

License
Bike (in good working order: washed, lubed, adjusted, good tires, good brake pads, good chain)

Directions to race and map

Shorts/Skinsuit

Fingerless gloves

Jersey (SS/LS)

Undershirt

Socks

Cold-weather items:

Vest

Jacket

Arm warmers

Gloves

Leg warmers/knee warmers

Ear band

Booties

Hat

Leg embrocation

Wet-weather clothes:

Rain cape/vest

Cycling hat

Sunglasses (dark and clear lenses)

Sunscreen

Chamois cream

Safety pins

Water bottles

Race food, drink, and salt/electrolyte tabs

Post-race nutrition

Face towel

Leg towel

Post-race towel

Post-race clothes and shoes

Garbage bag for wet clothes

Extra wheels

Tools for quick fixes (extra bar-end plugs, allen wrenches, chain lube…)

Tools and tubes to fix a flat

Floor pump

Rollers or trainer for warmup

Toilet paper

Medical kit

ID

Foam roller

The Stick

Special nutritional needs, such as Peet’s coffee

August 1, 2007 | Posted in: Training Tips |