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Race Equipment Checklist for Mountain Bike Racers

By Levi Bloom on 8/25/02

Here's a checklist of what you should have before leaving for a race.

I remember my first mountain bike race. Whenever I showed up, and was just about to change into my cycling outfit, I realized that I hadn't packed my clothes! Just kidding. But the reason I remembered them is that I had a checklist of everything I would need. I don't want you to forget anything, so I decided to put my list online.

You should print this out and hang it by your bike stuff so you can check everything off as it goes in your car. If you're preparing for your first race, or your eighty-first, better safe than sorry.

Bike

Water bottle (filled)

CamelBak or Seat bag
--spare tube
--tire levers
--mini-pump
--CO2
--energy gel
--mini-tool
--patch kit

Helmet

Sunglasses

Jersey

Undershirt (optional)

Gloves

Shorts

Socks

Shoes with cleats

Energy bar

Change of clothes

Post-race food and water

First-aid kit

Bike lock

Camera and/or Camcorder

Towel

Baby wipes

Money

Registration form and/or license

Light (for 24 hour races)

 

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