What to Pack for the Ride


You must wear a hard bike helmet at all times on the ride when you are pedaling.

No helmet/no ride/no exceptions.


Oh yeah, and while we’re being mean, no earphones or cell phones while you’re pedaling either. If you break these rules, we will kick you off the ride and everyone will laugh at you when you’re not looking.  No refunds.

Water Bottles

Bring TWO water bottles with you or you will dehydrate and die. Have a nice day!

Warm Clothing

Of course we have no idea what the weather will be like on ride day. We DO offer a cool service -- wear your warmer clothing in the morning if you wish (jacket, tights, long-sleeve jersey) and then drop it off at the first rest stop. We will transport it back to the start/finish line for you for free.


EVERYONE should have these items with them at all times during the ride:

A cell phone (if possible)

A bicycle tire patch kit

TWO inner tubes that fit your bike

A small tire pump


Highly unnecessary. We always see someone pedaling with a 20-pound chain on their bike. This doesn't mean that you should leave your bike unattended; it does mean that you can usually get a trustworthy friend to watch your bike for you while you duck in somewhere for two minutes.


Bring some, for lunch and emergencies.