Mandatory race gear to be carried with all individuals at ALL times:
- race passport (one per team, provided) WATERPROOF
- race maps (one per team, provided) 24hr = Waterproof, 8hr = Not Waterproof
- 1:24,000 UTM grid tool and knowledge of its use (8 hour racers only, one per team) Check out this video showing how to plot a point using UTM coordinates.
- Writing Utensil
- Waterproof jacket
- Whistle (attached and within reach at all times)
- Water carrying capacity of at least 64oz
- extra long sleeve base layer
- full finger gloves (bike gloves ok)
- warm hat or buff
- space blanket
- compass (at least one per team)
- Headlamp with fresh batteries (24 hour racers only)
- Bear Spray and knowledge of its use. One per team, easily accessible–NOT buried deep in your backpack!!) Check out this video for how to be safe in bear country, and this one about using bear spray. Although encounters are unlikely, there are black and grizzly bears in the area you will be traveling.
- first aid kit (one per team). Recommended: Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7, or build your own based on its contents
- cell phone with fully charged battery (one per team). For use as a camera or in case of emergency only. Using your cell phone for navigation is not allowed and will get you disqualified.
- water purification, drops or filter, one per team
- way to keep maps protected (one per team) **8hr Maps will not be waterproof
- Gear bin or duffel, one per TEAM, max capacity 120 Liters (24-hour teams only. There will be no pre-staged gear for 8-hour racers this year)
Mandatory bike gear:
**See more details and info on bike rental options below**
- Mountain Bike (we recommend a tune-up before race day…a broken bike mid-race is a big bummer!). No E-Bikes allowed.
- Bike Helmet
- spare tube
- pump or CO2 canisters (at least one per team)
- tool kit (one per team)
- red blinking light (24 hour racers only, for all night riding)
- head lamp or handlebar light (24 hour racers only, for all night riding). We recommend both!
- One grocery-bag (24-hour racers only) cloth or plastic, to fit any loose bike accessories during transport (helmet, shoes, water bottles).
**Below are some Bike rental options:
- Please note that due to supply issues, some local bike shops are not renting bikes this summer. Below are some options.
- Habitat in Driggs, ID/Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY. Habitat is local, but does not take reservations. Grand Targhee Resort is 30 minutes from Driggs but has a larger selection and will take reservations once they open in mid-June.
- BYU-Idaho Outdoor Recreation Center in Rexburg, ID. This could be a good option for those of you traveling into the valley from the west. You will find great prices on rentals, but will need to pick-up/drop off in Rexburg, Idaho. Please note they are closed on Sundays.
- Wilson Backcountry Sports in Wilson, WY. If you are coming from the east, try this shop at the base of Teton Pass. Let them know you are racing in the Teton Ogre and they will hold a bike for you.
Additional Recommended gear for ALL racers:
- Bug Repellent
- Extra pair of socks
- altimeter and knowledge of its use (Highly recommended. Please note that GPS devices are not allowed to track altitude or distance. Bike odometers are okay as long as they don’t use a satellite signal).
- Long pants for off-trail travel (if you wear shorts, your legs are guaranteed to get scratched!)
- duct tape (you never know what might need fixing!)
- running gaiters
- extra layers depending on weather. You never know what you might get in June!
- Map board for bike
- SPOT tracker in case of emergency (Note: Trackers will be provided for all 24-hour teams).
Mandatory paddle gear (24hr racers only):
**See more details and info on boat rental options below**
- Inflatable watercraft of your choice (see info below). Please note you will be responsible for inflating and deflating your boat during the race.
- PFD (with whistle attached)
- 2 green glow sticks per boat
- 1 green glow stick or strobe light per person to be placed above clavicle level or shoulder of PFD
- Zipties to attach glow sticks to boat and person
- way to keep gear dry and attached to watercraft (i.e. drybag, sturdy garbage bag, straps)
- Bag or duffel to fit all paddling gear (except paddles and boats). One per TEAM, any size.
- Strap or bungee to keep team’s paddles bundled together
*This is a bring your own watercraft race! Due to permit and transportation limitations, boats must be INFLATABLE. This could mean inflatable kayaks, pack rafts, or inflatable SUPs (prior SUP experience recommended). The paddling leg will be on moving flat water and you will be responsible for inflating and deflating your boats during the race.
Below are some Boat rental options:
- Teton River Supply in Driggs, ID. This rental company has a great selection of inflatable kayaks and canoes, and are offering a one-day rental for Ogre racers. You will be responsible for picking up your boats, but we will take care of returning them for you! If reserving online, please write “OGRE” after your name (Example: Shrek McPhee OGRE), or call to reserve and let them know you’re with the Ogre. (Note: we will be renting a handful of pumps, so no need to rent one from TRS).
- Backcountry Packraft Rentals has offered a shipping discount and will ship all rafts and equipment to us directly. We will have your gear ready for you at race check-in. If you decide you want to go this route, reserve a raft soon and make sure you mention that you’re racing the Teton Ogre.
- BYU-Idaho Outdoor Recreation Center in Rexburg, ID. This could be a good option for those of you traveling into the valley from the west. You will find great prices on rentals, but will need to pick-up/drop off in Rexburg, Idaho. Please note reservations are accepted no sooner than 30 days in advance and they are closed on Sundays.
- Peaked Sports in Driggs, ID. This great local sports shop has a limited number of boats and will be offering 20% off to Ogre racers as well as a one-day rental. They currently are not accepting reservations but we will update the website once they have a reservation system in place. For now, it’s great for you last-minute people or if you need a back-up option. 🙂
- Rendezvous River Sports in Jackson, WY. This could be a good option for those of you traveling into the valley through Jackson.
- GPS devices or any device that uses a satellite connection for navigation, distance, or elevation purposes. Please note you are welcome to track your race with a GPS device for future reference, but it may NOT be accessed during the race at all (i.e. seal it up and keep it in the bottom of your backpack). Some GPS watches will allow you to disable all GPS features and just use barometric altitude. This is OK as your altimeter but please come knowing in advance how to set your watch up this way. Some of the newest Garmins even have an Adventure Race mode. Racers caught using GPS during the race will be penalized or DQ’ed!
- No Firearms on course
- No E-Bikes