Gear List

Mandatory race gear to be carried with all individuals at ALL times:
Updated 10.06.2020

  • race passport (one per team, provided)
  • race maps (one set per team, provided)
  • Writing Utensil
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Whistle
  • Water carrying capacity of at least 64oz
  • extra long sleeve base layer
  • full finger gloves (bike gloves ok)
  • warm hat or buff
  • whistle (attached and within reach at all times)
  • space blanket
  • compass (at least one per team)
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries (24 hour racers only)
  • Bear Spray and knowledge of its use (at least 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. We have several extras to lend out – email us to reserve.
  • 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 cheating and will get you disqualified.
  • water purification, drops or filter, one per team
  • way to keep maps dry (one per team) **Maps will not be waterproof

Recommended gear:

  • 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

Mandatory bike gear:

  • Mountain Bike (we recommend a tune-up before race day…a broken bike mid-race is a big bummer!)
  • 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)

Mandatory paddle gear:

  • Any kind of non-motorized watercraft (ex: Canoe, Inflatable kayak, pack raft, SUP, etc.)
  • PFD (with whistle attached)
  • Paddles
  • 2 green glow sticks per boat (24 hour racers only)
  • 1 green glow stick or strobe light per person to be placed above clavicle level on helmet or shoulder of PFD (24 hour racers only)
  • ​Zipties to attach glow sticks to boat and person (24 hour racers only)
  • way to keep gear dry and attached to watercraft (i.e. drybag, sturdy garbage bag, straps)