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 (one per team)
- 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).
- 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