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Helpful Tips for the Tour De Cure May 30 & 31

May 8, 2009

Here is a list of items that are recommended to bring on the Tour De Cure ride.

Items You Need During the Ride:
– Helmet
– Rider numbers (bib, wristband, bike band, 2 for luggage—REMEMBER to write your bib # on all your wristbands)
– Bike shorts
– Cycling jersey
– Cycling gloves & shoes
– Protection from the sun – sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen
– Tire patch kit, spare tubes and air source (pump or several CO2 air cartridges)
– Driver’s license
– Cell Phone (with ICE (in case of emergency number programmed in)
– Medical insurance card
– Emergency cash and Credit card
– Hydration – Water bottles or camel back
– Favorite snacks (GUs, nutrition Bars, etc)
– Emergency medications
– Rain poncho or a large Heft bag – check weather on Friday and plan accordingly
– Camera in a zip lock bag to keep dry; if digital, bring extra set of batteries
In Your Overnight Bag:
– Blanket, sheet, and pillow (if you’re staying in the dorms—single bed) or sleeping bag
– Travel alarm clock
– Towels
– Toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and bug repellent
– Toothbrush, hairbrush, hairdryer
– Medications
– Butt Butter (anti-chafing cream)
– Travel size laundry detergent to rinse out jersey, shorts, and gloves for Day 2 ride
– Comfortable clothes/shoes for Saturday evening.
– Bathing suit if floating the river
– Plastic cover/bag for bike seat on Saturday night (to keep moisture off your seat)
– Riding clothes for Sunday

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Karyn permalink
    May 8, 2009 8:39 pm

    Thank you Letty….I know trying to prepare for the MS and knowing what to pack was crazy. This is a nice list.

  2. Rachel permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:07 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I’m doing the Tour de Cure for the first time, so all advice is most welcome:)

  3. MICHELLE M. MENDOZA permalink
    May 29, 2009 3:21 pm

    thanks for the info letty; i’ve compared your list with mine and looks like we are good to go!

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