Mandatory Gear List
For all other S.P.A.R. events, the mandatory gear list is as follows:
Each person must have these items on them during the event, unless specific race day instructions dictate otherwise.
- Mountain Bike or off-road capable bicycle
- CPSC certified bike helmet
- Capacity to carry a minimum of 2 liters of hydration
- Permanent marker
All teams must have these items with them during the entire event.
- Cell phone must be waterproof or in a waterproof container
- First Aid Kit (Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7 or equivalent)
- Minimum of 3 feet of duct tape
- Lighter or waterproof matches
- Night Events:
- Teams must have these items with them anytime after sunset and before sunrise.
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Bike lights, both front and rear. Rear must be red. The front light can be a headlamp.
- Batteries to last the event
- 4 glow sticks, 2-red, 2-green, and some means to attach them to a canoe or bike.
- Survival blanket for each person on the team.
- Teams must properly wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) during all canoe sections. Teams may use their own PFD.
- Teams may use their own canoe paddles or kayak paddles
Recommended Other Gear:
- Means of carrying at least 50oz liquid
- Water purifier or water purification tablets for the entire team. Teams should be prepared to acquire water from wild sources such as creeks.
- Waterproof map case. Maps and instructions may become unusable or damaged from water if not protected
- Strobe light
- Food for the entire race, including electrolyte replacement
- Insulating layer top & bottom (poly pro,wool, fleece, etc)
- Knife with a locking blade
- Long pants
- Bike gloves
- Synthetic hat
- Dry bag / trash bag
- Bug spray, sunscreen, sun glasses
- Bike odometer/speedometer (more than 1 per team suggested)
- Bike pump or CO2
- Chain tool / bike repair kit
- Spare bike tubes
- Tire patch kit
- Fire arms
- Maps other than those provided by the race organization
- Communication devices other than sealed cellular phone
- Motorized means of transport
- Night Vision