gear list


Individual Gear

  • Headlamp with spare batteries

  • Whistle

  • Knife with minimum 2.5" locking blade


Team Gear

  • Lighter or other waterproof fire starter

  • Compass

  • Operable cell phone in waterproof container

  • Water purification

  • Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7 or other first aid kit with equivalent contents


Bike Gear

Per racer:

  • Mountain bike (no cyclocross)

  • CPSC certified bike helmet

  • Flashing red rear light

Per team:

  • Spare bike tube

  • Bike multi-tool

  • Bike pump or CO2 inflater


Paddle Gear

You don't have to pack anything!  We're providing canoes, paddles and PFDs.  You are welcome to bring your own paddle and PFD, if you prefer. You may use your own kayak paddle, but rental paddles will be canoe paddles only.

The following items are prohibited in this race: 

  • GPS-enabled devices

    • Traditional bike computer that determines distance based on wheel rotation is permitted (and recommended)​

    • Altimeters are permitted (though not necessarily recommended)

    • You may carry a tracking device that does not have a screen or mechanism by which to determine location or distance traveled, without sealing it

    • You may carry a tracking device with a screen or mechanism by which to determine location or distance traveled, for purposes of post-race download, but it must be sealed in an opaque bag prior to race start and remain sealed for the duration of the race

  • Pedometers

  • Firearms

  • Maps other than those provided by the race organization

  • Communication devices other than sealed cell phone

  • Motorized means of transport