Passport? Visa? Airline Ticket Email? Maps Camera? Camcorder? Food list Hydration Pack Electrolytes Sports bars Allergy Meds Herbs Vitamins Ibuprofen Teas First Aid Kit - see advice from Travelers' Clinic Toilet Paper Paper Towels Towel Dr. Bonner’s Wet Ones Trash bag Bike Tour Prep List Personal
Bike Tour Prep List Camp, Clothes Sleeping bag , stuff sack Fleece blanket , stuff sack Tarp, cordage, stakes Knife Mosquito net? Pots, utensils, scrubber Collapsible water tank? Water purifying tablets Bike shoes Bike helmet Bike shorts Bike tights Jersey Socks - warm weather, cold weather Thermal Top and Bottom Fleece Jacket Rain Jacket Rain Pants Helmet Helmet Liner Helmet Cover Gloves - warm weather, cold weather
Bike Tour Prep List Bike Panniers, packed Repair kit w/pump and patches Extra tube Extra tire? Bike saddle Pedals Head lamp Tail lamp Bungees Bungee net
Bike Packing Tips Line panniers with heavy duty trash bags for extra water/dust resistance Keep weight even side to side I like the rear to be packed with the heaviest stuff for better traction in the loose stuff Food is the heaviest – split it up Sort by category and keep items together in zip-lock bags -Toiletries -First aid kit -On the road food -Cooking utensils -Cooking oil, spices -etc. Pack your bike and ride it before your tour. -Is it balanced? -Does your heel hit the rear pannier during the pedal stroke? -Is everything tight? Are there any rattles that will become very annoying?
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