Bible and Bike 2019 Packing List: 

Here is a list of suggested items to bring on the 2019 Bible and Bike.

We will go over this list at our pre-departure meeting in detail. Not everything on the list is necessary for everyone, but this is what we find helpful:

A Bicycle and panniers: Most bicycles will be fine on the trail which is for the most part surfaced with fine crushed limestone. Experienced riders tend to prefer a hybrid (cross between road and mountain bikes) as thin tires can sink into the trail surface and make the going slow. People with mountain bikes tend to prefer hybrid tires or conservative mountain bike tires with just a little tread in the center and lugs on the edges to handle mud. Barring the extreme tire widths, any bike will work just fine. Be sure the bicycle, particularly the saddle, is comfortable. If you do your own maintenance, check the bike over before leaving. If you don’t do your own, take the bike to your friendly local bike shop for a safety check and tune-up. Panniers are a great way to carry trail-essentials with you while you ride.

Pack in a bag: (to be stored on the SAG Wagon)

·       Clothes to ride in for 5 days (padded bike shorts, tee-shirts, etc. -repeats are okay, there is a place where you can pay to do laundry for those who want to halfway through.)

·       Long-sleeved shirt, long pants for chillier nights camping

·       Clean clothes for hotel/camp (If camping: 2 nights camping, 3 in hotel)

·       Warm layer for nights – windbreaker or fleece

·       Underclothes

·       Socks (Bring a few extra pairs incase of rainy days)

·       Toilet kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, small soap/shampoo if you want)

·       Bible

·       Pen

·       Flip-flops/extra shoes for camp/hotel

·       Hat with brim

RIDE WITH: (Personal items for daily use, carry with you in your panniers or wear, make sure to waterproof – I carry most things in ziplock bags inside panniers)

·       Athletic shoes

·       Helmet

·       First aid kit

·       Bike gloves

·       Insect repellent

·       Water bottles/hydration pack

·       Windbreaker or sweatshirt

·       Rain gear

·       Sunscreen

·       Sunglasses

·       Plastic bags (2-3) and ziplock bags (2-3) and a trash bag or two

·       Toilet paper

·       Snacks/energy bars

·       Pocket knife

·       Cell phone/charger

·       Cash/ID/Credit Card

Bike equipment (To store in panniers)
• Patch kit, tire levers, air pump, other tools
• Handlebar pack
• Bike lock
• Spare tubes (2)

CAMPING GEAR: (To store in SAG Wagon)

·       Tent/tarp

·       Towel

·       Sleeping Bag

·       Eating utensils: reusable cup for coffee/tea

·       Plastic ziplock bags/trash bag to keep gear dry if it rains

·       Personal food – breakfasts for every day and snacks (coffee and tea will be provided to the camping group, but breakfast is on your own!)