RIDER RESOURCES

Camp Packing List
  • Cycling Items
    Clothing:
    • Three full cycling kits
    • Warm cycling clothing including gloves, arm and leg warmers, beanie
    • Helmet
    • Sunglasses
    • Cycling shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Extra cycling socks & gloves
    Bike Gear:
    • Cycling computer or GPS device
    • Front & rear lights
    • Flat repair kit (tire levers, tubes (2), chain tool, multi-tool, tire plugs, patch kit, derailleur hanger
    • Hand pump or inflation system
    • Chain Lube
    • Hydration Pack / Water Bottles
    • Chamois Cream
    • Sunscreen
    • Batteries, chargers and charging cables
  • Other stuff
    • Post-ride clothing - Lounge clothes, cozy, comfortable and warm, slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Any medications or epi-pens
    • Special snacks or food items you would like to have (the nearest grocery is a long ride away)
    • Coffee will be available at 6:30 am each morning. If you would like to have coffee before this, plan accordingly.
    • Be sure to bring three full cycling kits, there are no laundry facilities on site.

GRAVEL TIPS FROM THE SBG TEAM

We’ve created these tips to help you with your gravel riding. You can even print the tips card out and keep it with your gear.

  • Body Positioning - RELAX, center weight, shift forward/backward to maintain traction, keep elbows bent, keep your head up.
  • Braking - Use both the front and rear brake to control speed, apply smoothly & gradually, avoid skidding, break BEFORE the turn.
  • Cornering - Look ahead and anticipate, look through the corner, lean bike, turn hips (not hands).
  • Descending - Maintain momentum, center weight over bike, lower your center of gravity, hands in the drops.
  • Climbing - Relax shoulders, open chest, hands on top of bar, keep traction, smooth & steady pedal stroke, anticipate needed gear.
  • Washboard - Use arms & legs as suspension, keep knees slightly bent, maintain momentum, stand if needed to maintain control
  • Mud & Sand - Lower tire pressure, shift weight back and forth, ride in lower gear with high cadence, look ahead
text illustration with a white bike that says Inspiration Flows Both Ways

RACE MORNING CHECKLIST

Race mornings come early and can be stressful. Remove some of this anxiety by planning ahead and laying out everything you need for race day the night before. Here is our handy checklist:

  • Bike / PSI check
  • Race number, timing chip, post-race meal ticket
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses w/ correct lens
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Sports Bra
  • Bibs
  • Jersey
  • Baselayer
  • Armwarmers
  • Kneewarmers
  • Rain jacket/vest/wind shirt
  • Socks
  • Chamois cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Nutrition
  • Bottles
  • Hydration pack
  • Lights (optional)
  • Cycling computer w/ course downloaded (charged)
  • Charged Di2 / SRAM batteries (+extra)
  • Flat repair kit + tools
  • Personal identification/credit card
  • Extra contact lenses
Startline of the Oregon trail gravel stage race w/ female at the center
two coaches showing off bike bags

WHAT'S IN YOUR POCKET

Want to know what the SBG team of coaches carry on their rides? Here’s the essentials that they never leave home without.

  • Multitool
  • Pump
  • Tube
  • CO2 cartridge
  • CO2 inflator head
  • Tire plugs (if tubeless)
  • Tire boot (if tubeless) or $$
  • Tire lever
  • Tweezers
  • Pocket knife
  • Extra valve core
  • Quick link
  • Spare battery (HR monitor, power meter, drivetrain)
  • Latex gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash or credit card