What to Pack

What to Pack for BASC 2022

Have you ever driven all the way to the airport only to realize you’ve forgotten your (cellphone, wallet, passport)? How about when participating in a cycling ride? You’re 15 miles into the dense forest greenery and suddenly, your tire starts to feel flat. You look in your bag, only to realize that you forgot to pack your hand pump. There’s a mechanic at the upcoming rest stop in 20 miles, but that doesn’t help you now. Read on to learn all about what you should be packing for BASC 2022!

No Supplies left behind

Thanks to input from you guys and our awesome friends at Medalist Sports, we have compiled a comprehensive list separated into 2 categories to help even the most prepared of cyclists arrive fully-equipped to conquer the ride: Things you’ll definitely remember to pack and some things you might not think of.

Things You’ll Definitely Remember to Pack

It goes without saying, these are the essentials, the quick ‘wallet, keys, phone check’ done while walking out the front door. The items so ingrained to the packing process leaving without them would be akin to leaving the house without underwear…I mean cycling shorts!

  • Bicycle Helmet- every rider must have a helmet to participate.
  • Hydration- Pack or water bottles
  • Spare Tubes that fit your wheels
  • Cycling gear such as:
    • Cycling shorts
    • a pair of Cycling shoes
    • Clothing you feel most comfortable in while riding
    • Rain jacket
    • Gloves
    • Sunglasses and/or appropriate eyewear
  • Sunscreen

Things You Might Not Think Of

The ones that fly under the radar. They’re not at the forefront of your mind but that doesn’t mean that they’re not as important or integral to the process. You definitely do not want to forget:

  • Hydration Mix – The water bottle (or pack) is only 1/2 of the equation, you need both!
  • Snacks- food for your day, energy bars, gels, etc.
    • With your registration package riders are entitled to 3 meals per day
      • Breakfast and Coffee before the ride
      • Lunch and Snacks on the ride
      • Dinner, Soda, Beer and Wine after the ride
    • The snacks are for in-between meals if you’re hungry, but trust me- you’ll be eating goood.
  • Multitool/ Allen Tools/ Chain Tool
    • Riders will be supported by 2-3 SAG vehicles equipped with bike supplies such as; inner tubes, floor pumps, tire levers, multi-tool, first aid kits, and bottled water.
    • However, please note that this is a self-supported ride so please come prepared with necessary equipment and materials.
    • check out our blog by Boyd of Boyd Cycling for all you in-ride needs
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Personal ID and Medical info/ Emergency Contact Card – If you want to grab that post-ride beer bring your ID. We ID EVERYONE!!
  • Toiletries! Unless you have chosen the hotel option we suggest you bring your own!

To make sure you have absolutely everything you need, check out this list from REI: checklist-bike-multiday-touring


Join the Adventure

As the event continues to evolve over the next few months, we want to hear what you’d like to see at BASC. Post-ride yoga? Football on a big screen? Email me here and we’ll see what we can do!

Interested in being a sponsor? Email Alison at awarburton@postandcourier.com.

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