MIDWEST CYCLOTOURING bicycle tours presents:

PACKING LIST


For the newcomers to bicycle touring, we offer this list of items you may want to consider packing.  Every cyclist will have his or her own thoughts and priorities, so this is just a reference for you to work from based on our experiences both participating in and and hosting cycling tours.  Remember, on this year's tour, YOU are loading/unloading and transporting all your luggage for the entire duration of the trip.



On your bicycle/person:

Helmet

Bike gloves

Bike tag

Bandana/dew rag


Bike computer

Two water bottles

Air pump/inflator

Spare tube(s)

Tire irons

Rack, handlebar or under seat bag

Lock and cable

Maps/cue sheets


Cell phone 

Rearview mirror

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Lip balm w/sunscreen

Sweatband/headband

Medication/first aid

Medical/personal ID/info


Insurance card

Money/credit card

 

Camping:

Duffel bag(s)

Tent/ground cloth

Tent stake hammer

Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad

Air mattress/inflator

Pillow

Ziploc bags

Trash bags


Flashlight/headlight

Small battery operated fan

 

Clothing:

Cycling jerseys

T-shirts

Cycling shorts

Regular shorts

Rain jacket/suit/pants

Socks

Cycling shoes

Camp shoes

Shower shoes

Swimsuit

 

Toiletry Kit:

Towel and washcloth

Shower gel and shampoo (flip top style preferred)

Deodorant

Toothbrush/paste/floss

Comb/brush

Spare glasses/contacts

Razor

Mirror

Nail clippers

Lotion



First Aid:

Band aids/bandages

Antibiotic ointment

Anti-chafing/saddle sore meds

Insect repellent

Aspirin/other pain relief meds

Prescription medicines

 

Tool Kit:

Chain lube

Spare tube

Tube repair kit

Small screwdriver

Hand cleaner, rag

Plastic/electrical  tape

Tools to fit your bicycle

Extra nuts and bolts/spokes

 

Miscellaneous:

Chargers for electronics

Map

Emergency food

Toilet paper

Notebook/diary/pencil

Bicycle serial number

 

Optional:

Camera, memory card(s)

Allen wrench

Large plastic bag poncho/cord

Fanny pack

Sewing kit/repair kit

Clothes line/clothespins

Shower bag

Ear plugs




Cycling through the Midwest and Mississippi Valley!