Schuylkill Valley Family Race Gear List

Gear List

Mandatory Individual Gear

  1. During bike sections, each individual must have:
    1. Helmet (CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified)
    2. A two- or three-wheeled bike OR (for the Spud division) a bike seat or trailer

Mandatory Team Gear

At all times, teams must carry:

  1. At least one pack or other means to carry gear for all team members
  2. Enough food to fuel each team member for two hours
  3. Water bottles or a hydration system to keep each team member hydrated for two hours
  4. Closed-toe shoes
  5. A fully charged cell phone
  6. A whistle
  7. Race rules and maps (provided by the race organization)
  8. A map case (a ziploc bag will suffice; just need to keep your maps dry!)
  9. Basic first aid kit (i.e. band-aids, anti-bacterial cream, etc.; including emergency supplies for those who require it – inhaler, epi pen, etc…)

Recommended Team Gear

  1. A dry bag or some way to keep equipment dry
  2. A camera or camera phone
  3. A compass
  4. Spare tube and repair kit for the bike
  5. A tarp or blanket for your gear at the start/finish/transition area
  6. A watch
  7. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

Recommended Individual Gear 

  1. Long pants. There are some sections of the course where you may have the option to leave the trail and travel through open woods or hike through un-mowed fields. We recommend wearing long pants for comfort and protection against scrapes and ticks.