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Helmet - All riders must wear a bicyle helmet. No exceptions.
Cycling Jersey - When registering, order your Michigander Jersey, not only is it a great memento of your accomplishment, but the material wicks away moisture, keeping you dry. The back pockets are handy for your cash, ID and credit cards too.
Cycling Shorts - Chafing is the worst, get good cycling shorts, either the skintight Lycra or the relaxed mountain bike style.
Gloves - We love cycling gloves. They absorb perspiration, give you a better grip and prevent blisters. Pads reduce road shock and that is a great thing.
Shoes - Firm soles are key. Proper cycling shoes are best with or without toe clips. Do wear socks, keeping your feet dry and comfortable is incredibly important. For those that have yet to invest in a cycling wardrobe, because there is less mileage on the 2-Day Michigander, gym shoes will work, but be sure to select shoes with a firm sole so you don't slip off of your pedals and can bear down when needed. No flip flops.
Sunglasses - 100% UV protection, unbreakable lenses, wraparounds are suggested for wind and especially if you wear contacts.
For excellent cycling apparel (and they make ours too), visit Primal.
Waterbottles and cages to hold them (securly mounted)
Saddle Bag (underseat)
Cargo Rack plus trunk bag
Cycling Computer/GPS/Cellphone with MapMyRide App
Mirror (handlebar or helmet or both)
Fenders (mud flies up your backside when the road is wet)
Straps/Bungees (for strapping things to your bike should you shop along the way)
Patch Kit, Tire Levers, Spare Tubes
Pump and Pressure Gauge
Cycling Multi Tool
Medical Emergency Contact Card
ICE on your cell phone
Small First Aid Kit
Travel Toilet Paper/Tissues
Note: we have a mobile bicycle repair service along the trail and in camp daily on the entire ride for repair needs for a fee.