- Canoe, life jackets, paddles (you may bring your own canoe or kayak paddles or Type III life jackets; but no personal canoes due to Millennium Park regulations. Sorry.)
- Bicycle. A mountain or cyclocross bicycle is highly recommended. A road bike is permissible but not advisable without wider, knobby tires.
- Approved bike helmet (must be specifically approved for biking)
- 40 oz. of water or energy drink (in a Camelbak-type hydration pack or waist belt preferred). EACH TEAMMATE MUST CARRY THEIR OWN WATER/SPORTS DRINK.
- One pencil or pen
- Compass (for basic orienteering, attend a clinic and you’ll learn it in 10 minutes)
- $5 for the charity challenge (optional, but worth a bonus checkpoint) and $5 for emergency food or water
- Mobile phone (smartphone not required, but you can use one for non-GPS activities and it may be helpful for looking up answers to one or more questions)
- Waterproof map case or doubled-up ziplock baggies
- Food (energy gel, bars, etc.)
- Spare tires
- Tire pump
- Tire levers
- Synthetic, wicking t-shirt
- Bike shorts
- Bike gloves
- Contact paper or clear tape to waterproof your instruction sheet and map (at Meijer in household goods)
- GPS that allows you to determine your location on a map. Google or MapQuest itself is okay to use as is a GPS watch but only to check your route after the race
Please visitor our sponsors for your gear needs and tell them it’s for this race.