Don’t Leave Home Without…

What should you take with you on a century ride (or on any ride)? Here’s our checklist.

First, you need to be equipped to change a flat and make basic adjustments to your bike. Here’s what you need to carry in your seat bag:

  • Spare tube that fits your tire
  • Tire levers (2)
  • CO2 cartridges (2) and inflator
  • Patch kit
  • Multi-purpose tool

You’ll need to carry enough fluid to stay hydrated until the next rest stop. Most of us carry 2 water bottles filled with water or a diluted sport drink.

In case of an emergency, it is recommended that you also carry the following (in a ziplock bag in your jersey pockets or in a top-tube bag):

  • Identification*
  • Cash and credit card
  • Mobile phone – programed with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact and the event SAG phone number/emergency contact (to be found in info packet)
  • Something to eat. If the rest stops are more than an hour apart or if the ride is more intense than you expected, you may need additional fuel. It’s a good idea to carry a small bar, Cliff Shot Bloks or a gel with you.

* For identification while cycling or other activities, Higher Gear recommends Road ID® bracelet or ankle bracelet. Stop by either Higher Gear location to pick up your coupon code for a discounted shipping on your Road ID order.


2012 WFRT riders, here is the number for event-day help or SAG support: 847.579.WFRT (9378)


For our recommendations for everything you’ll need for your century, check out our Century Ride Checklist.

Need Help? Have Questions?

Highland Park | 847-433-2453
Wilmette | 847-256-2330

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