Race Day Preparation

Race day preparation is important. Getting to the race and finding you forget your shoes or helmet is no fun. Your race day could be over before it gets started. Without a proper warmup, you might find yourself off the back of the race in the first few kilometers or laps. Preparation is everything. This article will outline some of the things you should consider.

Racers Race Day Equipment Checklist Road Events

  • Race License
  • Helmet
  • Shoes/Pedals
  • Gloves
  • Jersey
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Warmers
  • Bike (already check, maintained, and adjusted, especially the gearing)
  • Basic tools (a multi-tool, pedal wrench, allen key set, tire levers, grease rag, etc)
  • Pump
  • Spare inner tube
  • Trainer/Rollers (make sure you have proper skewers for it)
  • Weather appropriate gear (rain jacket, tights, sweats, etc., post-race dry clothing)
  • Water (at least two bottles)
  • Food (pre-race food, gels or race food, post-race food)
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