The following gear is the minimum gear required for safe travel during the race. Teams are free to bring any additional items they feel necessary provided they are not on the list of prohibited equipment.

Please keep in mind that there are no aid stations. All food and water must be carried by participants. It’s possible to stage food, water and gear in the transition areas.

Team Gear – to be shared during the race (or mandatory for solo racers)

  • Pen or pencil
  • Map (provided by race)
  • Passport (provided by race)
  • Compass (6 hour only)

Individual Equipment (to be carried at all times during the race)

  • Race Bib (provided by race)
  • Water

Mountain Bike (per person, to be carried during all mountain bike sections)

  • Approved Mountain bike* – we do not rent bikes. You should have experience with real mountain biking, not just dirt roads, if you want a good experience.
  • Snell or ANSI approved bike helmet
  • Spare tube, patch kit
  • Bike pump/CO2 (1 per team)
  • Tire irons  (1 per team)
  • Bike multi-tool (1 per team)

*Bikes may be inspected at registration to ensure they are in good repair and recently tuned with reasonably new brake pads. All bikes must be approved by a race official to be used during the race. Cyclocross, road or tandem bikes will not be allowed.

Climbing (6-hour only)


Kayak (all kayak gear provided for 2-4 hour race)

  • Kayak (6-hour only, provided for 2-4 hour race)
  • Coast Guard Approved PFD (6-hour only, provided for 2-4 hour race)
  • Paddle (6-hour only, provided for 2-4 hour race)

If you need to rent a kayak we have arraigned two options with Avila Beach Paddle Sports

  1. Delivered to the race venue (click here)

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Additional dry clothing
  • Warm clothing for after the race
  • Towel
  • Tecnu or other anti-poison oak product
  • Long pants or gaiters (highly recommended)

 Prohibited Gear

  • Motorized equipment
  • Two way radios
  • Controlled substances (prescribed medication is acceptable)