What should I bring to practice?

In general, you should ALWAYS bring a helmet with a safety rating certified for mountain biking that fits your head snuggly but comfortably. The helmet should be free of any dents, cracks, or defects. Devo recommends you always replace helmets every 2 years.

You should also bring:

  • Close toed athletic shoes or mountain-bike specific shoes,
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather (warm layers and a rain jacket if necessary, or light breathable clothing for when it gets hot),
  • Water,
  • A healthy snack,
  • A tube that fits your tire, tire levers, and a mini pump. A quick-link that fits your chain is also a good idea.

If you don’t have a way to fit these items either on your bike or comfortably in your pockets, you should bring a backpack or fanny pack.

Sunscreen, bike gloves, and quality sunglasses are also always good to have.

Visit 2nd Avenue Sports or Pedal the Peaks if you need recommendations on any bike-specific gear.