Race Day Checklist

We put together a list of some items that would be helpful to both the team and individual racers to have on race day.  This is meant to be a guide, and obviously, some items may not apply to everyone or are optional. If you have a good idea for something that should be listed, please send an email to admin@convalchaingang.com and we will add it!  Thanks for looking!


  • Bike and helmet
  • Flat riding shoes or SPDs
  • Cycling socks
  • Cold weather riding: long sleeve compression shirt or arm warmers; race jersey; tights/athletic pants; gloves; Buff or bandana or skullcap
  • Warm weather riding: race jersey; shorts
  • Water bottle w/cage or hydration pack
  • Water and snacks for entire day
  • Sunscreen and/or bug spray
  • Eye protection
  •  Jacket/Hoodie
  • Tire patch kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Camping Chair
  • Portable battery charger with cables (cell phone charger)


  • Tents & Banner
  • Bike Stand
  • Common Bike Tools: pedal wrench, Allen wrench set, adjustable wrench, needle nose pliers, chain pliers,
  • Shock Pump
  • Tire Pump
  • Clean rags
  • Tire levers
  • chain lube
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • First Aid Kit (for minor injuries)