Packing List

PTP baggage truck will carry one 70 lb. bag per person. We have provided the packing list below. This is not a complete list and should be used only as a guideline for packing.

Luggage will be unprotected once it is unloaded. We recommend using waterproof luggage or lining your bag with plastic trash bags. We strongly recommend a large, soft-sided duffel bag or internal frame backpack. Pedal The Plains will not be responsible for damage to hard-sided luggage, external frame backpacks, or luggage and camping gear strapped together.

Recommended Equipment

• cycling equipment*
• camping equipment**
• clothing and shoes for evenings
• sunscreen & lip balm
• toiletries
• insect repellent
• swimsuit
• supplemental cycling food
• cash
• credit/ATM card
• ID
• leatherman/Swiss Army Knife
• cell phone
• phone/electronics charger
• ziploc bags and/or trash bags (for dirty clothes)

*Cycling Equipment

• approved helmet
• helmet cover/skullcap
• cycling shorts/bibs (minimum of 2)
• cycling jerseys (minimum of 2) Don’t forget you get a PTP Jersey!
• cycling jacket
• cycling gloves
• cycling shoes (minimum of 2)
• cycling glasses
• shoe covers
• cold & inclement weather gear
• long-sleeved jerseys or shirts
• knee and arm warmers
• tights/leg warmers
• tire levers and patch kit
• small tool kit
• inflation (frame pump or CO2)
• spare tire & tubes
• lock
• white front and red rear light for your bicycle

**Camping Equipment

• tent
• sleeping bag & pad
• towel(s)
• pocket knife
• pocket flashlight/headlamp or lantern
• for indoor lodging, we suggest earplugs, a sleeping blindfold and nasal strips for snore

Click here for downloadable packing list