Self-Supported Bike Tour Packing List

Here’s the packing list we used for our two-month cross-country trip that involved camping and self-catering. It’s incredibly detailed because we had a hard time finding a comprehensive packing list for a long-term tour and thought this might be helpful for folks planning a similar trip.

Bike, Racks, and Bags

Bike Tools, Parts, and Gear

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Bedroom and Living Room

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Kitchen and Bathroom

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Electronics

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Dani’s Clothes

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  • Keen shoes Broke, not replaced.
  • Havaianas flip flops Broke, replaced with Teva flip flops.
  • Pearl Izumi bike shoes
  • Athleta hiking shorts
  • 3 pairs Smartwool socks (One pair sent home)
  • 2 Ibex wool sports bras
  • 3 pairs Ex Officio underwear (One pair sent home)
  • Swimsuit
  • Golite down jacket Sent home.
  • Ibex wool sweater
  • 2 Smartwool Micro 150 long sleeve shirts (One sent home)
  • Smartwool Micro 150 tank
  • Smartwool Micro 150 short sleeve shirt
  • Icebreaker wool tank
  • Terry stretch skirt (for pulling on over bike shorts in towns)
  • Blue skirt for town Sent home.
  • North Face Venture rain jacket
  • Sierra Designs rain pants (never used)
  • 2 pairs bike shorts (Pearl Izumi and DeSoto) Both replaced with Pearl Izumi Attack bike shorts.
  • Gore bikewear water- and wind-proof gloves Sent home.
  • Pearl Izumi cycling gloves Replaced with Specialized gloves.
  • Nike running tights Sent home.
  • Amphipod reflective vest Broke.
  • Buff
  • Sunglasses

Ted’s Clothes

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  • Sidi bike shoes
  • Reef flip flops Chaco flips (decided to change at the last minute due to Chaco’s greater versatility)
  • Keen sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • 3 pairs Smartwool socks
  • 3 pairs ExOfficio underwear
  • GoLite down jacket Sent home.
  • Swim trunks
  • 2 Smartwool Micro 150 short sleeve shirts
  • 2 Smartwool Micro 150 long sleeve shirts (One sent home)
  • 2 pairs bike shorts (Pearl Izumi and Louis Garneau)
  • Mesh shorts
  • Club Ride shorts
  • Under Armor tights Sent home.
  • 1 Sugoi Zap reflective vest
  • Patagonia Torrentshell rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountain Made water- and wind-proof gloves Sent home.
  • Pearl Izumi gloves Replaced with Specialized gloves.

Miscellaneous

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