Biking/Rafting Gear & Clothing Checklist


PROVIDED BY HOLIDAY RIVER EXPEDITIONS

  • LIFE JACKET
  • LARGE WATERPROOF BAG
  • DAY BAG
  • CAMP CHAIR
  • EATING UTENSILS AND PLATES
  • FULL COURSE MEALS lunch the first day through lunch the last day
  • DRINKS ice water, gatorade, lemonade, juices, 1 pops/person/day-mix of reg. & diet
  • BIKE REPAIR KITample for common road repair on standard Mt. Bikes. If your bike has nonstandard components, come prepared.

The day bag 8″ diameter x 20″ high is for items you will need access to during the day. For your sleeping gear and clothing, we will furnish you with one bag 16″ diameter x 2 feet high. When properly sealed, bags are usually waterproof. Once in a while, one could develop a problem; so if you have concerns, test your bags. Separate storage is provided for tents and beverages. Please remember to keep your gear light and compact.  The less you bring, the happier you will be. Please limit gear to no more than 15-20 lbs.


GEAR YOU MUST BRING OR RENT FROM HOLIDAY

  • CUP plastic mugs work well
  • WATER BOTTLE (S) (not included in rental kit)
  • SLEEPING BAG compact and warm
  • GROUND CLOTH waterproof
  • PONCHO/RAIN SUIT high quality important
  • SLEEPING PAD Compact, must fit in the bag described above.
  • LIGHT TENT Back packer style, not the bulky heavy types.

You can rent most of the items listed above in our sleeping rental kit. We offer two varieties, our basic sleeping kit which includes a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear and cup for $40.00, or the same basic sleeping kit with a two-man tent for $65.00. Rentals must be reserved in advance. Rentals requested the morning of the trip are subject to availability. Cups and water bottles available for purchase at our stores in Green River and Vernal Headquarters, or online.

  • BIKE must be in good repair; Holiday rental bike with helmet is available $160.00/bike; If personal bike fails to meet minimum safety standards you will be asked to rent a Holiday bike. Please note if renting bike – if you have clipless shoes you MUST bring your own pedals. Holiday rental bikes come with platform pedals only.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING & GEAR

  • SWIMMING SUITS
  • SHORTS quick drying
  • LONG PANTS quick drying
  • HAT for sun protection, with strap
  • SUN GLASSES with safety strap
  • SUN SCREEN SPF 15 or higher
  • CHAPSTICK with sun screen
  • HAND LOTION non-fragrant, small plastic bottle
  • TOOTHBRUSH/PASTE
  • COMB or BRUSH
  • WASHCLOTH
  • TRAVEL TOWEL dries quick
  • KLEENEX small travel pack
  • CAMERA (at your own risk), extra memory cards (or film), batteries, and waterproof container
  • BINOCULARS (optional, at your own risk)
  • SARONG (optional)
  • SHIRT (S) short-sleeved, cotton, bike jerseys; i.e. T-shirts
  • SHIRT (S) long-sleeved, quick dry for sun protection
  • SHOES keep dry for camp/hiking/biking, i.e. durable sneakers or light weight hiking boots
  • SHOES to get wet while rafting, i.e. water sport shoes or sneakers
  • SOCKS several pair, 1 cotton, 2 polypropylene or wool
  • JACKET fleece or pile with wind/rain resistant shell
  • LONG UNDERWEAR (optional) medium weight polypropylene/synthetic type
  • BIODEGRADABLE SOAP available at outdoor specialty stores, or ivory soap
  • INSECT REPELLENT Deet concentrate in small bottles works best
  • TAMPONS/ZIPLOCK BAGS 1 bag per day
  • MEDICATION Aspirin/IBU Profen/Tylenol and personal prescriptions
  • FLASHLIGHT or HEADLAMP small with extra batteries
  • STUFF SACK to keep wet/dry clothes separated, i.e. pillow case or plastic bag
  • FANNY PACK for hiking
  • EXTRA BEVERAGES/SNACKS (optional) NO GLASS PLEASE, liquor/boxed wine/canned-beer/specialty pops/juice/high energy foods
  • GROUND CLOTH (optional) for sleeping under the stars

Things not to bring on your trip – glass-bottled beverages, radios, firearms, pets, and large amounts of cash beyond what you’ll want for your guide’s gratuity. Do not bring expensive jewelry, watches or electronics i.e. cell phones, laptops, tablets etc. Warning: In the event of a loss our insurance will not cover these items. **If you do decide to bring any of these items along with you to the meeting point for your trip, the most secure location to leave them behind would be at your hotel in their safe or locked up in the trunk of your vehicle. As a last resort we have a non-secure location at our headquarters, but we cannot assume responsibility for these items.


EARLY OR LATE SEASONS SUPPLEMENTS

(May, June and September)

  • STOCKING CAP wool/synthetic
  • GLOVES wool/synthetic
  • RIDING TIGHTS cold weather riding
  • WETSUIT BOOTIES (optional) replaces water sport shoes above
  • PILE OUTERWEAR in addition to a quality jacket, synthetic pile pants
  • LONG UNDERWEAR medium weight smartwool/synthetic type

BIKE CLOTHING & GEAR SUPPLEMENT

  • TUBE PATCH KIT
  • BIKE SHORTS padded
  • BIKE GLOVES a necessity
  • HELMET required – no exceptions, ANSI or SNELL approved
  • SPARE BIKE TUBE Tuffy/Kevelar thorn strips are nice
  • WATER BOTTLE (S)/HYDRATION SYSTEM
  • GEL BIKE SEAT OR GEL SEAT COVER (optional)

ITEMS YOU CAN BUY AT HOLIDAY’S ONLINE STORE:
www.BikeRaft.com or at our accessories stores in Green River and Vernal; the meeting points for our White Rim/Cataract, Moab/Westwater and Yampa Bench/Yampa trips.

ITEMS YOU CAN BUY AT BACKCOUNTRY.COM Backcountry camping gear and clothing

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