• Helmet (required by Courage Classic)


  • Bike Jersey (Cardiac Climbers brand, naturally)
  • Bike shorts (your butt will thank you)
  • Gloves (you may want an extra warmer pair for the morning)
  • Rain or windproof jacket (the mornings are chilly and the afternoons can be rainy)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (before you start in the morning. Reapply at the aid stations)
  • Water bottles
  • Make sure you always have 2 tubes, 2 CO2 canisters or a bike pump, a tire lever, and a copy of your driver’s license


  • Butt butter (try it, you’ll like it!)
  • Arm and/or leg warmers (keep you warm, easy to take on and off, small and packable)
  • Vest
  • Base layer top
  • Camelback or small backpack

Denver Adventure Cycling is offering a 10% discount for any of the required, recommended, and needed gear