The idea is to have a relaxing, enjoyable week of riding in Tennessee. The key to that? Take care of as many of the details as possible beforehand. In this section you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know to make your BRAT experience a great one.
WHAT TO PACK?
The “stuff” you bring to store your belongings should be waterproof and made of a sturdy material that will hold up throughout the week. You are allowed two (2) bags per rider, and each bag should weigh less than 60 lbs. The reason is any heavier and you will have trouble loading and unloading your stuff out of the baggage trucks! Pack light!
To ensure your clothing stays dry, pack clothes in large plastic bags, press them flat to remove extra air, then seal. Also mark your bag in a way to help you find it among the other 500 bags. Please no sharp edged straps or buckles on the outside.
FOR YOUR BIKE
–Water bottles(or equivalent hydration system)
–Simple tools (tubes, tire levers, patch kit, etc)
–Short sleeve jerseys for the week
–long sleeve jerseys (for colder days or rain)
–Shoe or toe covers
–Short sleeve shirts
–Long sleeve shirts
–Hat and Gloves
–Towel and washcloth
–Toothbrush and toothpaste
–Soap and shampoo
–Medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen, antacids and personal prescriptions
–Other -band-aids, calamine lotion and insect repellant
–tent and its rainfly
–Ground cloth for tent
–Flashlight (extra batteries and bulbs) or headlamp
–Something to put your dirty clothing in
–Earplugs for sleeping