Western Spirit Cycling

A Packing Check List for Cycling in the Desert

Posted by Mark Sevenoff on Sep 10, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Cycling in the desert is rewarding, fun, beautiful, and challenging! Of course your strength, endurance, and hardcore perseverance are the most important tools you can bring, but it’s also important to make sure you have the right gear before you head out there.

Here are some of our guides’ top recommendations for your desert ride:


Drink lots of water before your ride and bring plenty with you. When it comes to carrying your water comfortably, Camelbak is the way to go. Our guides love their new custom Camelbak hydration packs that hold up to 3 liters of water. Beyond water, this pack provides back protection and plenty of storage for the rest of your supplies. A good hydration pack is definitely the #1 must-have—it’s not just about what you’re carrying, but how you’re carrying it. Be sure to find a pack that fits comfortably and holds everything you need.

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Topics: desert, snacks, packing check list, gear