So much planning goes into a trip of this scale. Here’s a summary of gear and supplies we needed to acquire and organize prior to leaving:

Bicycle Equipment

Surly Long Haul Trucker Bicycle
Salsa Front Rack
Ortlieb Waterproof Front Panniers
Ortlieb Waterproof Rear Panniers
Brooks Saddle
Topeak Road Morp Bike Pump
Pearl Izumi X-Road Fuel Bike Shoes
Shimano A530 Clipless Pedals
Hardcore ATB Fenders (Planet Bike)
Salsa rear rack

Camping Gear

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent
Thermarest Prolite Sleeping Pad
Tyvek Tent bottom

Spare Equipment

Novara Presta tube – 26X1.5
Foldable Tire – 26 x 2.0
2 Chain Lnks
Novara Teflon Brake Cables
Novara Teflon Shift Cables


Topeak Alien II 26 Multi-Tool
Tri-flow Squeeze Chain Lubricant
Bosheild T-9 LU
Pedro’s Tire Levers
Novara Teflon Brake Cables
Novara Teflon Shift Cables
Bike Tube 26X1.5
2 Novara Patch Kit
Cassete Lockring Tool (ParkTool FR-5)


Pearl Izumi Elite Series Bike Shorts
Novara Thermal Skull Cap
Novara Thermal Arm Warmers
Shower Pass Rain Jacket
Pearl Izumi Select Bike Gloves – Men’s
Smartwool Long Sleeve
Indie Chase Jersey
Alaska Bike Jersey
Zippoff Pants
Swim trunks
Pearl Izumi ELITE Thermal Cycle Tights – Men’s
Socks Louis Garneua Thermal Plus Shoe Cover


Nomad 35 Solar Panel
SPOT Connect
Spot Connect Plan