What to Take on the Underground Railroad Bike Trail

Posted on 04 May 2016

If you are considering a backpacking trip, the following supply list might offer some ideas for your trip.  Interestingly, using all the “stuff” I already had or received free from races, sponsors, etc. was used for the trip.  I will camp and you many be interested in a very cool site www.warmshowers.com if you interested in the backpacking experience.

The goal was to eliminate buying a lot of new things. The supply list is for my backpacking trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Erie, PA (to connect onto the Underground Railroad Trail) then south to Mobile, Alabama.  The approximate distance is 1,750 miles.

Have fun!


Underground Railroad Bike Trail Supplies List

Sleeping Gear

  • Blackburn Twilight Bivy
  • Western Mountaineer lightweight sleeping pad
  • Inertial X- Lite Sleeping pad



  • Endurolytes
  • Premium Insurance Caps
  • Endurance Amino Caps
  • Perpeteum
  • Kind Bars
  • 2 Large Water Bottles
  • CamelBak 70 oz
  • Lightweight spoon


Bike Stuff

  • Specialized Tarmac Bike
  • Bontrager Tubeless Wheels
  • Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Road Tire 700 x 23c
  • Bike Oil
  • Stan’s Tubeless Tire Sealant
  • 2 tire levers
  • Multi Tool
  • Zip ties
  • Small roll of duct tape
  • Small tire Patches
  • Headlamp
  • Serfas Bike light



  • Garmin 1000
  • Iphone
  • Spot Tracker
  • Power Monkey Explorer charger
  • Solar Monkey Charger
  • Charging Cords


Daily Necessities

  • Hammer Nutrition Seat Saver
  • Toilet paper
  • Small Deodorant
  • Small Soap
  • Toothpaste and small brush
  • Lip Balm
  • Fingernail clipper
  • Tiny knife
  • Microfiber towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Ziplock bags



  • Apidura Handlebar Bag
  • Apidura Seat Bag
  • Apidura Top Tube Bag
  • Apidura Small feed bag on Top tube



  • Pearl Izumi Winter Cycling gloves
  • Pearl Izumi “normal” cycling gloves
  • Bike shirt
  • 1 compression shirt
  • Cycling bibs
  • Walz Cycling cap
  • Sugoi Rain jacket
  • Down filled compression coat
  • Toe covers
  • Leg warmers
  • Cycling shoes
  • Pearl Izumi Arm Warmers
  • Icebreaker light weight short sleeve Wool shirt
  • Mountain Hardware Running shorts
  • Xero shoes
  • Catlike helmet
  • Pearl Izumi wool socks
  • Buff
  • Lightweight Xero Shoes


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