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  • Writer's pictureJason Ryser

Must-Have Clothing for Your Bike Relay Race

Updated: May 18, 2022

Bike relay racing might be one of the coolest things you ever experience, but it is essential to make sure you are dressed for the occasion.

With the right gear and clothes, cycling can be one of the best, most exhilarating sports out there. However, if you’re not appropriately dressed for it, your experience will be less than ideal, and if you’re a part of a race, especially a relay race, you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed to the nines. You may have put plenty of thought and effort into mentally and physically preparing for your race, but are you ready in terms of your outfit? Sure, proper cycling clothing and gear are not mandatory, but they certainly make your ride safer, a lot more comfortable, and can vastly improve your performance.

Make your bike relay race a breeze with the ultimate guide of must-have clothing and gear below.

Must-Have Clothing and Gear for Your Bike Relay Race

Cycling Jersey — This moisture-wicking technical fabric is a must-have. A basic cotton shirt won’t work because it will absorb your sweat and will take a while to dry up. A cycling jersey will pull moisture away from your skin and will keep you comfortable. They are also good because they come with rear pockets for your belongings and a high neckline to block the sun.

Base Layer — In addition to your jersey, you should wear a base layer and a jacket (see below). Your base layer will move sweat away from your skin to the jersey and adds additional insulation when it’s cooler. For summer races, you’ll want something in a lighter material that wicks away moisture.

Cycling Jacket — The last piece to your upper body outfit is a cycling jacket made of some variation of synthetic. A good jacket provides insulation, is waterproof, and is breathable. For summer daytime riding, you may want to switch to a vest.

Biking Shorts — Cycling shorts are essential for races. They are exceptionally stretchy and offer additional padding around your seat. They also help reduce friction and wick away sweat. When the temperatures drop, you may want to consider cycling tights.

Helmet — The helmet is the most important piece of your cycling outfit. You should never cycle without one! For maximum protection, make sure the fit is just right.

Cycling Shoes — For easier pedaling and maximum efficiency, you’ll want cycling shoes. There are many styles to choose from, so you’ll want to make your decision based on your needs.

Other Must-Have Cycling Clothing and Gear:

  • Cycling socks

  • Cycling gloves

  • Cycling glasses

  • Headband or cap

  • Cycling warmers

  • Water bottle and a spare

  • Cycling backpack

  • Reflective vest

  • Headlamp

  • Blinking LED tail lights

  • Extra batteries

Sign Up Today for the Saints to Sinners Bike Relay

Now that you’re suited up with all the clothing and gear you need, sign up for the Saints to Sinners Bike Relay race today! It’s not too late to sign up to bike from the scenic mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the desert oasis of Las Vegas Nevada, all for a good cause. We proudly donate all proceeds to the U of U Neurological Center and, since 2009, are fighting the good fight against ALS. There’s room for everyone, so get your family and friends, co-workers, clients, neighbors, and more signed up today for the best time a person can have on two wheels!

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