Gear Checklist

To ensure that you pack everything you need, we have crafted a gear checklist. If this list looks a little daunting, please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email to discuss further.

What we’d like you to bring

  • Bike riding pants/knicks/shorts (padded is best) x2
  • Bike riding/sports top x2
  • Bike riding/sports socks x2
  • Bike riding jacket/sports jacket/light jumper x1 (or thermal top)
  • Bike riding/sports shoes
  • Beanie
  • Sunhat
  • Casual clothes for evening
    • Pants/shorts x 2
    • Shirts/t-shirts x 2
    • Warm jumper (polar fleece or woollen)
    • Underwear
    • Casual shoes (and/or slippers/house shoes for inside our timber-floored Hub)

Optional extras

  • Mountain bike (if you are bringing your own bike)
  • Mountain bike shoes (if you are bringing your own bike)
  • Mountain bike gloves (if you'd prefer to use your own)
  • Mountain bike helmet (if you'd prefer to use your own)
  • Ride pack (if you'd prefer your own, our Experience Leaders a ride pack for small extras)
  • Bathers

What Blue Derby Pods Ride supplies

  • Mountain bike
  • Mountain bike helmet
  • Mountain bike spray jacket
  • Mountain bike gloves
  • Drink bottle
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Soaps, shampoo and conditioner
  • Books (our Hub has a library)
  • Foam roller
  • Yoga mats
  • Sunscreen

How to pack your bags

Your luggage will be transferred to our accommodation in the heart of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. Please pack your gear in modest bags that can be easily transported. Bring all your gear for Day 1 in a small day bag. Our Experience Leaders can carry a sun hat/extra layer for you in their ride pack if required.

What to wear on Day One

We’ll be travelling 1.25hrs from Launceston to Derby. If comfortable, please be dressed ready to ride, however we do stop at public facilities 15 minutes prior to our first trail, where you’ll be able to change. In this case, please have gear ready to go in your Day 1 bag.