Bethany Beach to Pittsburgh Bike – Gear List

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Bike

Surly Troll ready to be loaded
The Troll ready to be loaded

Cargo bags

  • Ortlieb Back Roller Classic (2)
  • Ortlieb Front Roller City (2)
  • Revelate Salty Roll
  • Revelate Terrapin Drybag 14L
  • Medium Saddle Bag from LBS
  • Osprey Atmost 65L (carried for backpacking in California)

Bike Gear

  • OnGuard U-lock and cable
  • 8″ adjustable wrench
  • Chain Lube
  • Chain Degreaser
  • Park Tool GearClean Brush
  • Crank Brothers multitool 19 (awesome)
  • Spare tubes (2)
  • Tire Boot (Park Tool TB-2)
  • Tire Levers (2)
  • Lezyne Alloy Drive pump
  • Chamois Butt’r

Other Gear (the main stuff)

“Gear Pile” before packing
  • Tent: Kelty Salida 2
  • Sleeping Bag: Kelty Cosmic Down 21F
  • Sleeping Pad: Thermarest ProLite Plus
  • Tarp: MSR Thru Hiker 100 Wing
  • Cooking: MSR PocketRocket Deluxe w/stove kit
  • Seattle Sports collapsible bucket
  • Leatherman multi-tool
  • knife
  • lighters (2)
  • Sawyer Squeeze water filter
  • Clothes: socks (3), shorts (1), bike shorts (2), bike jerseys (2), T-shirts (3), smartwool base layers, wind-breaker jacket, rain jacket
  • Gloves: fingerless and long-finger
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Duct tape
  • Food (~10 lbs)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper/wet wipes
  • First Aid Kit
The consequence of overloading…stuff sliding off – this was the final straw that caused me to quit riding outside of Pittsburgh


A lot of this gear was not needed or used. Although the trip was cut short, I can say that I carried too much food, and did not need many of the items listed including the leatherman, tarp, or water filter. I could have gone with one less set of clothes as well.