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If you are coming to the Biketour, what you might find useful (and we think it's essential):
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If you are coming to the Biketour, here are some things that you might find useful (and we think are essential):
  
 
* ... a bike - read more here: [[FAQ#Bikes]]
 
* ... a bike - read more here: [[FAQ#Bikes]]
* A bike helmet (not essential, but on some of the roads pretty useful for your safety)
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* A bike helmet (in Spain helmets outside of towns and cities, when it's not hot and you are not going up hill are mandatory! - see http://www.cyclehelmets.org/1068.html)
* A bike lock
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* A bike lock (and key for it!)
* bikelights, back and front (we try not to cycle in the dark, but if we do - car's will NOT expect you)
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* Bikelights, back and front (we try not to cycle in the dark, but if we do - cars will NOT expect you)
 
* A puncture repair kit, spare tubes and bike pump (just in case)
 
* A puncture repair kit, spare tubes and bike pump (just in case)
 
* A container to keep maps dry
 
* A container to keep maps dry
* Water container, it's gonna be hot so this one is important! (min. 1 liter)
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* Water container, it's gonna be hot so this one is important! (min. 1 litre)
* A tent
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* A tent (it's usually possible to share...let us know if you don't have one)
 
* Sleeping bag & mat
 
* Sleeping bag & mat
* Cycling clothes for all types of weather (but take as little clothes possible) - light colored, synthetic clothes preferred to resist sun and sweat, bright/strong/relflective clothes handy to 'be noticed by motorized traffic)  
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* Cycling clothes for all types of weather (but take as little clothes possible) - light colored, synthetic clothes preferred to resist sun and sweat, bright/strong/reflective clothes handy to 'be noticed' by motorized traffic)  
* Swimming stuff
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* Swimming stuff :-)
 
* Your mobile phone and charger
 
* Your mobile phone and charger
 
* Organic (biodegradable/non-polluting) soap, shampoo and toothpaste
 
* Organic (biodegradable/non-polluting) soap, shampoo and toothpaste
 
* Sun cream, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts
 
* Sun cream, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts
 
* Waterproof jacket
 
* Waterproof jacket
* Medication you (might) need.
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* Medication you (might) need
 
* Plate, cup & cutlery
 
* Plate, cup & cutlery
* A flashlight, ideally a headlight
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* A flashlight/torch, ideally a headlight
* Valid ID like passport  
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* Valid ID like a passport  
* [[Visa]] you might need
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* You might need a[[Visa]]
 
* Money - in 2012, Biketour costs around € 5 per day, and you might want to buy stuff yourself.
 
* Money - in 2012, Biketour costs around € 5 per day, and you might want to buy stuff yourself.
 
* Vegan and/or vegetarian [[Food|recepies]] for one (or two) pot meals on the campfire, some herbs you like
 
* Vegan and/or vegetarian [[Food|recepies]] for one (or two) pot meals on the campfire, some herbs you like

Revision as of 15:27, 7 May 2012

If you are coming to the Biketour, here are some things that you might find useful (and we think are essential):

  • ... a bike - read more here: FAQ#Bikes
  • A bike helmet (in Spain helmets outside of towns and cities, when it's not hot and you are not going up hill are mandatory! - see http://www.cyclehelmets.org/1068.html)
  • A bike lock (and key for it!)
  • Bikelights, back and front (we try not to cycle in the dark, but if we do - cars will NOT expect you)
  • A puncture repair kit, spare tubes and bike pump (just in case)
  • A container to keep maps dry
  • Water container, it's gonna be hot so this one is important! (min. 1 litre)
  • A tent (it's usually possible to share...let us know if you don't have one)
  • Sleeping bag & mat
  • Cycling clothes for all types of weather (but take as little clothes possible) - light colored, synthetic clothes preferred to resist sun and sweat, bright/strong/reflective clothes handy to 'be noticed' by motorized traffic)
  • Swimming stuff :-)
  • Your mobile phone and charger
  • Organic (biodegradable/non-polluting) soap, shampoo and toothpaste
  • Sun cream, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Medication you (might) need
  • Plate, cup & cutlery
  • A flashlight/torch, ideally a headlight
  • Valid ID like a passport
  • You might need aVisa
  • Money - in 2012, Biketour costs around € 5 per day, and you might want to buy stuff yourself.
  • Vegan and/or vegetarian recepies for one (or two) pot meals on the campfire, some herbs you like

what you could bring

'''(please verify with us, so we know who brings what)'''

  • Maps of the region
  • A camera (check already if you can upload to our gallery)
  • A video camera
  • Good chopping knives
  • A book or other reading material that you wish to share with participants (it's nice to share storie and ideas)
  • a small shovel
  • basic medical kit
  • specialized medical equipment in case you have
  • specialized bike tools (if you are p.e. mechanic and you have)
  • a spare phone & charger for BT
  • musical instrument, circus things !
  • USB sticks with movies - especially related to the BT theme (energy, climate change, ...) and with many :) subtitles
  • A small laptop/netbook or any mobile device to feed our twitter, etc.

Don't forget to register, and "maak van thuisblijvers geen spoorzoekers", and tell your folks!!!