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Iditarod Trail Invitational Gear List- THE BIKE GEAR


I recently completed the Iditarod Trail Invitational (350 miles of self-supported riding through Alaska's harsh winter). One of my core values is "Risk = Reward." This was a massive risk and ultimately one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. With thorough, calculated preparation, (and some help from my special recipe of my Alaskan Schweddy PB Balls) I came out as the first female finisher.


The gear I used was a massive attribution to my success. I am writing this to share with you the gear that gave me the confidence and performance to roll through the finish after 4 days and nights of grueling cycling and mental depletion. 





1. ENVE Composites M685 Wheelset:

This wheel set is no joke. Featuring a 28-hole count, this 100% unidirectional carbon fiber wheel is optimized to create a structure that achieves the desired impact resistance, stiffness, and compliance.

 Learn more HERE


2. Revelate Designs Egress™ Pocket:

Built with the distance traveler in mind, this waterproof, seam-welded roll top handlebar bag will keep the things you want close-at-hand dry and within reach.

Learn more HERE


3. Revelate Designs Expedition Pogies:

Keep your hands toasty with the warmest pogies on the market!

Learn more HERE


4. Revelate Designs Frame Bag:

Reinforced Dyneema® composite material provides unmatched strength while reducing weight for your adventure.

Learn more HERE


5. Sea to Summit Spark™ Sleeping Bag, Ultra-Sil Compression Sack, and Sleeping Mat:

Sea to Summit develops amazingly light gear that keeps you warm and comfy on your big expeditions and adventures.

Learn more about the Sprak™ Sleeping Bag HERE

Learn more about the Ultra-Sil® Compression Sack HERE

Learn more about the Comfort Plus Sleeping Mat HERE


6. Revelate Designs Nano Panniers:

Revelate Designs knows exactly how to get the most storage on two wheel. Rack bags provide not only extra storage, but also help to level out weight balance on a loaded bike.

Learn more HERE


7. Crankbrothers Mallet E Pedals:

Get the most out of your strokes with Crankbrothers, known and renowned for their pedals

Learn more here HERE


Now that your gear is tuned to perfection, take a look at some recipes I used for ultimate energy and fuel while out in the Alaskan wilderness- Rebecca's Alaskan Schweddy PB Balls.

On a final note, this short list of gear would not get me through the Iditarod Trail Invitational. I will be releasing more gear lists and tips in the future. Stay tuned! 


Learn more about my Iditarod Trail 350 race through my post leading in to the ride as well as my gear series here.


Want to #JoinTheRusch for your own adventure?  My team of riding, coaching, and nutrition experts and I have planned ways for riders and adventurers of all levels to stretch your limits, challenge yourself, and see parts of the world that will amaze and inspire you.  Be part of the Rusch Academy 4 days of gravel riding at the #GravelLessTraveled Camp, celebrate in my hometown with a Labor Day Weekend ride of 20, 62.5, or 100 miles at Rebecca's Private Idaho, or travel with this fall to experience the epic trails, impactful history, and beautiful people of Laos on mountain bike on the MTB-LAO4 trip.





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