You must have a helmet with a safety rating certified for mountain biking that fits your head snugly but comfortably to ride at practice. The helmet should be free of any dents, cracks, or defects. SWAY recommends replacing helmets every 2 years.
You should also bring:
- Closed-toed athletic shoes or mountain-bike specific shoes
- Clothing appropriate for the weather (warm layers and a rain jacket if necessary, or light breathable clothing for when it gets hot)
- Water bottle
- A healthy snack
- A tube that fits your tire, tire levers, and a mini pump. A quick-link that fits your chain is also a good idea