Wear whatever feels appropriate for the weather and the exertion level you plan. Comfortable footwear is essential if you are going out on foot.
Everyone should bring the following:
You may wish to bring the following:
Street Scramble Safety
The only significant hazard in Street Scramble events is vehicular traffic. This is a serious concern if you are trying to be competitive. It is extremely easy to run into the street with your nose in your map, or while trying to send a text. Look before you leap!!
Cyclists, be extra cautious. You will be tempted to take chances. To minimize the distraction of map reading, we suggest affixing your map to your handlebars, or acquiring a bike map holder. Avoid making navigational decisions while moving. Instead, stop and plan as much of your coming route as you can keep in memory, then ride without consulting the map. If riding as a team, occupy a full lane of traffic rather than riding single file down the road. This is your legal right, and it will enable you to more easily communicate with your teammates. It will also reduce the danger of being sideswiped or doored.
Cyclists, remember that our rules stipulate you follow all traffic rules at all times. This includes riding in the direction of traffic, signaling turns, and stopping at stop signs and red lights.
Orange mesh safety vests with the Street Scramble logo are provided on loan for all Street Scramble events. They are lightweight and breathable. All participants, especially those who are competitive, are strongly encouraged to wear one (or bring a vest of their own).
If you are running or biking hard, remember to stay hydrated. You may wish to carry water with you, especially if you're going out for 3 hours.