Don’t forget that Bear Bells are required for racing.
Bear Bells are more like “awareness bells” that alert wildlife, or other racers that you are approaching. These are mandatory for all racers, but we also suggest using them whenever you are riding on the local single-track trails where traffic is coming from either direction. Hearing an approaching biker can help to reduce collisions.
Bear Bells must be attached to you or your bike and stay on for the entire race.