View the Equipment Package List
Most of the camping and biking equipment that you will need for your trip is already included in the TOTAL TRIP COST for your trip and is either yours to keep after your trip or is a rental package that is returned to SHP at the end of the trip (the specific trip descriptions list details). BICYCLES ARE NOT INCLUDED - you can bring your own bike or rent/purchase a bike through SHP.
If you now have a 10-24 speed bike and have questions about its suitability for a trip, call SHP. IF YOU PLAN TO BUY A NEW BIKE FOR THE TRIP, ASK US FOR OUR "BIKE BUYING GUIDE" BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR BIKE.
Specific information about getting your bike to SHP's headquarters is sent after you apply. Daily SHP busses from Boston, Hartford, and the New York area will carry you and your bike to Conway, and SHP-provided transportation will carry you and your bike back to one of those areas after the trip. All major airlines carry bikes as baggage on your plane at costs ranging from $100 to $125.
BIKE RENTAL OR PURCHASE
Rental rates vary from $75 to $150 depending upon the length of the trip. Bike rental is not available for trips over 6 weeks (bike purchase is). Forms for renting/purchasing a bike are available upon request.
EQUIPMENT PACKAGE PROVIDED BY SHP
To minimize the frustrations and dangers resulting from using unsafe, shoddy and inappropriate equipment and the frustrations of shopping for equipment about which little is known, and to guarantee a high level of equipment quality on trips, SHP INCLUDES IN THE TOTAL TRIP COST an equipment package of excellent quality either to keep or as a returnable used rental package (trip descriptions indicate if that trip is one where you keep the equipment or rent it).
The equipment is provided to trippers at a saving over normal retail costs. If you were to buy the items on your own, you would often have to pay substantially more. Your panniers and handlebar bag will be top-of-the-line Arkel bags in high visibility colors.
If you are on a trip where you purchase and keep the equipment package, your panniers, handlebar bag and belt pouch will be mailed to you before your trip.
If your trip calls for a rental (used) equipment package, all of the equipment will be given to you when you arrive in Conway (you would need to bring your clothing in a duffel bag). NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON A TRIP WITH RENTAL EQUIPMENT, YOU STILL HAVE THE OPTION OF BUYING AND KEEPING A NEW EQUIPMENT PACKAGE.
REDUCING YOUR TRIP COST WITH EQUIPMENT CREDITS
YOU MUST PROVIDE
RAINGEAR, T SHIRTS, AND OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
GROUP EQUIPMENT WHICH IS RETURNED TO SHP