Check materials Before every tour you should carry out a crosscheck. Are your shifters, brakes, bearings, chain and tires OK? Are your bindings set up correctly? Do I have the right equipment with me? Sun cream, sunglasses, helmet, wind and rain jacket, clothing to suit the weather conditions, etc.
Packing supplies Don't forget food. Bring plenty to drink.
Read the directions how to get there carefully This makes it easier to find the starting point, for one thing, and saves time.
Pack your trusty old map You may need it to find the starting point of a tour or as a backup in case your GPS receiver fails - perhaps in dense forest, a deep canyon or due to some other unforeseeable reason.
Replacement batteries Load all batteries or pack replacement batteries for your GPS device.
Bring a mobile phone In case of an accident you can use the phone to specify GPS coordinates and organize a quick rescue.