Rides by Level
Rides listed below are in categories based on a general riding level required on the trip. Most trips can be adjusted to be more difficult or easier, especially when booking as a Private Trip. Some trips may appear in more than one category as the destination might have elements of several levels. We always strive to pair riders on trips that are of similar riding level and riding expectations to help ensure a positive experience for all. Also note that riders will most probably encounter sections that are more difficult (or easier) than what’s described below, this is a general account. Riders’ fitness levels must allow them to ride four to six days in a row for four to six hours per day. As we suggest on all of our trips, the fitter you are, the more fun that you’ll have!
Have been mountain biking consistently for two or more years, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with rocks or roots, etc. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Rides one or more times per week during riding season and is comfortable at a moderate sustained pace. Knows when to walk a section that might be too difficult. Would embrace more riding time to train and consider taking a lesson or enrolling in a skills camp to help prepare for the trip.
Have been mountain biking for three or more years, confident riding all types of singletrack, able to ride small drops and jumps and descend technical steep sections including loose rock and uneven roots as well ride at a reasonable pace for several hours over multiple days. Can ride confidently with some exposure. You know when to walk a section that might be too difficult.
Have been mountain biking consistently for five years or more. Rides several times per week during the season, can ride very technical trails comfortably including steeps, jumps, drops and narrow or elevated trail sections. Can ride confidently on all types of terrain including sections with exposure. Falls rarely. You know when to walk a section that might be too difficult.
Have been a riding for over a decade and can handle most any type of terrain and typically does a few trips per year. Falls rarely. You know when to walk a section that might be too difficult.