La Ruta de Maya, Guatamala tour - ABBREVIATED

Guatemala is a special place. Antigua, a small city in the south where we begin our tour is beautiful with kind and genuine locals and some of the best coffee I've had. Lucky for me, mountain biking is the very best way to experience this...

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Riding rude rock trail Queenstown

Good tastes

We took a leaf out of Sacred rides book and did some Peru training at the location of their 'New Zealand Misty Mountain Hop' tour, Queenstown. Wow, as 'local' kiwis we certainly shouldn't have waited this long to get down there....


Counting down the hours.

July cant come quick enough, will be heading out to Lima in the capable hands of Sacred Rides. To say I am excited is a massive understatement!!!. So far everthing has been a breeze - Nate and the crew have made me feel confident that this WILL be...

The Hype about Plyometrics

Guest post by Steven Moniz, Owner and founder of Monvida Sports   Part 1 of our 3-Part Series on Plyometrics   What is a plyometric exercise, and how does it improve performance?    The definition of a plyometric...


Sacred Rides' Top 10 MTB Gear List

Our guides log in a helluva lot of miles on their bikes – usually well over 2,500 miles during their respective riding seasons. And with all that riding comes a certain level of expertise in the realm of mountain bike gear – what works...

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Ode to the Post-Ride Beer

One man’s profession of love for the humble Post-Ride Beer   Oh, Post-Ride Beer   You endure the bumps and tumble of singletrack When carried in the depths of my Camelback But I love you...


On Your Own or With a Guide: The Pros and Cons

The age-old question: should I do it on my own, with all the freedom and all the research and work that entails, or sacrifice some of that freedom for the fun of being in a group and relief of having all the details taken care of by someone else?...

How to make your adventures dreams come true: a few practical suggestions from Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures.

9 Tips for Making Your Adventure Dreams Come True

I know making your 'bucket list' dreams come true isn't easy. Life - and bills, and work, and all kinds of other things - keeps getting in the way of our best-laid plans. But if we let life keep getting in the way of our dreams, we...

Meet the Sacred Rides Team

Our guides are a breed of their own: part coaches, motivational speakers, story tellers, first aiders, mechanics, group facilitators and local knowledge gurus – they have an admirable set of people skills, a meticulous sense of organization...

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10 (More) Things Every Mountain Biker Should Do Before They Die

My friend Tom Malecha (Filme Von Draussen on Vimeo, and editor of our Why We Ride and Life is Better on a Mountain Bike videos) released an amazing video yesterday, entitled '10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done'. It's a...