BIG, EPIC, SWEEPING VISTAS AND SCENERY LIKE NOWHERE ELSE ON THE PLANET WITH SOME OF THE MOST JAW-DROPPING MOUNTAIN BIKING ANYWHERE ON EARTH.

Not as well-known (or as crowd­ed) as its famous cousin, Moab, to the East, the St. George and Hur­ri­cane areas nonethe­less offer up epic moun­tain bik­ing on the same scale, with a pletho­ra of big descents from moun­tain­tops down to spec­tac­u­lar val­leys. This trip boasts tons of moun­tain bik­ing adven­ture, rid­ing the best selec­tion of inter­me­di­ate-lev­el trails the area offers. How do we make it bet­ter? Las Vegas! To make your full expe­ri­ence as seam­less as pos­si­ble, we are pick­ing you up in Las Vegas and using this as a great excuse to ride a few trails in this rapid­ly expand­ing moun­tain bike for­ward region. While Vegas is most known for the strip, what sur­rounds the busy city are stag­ger­ing moun­tains in every direc­tion. What makes it eas­i­er? We will have bikes ready at no fee. Real­ly nice bikes!

Is This Ride For You?

You’re an inter­me­di­ate lev­el rid­er with enough expe­ri­ence to know your favorite trail types to hit at home, you can han­dle rocky ter­rain and nar­row sin­gle­track. You are look­ing to expand your bike han­dling skills through thought­ful and per­son­al coach­ing. You’re com­fort­able and con­fi­dent rid­ing a blend of trail rang­ing from cross coun­try and all-moun­tain trails (think long and some­times steep climbs paired with fun and semi-tech­ni­cal descents) and will­ing to give down­hill a try. Rid­ing mul­ti­ple days in a row, 3–5 hours per day is no big­gie to you. You are adven­tur­ous enough to ride near the cliff edges of mesas (from a safe dis­tance). You need a des­ti­na­tion you can get in and out or with ease and want to have every detail han­dled for you. You live for long days on the bike with adven­ture-mind­ed friends, reward­ed by the com­forts of a post-ride beer cool­er, great meals, and com­fort­able lodging.

Itinerary

DAY 1. Viva Las Vegas!

Las Vegas! We aren’t here to elope, see Elvis or win big (feel free to stick around after the week of rid­ing). While Vegas is rarely con­sid­ered for a moun­tain bike trip, turns out there are some great trails we can’t skip. After we do our ear­ly pick­ups, we will head to the bike shop and fit you on one of our rentals or build your bike if you fly with it.

We will review the safe­ty plan for the week and get to rid­ing. Day one will be a warmup on the Bears Best trail net­work. We will review bike han­dling and fun­da­men­tals. Your guides are cer­ti­fied instruc­tors and we encour­age you to take advan­tage of their expertise.

Lodg­ing will be out of down­town and in the much qui­eter Hen­der­son neigh­bor­hood at the com­fort­able West­in Lake Resort. At din­ner, we will review the week of fun ahead.

DAY 2.  Let’s go to St. George

Grab your break­fast, hop in the van, and head to Utah! First up in St. George, Green Val­ley.  This trail sys­tem offers some­thing for every­one.  Sit­u­at­ed just to the east of town, we will start with a climb around the perime­ter of the area and pick a com­bo of trails based around how tech­ni­cal you want your ride. Lunch will be at the trail­head between laps.

When the rid­ing is done, we will coast down­hill through the beau­ti­ful town of St. George to our lodg­ing for the next 4 nights. After you refresh, we will head out for dinner!

DAY 3. Big Day of Adven­ture! Holy Gua­camole and Zion

Rise and shine. This morn­ing we’ll ride the spec­tac­u­lar Gua­camole trail: a super fun mix of undu­lat­ing open-rock rid­ing plus sin­gle­track through juniper and brush. Enjoy a big morn­ing of epic trails with amaz­ing views of Zion Nation­al Park. For lunch, we will set you free in Spring­dale, the gate­way to Zion.

After lunch, you will have lots of options for the after­noon. You may choose to browse this won­der­ful small town for gifts hike the thrilling Angels Land­ing or rent some sticky boots and walk up the riv­er in the Narrows.

Din­ner will be at one of our all-time favorite Mex­i­can restau­rants before we return to our lodging.

DAY 4. Ride the Epic Goose­ber­ry Mesa!

After break­fast at the hotel, we’ll hit the road and head to the world-class trail net­work of Goose­ber­ry Mesa.  We’ll spend the day rid­ing trails in the area with fun tech­ni­cal climbs, epic slick­rock descents, and views that will leave you want­i­ng more.

We’ll have a pic­nic lunch at the trail­head then head down the road to ride one of south­ern Utah’s flowiest trails, JEM. Con­sid­ered by BIKE Mag­a­zine to be a trail with some of the best flow in the U.S. JEM is just that… a gem!

We’ll head back to the hotel for a lit­tle R & R. Din­ner is on your own tonight. Lots to choose from and we will give you great suggestions.

Day 5. The Red Cliffs

For our last day in St. George, we will either ride some­thing off the sched­ule (so much to choose from!) or keep it local and hit 2 net­works to the north of town, Red Cliff and Snow Canyon. These rides will frame in this epic moun­tain biker’s destination. 

The after­noon will fin­ish with a great din­ner and the nev­er-end­ing debate of the best trail sys­tem of the St. George area.

Day 6. This ride is going Downhill

Pack it up and back toward Las Vegas! We will be rid­ing the infa­mous Boot­leg Canyon. For our last hur­rah we are swap­ping out bikes for sick, full car­bon, DH sleds and run­ning shut­tled laps. 

If you have nev­er been on a full down­hill bike, this will be a new and excit­ing expe­ri­ence. If you have, you already know it’s a fun way to end a trip. Our shut­tle rig will turn laps so you don’t have to wor­ry about climb­ing the big bikes. On the DH, there are many lines to choose from with some­thing for every­one (who have just fin­ished shred­ding St. George for the past week). 

When your arms are tired and you have had enough, we will open the beer cool­er with Lake Mead in the back­ground and give our last cheers for the trip. 

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Dates chosen: Oct. 18, 2020—Oct. 23, 2020
Skill Rating: Blue Square
Fitness Rating: Blue Square
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Skill Levels
Green Circle

Typically, green Rides are safe for beginners. Green Rides may have both avoidable and unavoidable obstacles. Trails are generally low grade, wide, consistent surface texture and have minimal features. You are likely to come across unavoidable obstacles 2-inches or shorter, which is small enough for mountain bike tires to simply roll over. More challenging than tarmac, but in general, a wonderful Ride for those riders new to mountain biking or looking for a casual experience.

Blue Square

In general, Blue trails are narrower than green trails, encounter unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks, and drops that are up to 8-inches tall. You will want to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of mountain biking including body positions, powerful braking, cornering, riding on varied terrain, steep sections and experience riding trails that requires line choice. Airtime is not mandatory, but you will find yourself on trails with alternate lines giving you the option.

Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Rides are  suitable for riders looking for that edge. Maybe it’s the edge of a drop, the edge of a cliff, or singletrack requiring focus and fast reactions developed from extensive experience riding “the edge”. You will find yourself on steep trails of varied surfaces. In the Pacific North West that could be slick roots and loam, in Nepal you will find exposed granite in the Mustang Valley and in Guatemala it maybe narrow stairways through cliffside villages. While airtime is rarely required, the ability to find the backside or clean a tabletop should be comfortable or in a state of progress. Obstacles on Black rides are likely to be outside the range of your bikes ability to cover your goofs with its awesome suspension and grip.

Double Black Diamond

A Double Black ride is for those that already know they are looking for a Double Black. It’s going to be very hard and require advanced bike handling skills. You will find yourself on trails with sections most non-riders would look at and say, “that’s totally nuts!”. You will know how to look at a line and contemplate where it will work and where it won’t. Drops of a couple feet should be comfortable and getting your bike off the ground should feel predictable and fun.

Fitness Levels
Green Circle

You should be ready to spend 2-4 hours per day on the bike. Mileage may be up to 30km/20 miles and elevation gain will be under 500m/1500feet. On e-MTB tours, numbers will be higher, however the approximate effort would be considered similar to a standard Green Circle ride. If you get on your bike once a week, you will be just fine. However, when preparing for a Ride, you will benefit from more rides and time in the saddle.

Blue Square

Blue should be considered a good deal more effort than our Green Rides.  You should be able to handle 3 to 5 hours in the saddle covering up to 45km/30miles and be able to pull off a big day of 1000m/3000feet of elevation gain. Managing fuel is important as well.  You should have a good understanding how your body responds to multiple days on the bike. We will help with positive coaching, a manageable pace and plenty of trailside snacks.

Black Diamond

A Black Fitness ride will test you. Aside from needing to be able to manage up to 6 hours on the bike, day after day, including distance up to 50km/30miles and elevation gains up to 1750m/5000feet of climbing, you will be adding extra challenges along the route like periods of hike-a-bike and the extra effort required by the whole body to safely dance with your bike over technical terrain. Generally, riders who are up for a Black Fitness ride, likely spend time on the bike a couple times each week.

Double Black Diamond

A Double Black will be for those with the strength and endurance to get to the top of anything they want and understand the term “turning the screw”. Distance could be quite high on some routes and elevation gain numbers could hit 2000m/6000 feet+ in a day. You are likely riding multiple days a week during the dry periods and have a trainer or belong to a gym for the rest of the year.