Expe­ri­ence the South­west in the com­pa­ny of like-mind­ed adven­tur­ers and wel­com­ing instruc­tors while enjoy­ing a heavy dose of well-deserved vaca­tion! Spend a week in a scenic moun­tain bik­er’s par­adise with a focus on mov­ing your rid­ing to the next lev­el. Women-only dates are, you guessed it, guid­ed by and for women (cis, trans, and non-binary).

Expe­ri­ence the breath­tak­ing beau­ty of south­west­ern Utah, one of the world’s best moun­tain bike des­ti­na­tions, on this 5‑day moun­tain bike get­away with some of North Amer­i­ca’s best instruc­tors. This Ride fea­tures a com­bi­na­tion of on-trail skill-build­ing and miles of fun rid­ing on world-famous singletrack.

From the sur­re­al desert sur­round­ing stretch­ing from the Spring Moun­tains fram­ing Las Vegas to the West to the South­west Col­orado Plateau, this itin­er­ary includes some of the most spec­tac­u­lar and unique geog­ra­phy on the plan­et. It also hap­pens to be home to some of the best moun­tain bik­ing any­where — a per­fect train­ing ground for this 5‑day trip!

Is This Ride For You?

Maybe you have recent­ly start­ed moun­tain bik­ing and have the bug or have been rid­ing for a while but keep it on the tamer side of sin­gle­track. You already have the basics of rid­ing, but you haven’t found the groove or devel­oped the con­fi­dence to take it to the next lev­el. You might be a rid­er that has been rid­ing a moun­tain bike for years but have nev­er worked with instruc­tors to dial in your tech­nique and set you up for pre­dictable, repeat­able tech­ni­cal fea­tures on a trail. You are a rid­er look­ing to learn and grow. You want to spend your time in the com­pa­ny of like­mind­ed explores. You want to take pho­tos, iden­ti­fy wildlife or have a curios­i­ty about the pletho­ra of flow­ers, shrubs, trees and cac­ti. You want a great bike wait­ing ready for you or some­one to build and tune the one you arrived with. You want to know if some­thing goes wrong with your bike, your guides are ready to fix it on trail and are hap­py to use it as a learn­ing expe­ri­ence. You love to eat great food, sleep in a com­fort­able bed. You appre­ci­ate being on vaca­tion and hav­ing the details sort­ed out. You deserve a week of wor­ry-free moun­tain bik­ing in a beau­ti­ful and diverse paradise.

Itinerary

DAY 1. Viva Las Vegas!

Every­one knows Las Vegas for “The Strip”, Elvis imper­son­ators, extrav­a­gant shows, bizarre archi­tec­ture, and seedy sub­cul­tures. But it is also cen­tral to stag­ger­ing moun­tain ranges in every direc­tion, each host­ing beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al dis­plays of geol­o­gy, flo­ra, and fauna.

On day 1 we will pick you up ear­ly and shut­tle to our set­up where we will build bikes for those that trav­eled with their own and fit for those using one of our sup­plied rentals (no extra fee!).


Every day will have engag­ing instruc­tion through­out the rides, cus­tom-tai­lored to indi­vid­ual skillsets. The first ride will begin with basics like ride posi­tion, brak­ing, and cor­ner­ing tech­nique and a glos­sary of terms we will use through­out the week.


Then we’ll ride! Your guides will pick out one of many trail net­works best suit­ed for the group and have a mel­low-paced intro ride giv­ing enough time and space to prac­tice the basics while expe­ri­enc­ing this unique landscape.

We will have lunch in Blue Dia­mond and then we will have a scenic 2‑hour dri­ve across a small sliv­er of Ari­zona before arriv­ing to our beau­ti­ful bou­tique accom­mo­da­tions in St. George.

Din­ner will be at the Red Fort Cui­sine Of India, serv­ing clas­sic Indi­an fare.


Time on Trail: approx. 2–3 hours

DAY 2.  Explore St. George

Wake up to a beau­ti­ful sun­rise on your own pri­vate bal­cony over­look­ing the town of St. George, dust­ed with a back­drop of the Pine Val­ley Moun­tains and the vibrant red rock of Snow Canyon State Park.
We will head direct­ly to the trail­head for the Green Val­ley trails where we will dis­cuss the game plan for the ride, and review the skills learned from the day before.


The ride in the Green Val­ley is an open land­scape with dry, sandy soil and a great playlist of trails at our dis­pos­al for the day. Lunch will be at a pop­u­lar café downtown.

After lunch, we will head over to the small town of Wash­ing­ton, Utah and explore the Church Rocks and Dino Cliff trails. 

Din­ner will be at the upscale-casu­al Cliff­side Restau­rant that offers New Amer­i­can fare.

Time on trail: approx. 4–5 hours

DAY 3. Deep into Zion Nation­al Park

After a hearty made to order break­fast, we will jump in the van for a scenic hour dri­ve to the quaint town of Spring­dale, where the streets are lit­tered with art gal­leries, cof­fee shops, out­door stores, and restaurants. 

In Zion Nation­al Park you will have options of sev­er­al hikes. Our favorites are Angel’s Land­ing and The Nar­rows. We will be pack­ing our lunch­es to go for this day. If you are look­ing for more of a relax­ing day you are wel­come to explore more of Spring­dale or walk around the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. We will gath­er back up for an amaz­ing din­ner in Spring­dale before shut­tling back to our cozy beds. 

Din­ner will be at the Bit & Spur Restau­rant and Saloon, this place has been around since 1981 and for good rea­sons. It has a robust selec­tion of craft beers and tasty mar­gar­i­tas and serves up unique Mex­i­can and South­west dishes. 

DAY 4. Time to Put it all Together

We’ve made it to day 4 and have been rid­ing a ton and build­ing on your tool­box of skills. For the last day before head­ing back to Neva­da, we are head­ed to Wire Mesa in the morn­ing and then Goose­ber­ry Mesa after lunch. This will like­ly be the most chal­leng­ing ride we wran­gle in the area, but the rewards are matched to the effort.

Wire Mesa will be a good morn­ing warm-up with a mix of fast and flowy, a few tech­ni­cal sec­tions, and unfor­get­table views. Lunch will be at the van. 

Goose­ber­ry is a total clas­sic trail. You can­not come to the St. George area and miss this epic net­work of trails.

From the trail­head, we will start with tame dou­ble track before get­ting to the rim of the mesa where we will leave the tame behind and ride the tech and feel some of the expo­sure the region is known for. We will work in small groups to sup­port the added chal­lenge and cheer on our co-rid­ers as we nav­i­gate Gooseberry.

The views from the ride will stop you in your tracks so we rec­om­mend keep­ing your cam­era close at hand.

Time on trail: approx. 4–6 hours

Day 5. Jem Trails on Hur­ri­cane Cliffs

Eat a big break­fast before a very short shut­tle to the trails. Our cen­ter­piece for the day will be the well-known Jem Trail. This flowy mas­ter­piece of a trail is a ton of fun. It’s a real Jem (sor­ry, we couldn’t resist).

While soak­ing in the stun­ning views of the sur­round­ing mesas and breath­ing the sweet air filled with the fra­grance of the mesquite and junipers, we will use the flowy nature of Jem to focus on cor­ner­ing techniques.

You will most like­ly be beg­ging for a sec­ond lap. No prob­lem! We’ll be right there with you!

Lunch will be in the town of Hur­ri­cane. We will then head back to Las Vegas to say our goodbyes.

Time on trail: approx. 2–3 hours

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Book Viva Southwest—Women (Cis, Trans, and Non-binary) Only Now

Dates chosen: Apr. 11, 2022—Apr. 15, 2022
Skill Rating: Green Circle
Fitness Rating: Blue Square