Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Let us take you on a ride where the miles slip by like the time passed on these lands settled by farmers, ranchers and miners. The dusty, pebbly roads with no paint and few signs call you, the adventurer, to explore: to make an ordinary ride an adventure. Gravel roads are less trafficked and more scenic than paved roads, which makes them a great change of pace if you’re used to pavement.

Gravel riding is one of the fastest-growing styles of cycling, and for good reason: it takes riders off-road, but not too far. Gravel riding, aka gravel grinding or adventure riding, is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, consisting mostly of riding over unpaved dirt or gravel roads. Getting out away from the traffic of road riding allows incredibly scenic rides, especially on the gravel roads in and around Boulder, Colorado! We'll put you on a "gravel bike" - essentially a road bike with larger knobby tires and disk brakes.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

For the mountain biker looking for a change of pace, or for the roadie not always comfortable with mountain biking, or for ANYONE wanting to find roads less traveled. No technical skills required except a sense of adventure!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    All

    All Levels

    This level is for our skills camps that are suitable for all levels of Riders, from beginner to advanced.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

    All Levels

    This level is for our skills camps that are suitable for all levels of Riders, from beginner to advanced.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $150 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    All

    All Levels

    This level is for our Fitness camps that are suitable for all levels of Riders, from beginner to advanced.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

    All Levels

    This level is for our Fitness camps that are suitable for all levels of Riders, from beginner to advanced.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    May - OctoberSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.
  • Professional local guide fully certified in MTB Guiding and Wilderness First Aid/CPR, and passionate about giving you the most scenic, epic ride with great local culture. Our goal is a bike adventure that you’ll remember for years to come
  • Custom-designed rides that complement your skills, fitness, and desired duration
  • Pre-ride bike and trail overview, and on-trail riding tips
  • Delicious local trail snacks and a gourmet lunch with cooler full of local CO microbrew craft beers
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead, if needed
  • *See Add-Ons to include a quality mountain bike rental, lodging, massage, brewery tours, yoga, and more!
  • Once you submit your form, we'll get back to you with ideas, questions, options and logistical insights to begin planning a perfect adventure

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Lauren Costantini
As a former Pro mountain bike and cyclocross racer, I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and love of the Majestic Rocky Mountains and incredible trails around Boulder, Colorado! I love riding 2 wheels of any style: cross country, downhill, all-...
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Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 From 2-4 depending on your desired route in hours From 12-30km depending on your desired route in km From 100-800 depending on your desired route in m 1737 m
Totals 1737 m


Below you will find the start and end dates as well as pickup locations for departures of this Ride. To book a spot on this Ride, click on the 'Book Now' link to book your spot.

This Getaways destination is not accepting bookings just yet. Please send a message via the Contact Us form if you would like to be notified when Rides are ready for booking.

Dates Duration Starting Point Starting Time Ending Point End Time Price Currency Booking Availability
Friday, September 28, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, September 30, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Monday, October 1, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Friday, October 5, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, October 6, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, October 7, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Monday, October 8, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Friday, October 12, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, October 13, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, October 14, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Monday, October 15, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Friday, October 19, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, October 20, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Monday, October 22, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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