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.

Pedaling along beautiful dirt roads and singletrack above the reservoirs of Boulder provide a ride and views that you won't believe - one of the most popular rides in Boulder!

We'll start pedaling along the foothills with a gentle warmup among the wildlife that is so true to Boulder. Dropping down and over to the trails, circling around several  different reservoirs of Boulder, we  have the option to stay on fireroads, or jump on the oh-so-swoopy singletrack that parallels the route.  A couple of short steep climbs are an option if you're feeling spunky!  We can even stop for a dip at the beach - Boulder Reservoir has one of the largest sand beaches in Colorado!  There's even some cool modern art on the ride.  We depart from and ride in beautiful Boulder, CO. 

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

This is a great ride for beginners and experts alike. We can stay on doubletrack and enjoy the amazing Colorado Rocky Mountain views, or we can speed things up, hit the singletrack, and extend the ride to include some rockier terrain and bigger climbs. You are comfortable riding dirt roads and relatively easy singletrack for up to 2 hours minimum. In town for the day and don’t have time to find the best routes? Want to sneak away from your business trip for a half day ride? Or want to take the whole family on a fantastic bike outing? We leave from a central Boulder meeting point, at a trail head or we can come to your hotel with bikes and gear. We’ll quickly get you on a ride to match your interest & skill level… and we make it fun!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    2/9

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $150 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    2/9

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    May - SeptemberSEE 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.
• Start the day at 10am with a warm welcome! We’ll set up your bikes, stretch, lube chains, inflate (or deflate) tires, pack snacks, water and gear and chat about the day ahead before getting the legs spinning, Then follow your experienced and knowledgeable guide on a ride to remember!
• We’ll pedal out to the trailhead along the beautiful foothills of Boulder, heading towards the mesa for a nice easy warmup on mellow fireroads. We come upon our first little reservoir where adorable cows will greet us! A trip around this and the larger Boulder Reservoir provides amazing views of both the flatirons in the distance, and the foothills surrounding Boulder. After a stop for a trailsnack (bring your bathing suit if you want to take a dip in the water at the Reservoir beach!), we can head out to the singletrack section of this ride, and even head over to a steep (but non-technical) climb for a good workout if you’re feeling spunky!
• We’ll finish the ride with a huge smile, and head back to town lunch, microbrews and other drinks, and an Italian coffee and gelato at our favorite local Italian coffee shop!
• The trailhead for this ride is a short bike ride from downtown Boulder, or a 45-minute drive from downtown Denver – give us a call/email and we will coordinate with you!
  • 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 packed lunch with fresh, local and organic ingredients
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead, if needed
  • Post-ride cold, locally crafted beers & refreshments
  • *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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Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!
Amazing views on our Reservoirs Ride!

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 15-40km depending on your desired route in km From 100-350 meters depending on your desired route in m 1737 m
Totals 1737 m
RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride Add-ons
ADD-ON PRICE
1 night lodging in bunk hostel$70.00
1 night lodging in standard room$200.00
1-Hour Massage$140.00
High-end Mountain Bike Rental$125.00
1 hour Yoga Class$25.00
1 night lodging in luxury room$375.00
1 hour stand up paddle board$25.00
Denver transport$40.00


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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1 Day(s) 9:00am 1:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Limited
Friday, May 18, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Limited
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Limited
Thursday, August 16, 2018 1 Day(s) 10:00am 4:00pm 150.00 USD Book Now! Limited
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