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Mountain Biking

Trip Colorado Women's Intro to MTB
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Learn the fundamentals of mountain biking to make you a safer and competent rider.

This course will focus on fundamental mountain biking skills and is designed for riders with little or no mountain biking experience, or those who have riding experience and would like to become better technical riders. In this course, the rider's current riding level will be assessed and instructors will teach skills that they deem important to elevating each participant’s riding ability. 
 
The skills taught in this course are designed to make each rider safer and more efficient on the trail in order to make mountain biking a more fun experience. This is a full-day course and will include basic skills practice as well as on-trail skills application. The day will be completed with a short tour of trails in the Summit County trail system where students can practice their newly learned skills.

This trip is welcome to anyone who identifies as female as well as non-binary folks.
 
What you’ll learn:
 
•    Pre-ride bike inspection
•    Mountain biking trail etiquette
•    Body position
•    Braking
•    Shifting
•    Foot position
•    Bike/body separation
•    Climbing technique
•    Basic cornering

Note: Group departure options below. Private trips are also available for your group of 5 or more (see FAQ).


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Itinerary
Itinerary
Note: Choice of location and itin­er­ary are sub­ject to change due to weath­er, unsafe route con­di­tions, or oth­er rea­sons beyond our con­trol and in the guide’s best judgment.
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    Day number 1
    We will spend the day in field instruction where we turn the backcountry into an experiential classroom where you will learn and hone your mountain bike riding skills:
    • 8AM - Meet at the CAG office or a convenient rendezvous point, gear up and head to the field.
    • 8AM-12PM - We will spend the morning getting acquainted with our bikes an working on bike skill and drills, including pre-ride bike inspection, mountain biking trail etiquette, body position, braking, shifting, foot position, bike/body separation, climbing technique and basic cornering
    • 12PM-1PM – Tasty trailside lunch from our friends at Blue Moon Café
    • 1PM to 4PM - We will spend the afternoon riding on one of Summit County locals' favorite trails where you will working on our morning skill set and honing your mountain bike riding skills.
Trip Package Includes
 
  • CAG professional mountain bike guide (5:1 maximum guide to student ratio) 
  • Transportation from designated meeting place to the trailhead 
  • Tasty trailside lunch
  • Lodging partner discounts
  • EOD beer
  • 15% off service and/or rental at evo Denver store
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Trip Package Does Not Include
 
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Lodging (partner discount available)
  • Clothing and gear (see recommended gear under Trip Planning)
  • Mountain bike (rentals available from evo and others)
  • Guide gra­tu­ity
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

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Area Information

Summit County and Beyond


Colorado Adventure Guides is permitted to operate in a variety of terrain from Summit County to several adjacent counties, which allows us to access a variety of zones for courses. Typically we confirm our destinations about two weeks before the actual course to make sure we have the most appropriate terrain for the course. Some of our favorite mountain biking areas include Breckenridge Trail Systems, Soda Creek (Horseshoe Gulch Trail Systems), Frisco Peninsula Trail Systems, and Salt Lick Trail Systems.
 
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Below is a list of required and recommended equipment for your adventure. Dressing properly and having the correct equipment will help Colorado Adventure Guides provide a safer and more fun experience for your group. Though we cannot control the weather, we can make sure that you are prepared for whatever conditions we encounter in this mountain environment. Remember, the weather can change quickly and drastically.

Our guides recommend wearing technical clothing on all higher level mountain bike rides, but it is never a bad idea regardless of activity or skill level. Technical clothing (polypro, merino wool, etc) is designed to help regulate body temperature and keep perspiration off of the skin. Not only is it safer, it dries faster, and is much more comfortable during exercise. When possible, please try to avoid wearing cotton like hoodies, denim jeans, cotton socks, etc. 

Colorado Adventure Guides strives to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We strongly urge you to bring your own hydration system or Nalgene bottles and fill them before heading to the trailhead. This reduces plastic pollution and the chance of accidentally leaving litter behind. Plus, our water is fresh and delicious up here in Summit County!

Required Equipment
Recommended Clothing (no cotton)
FAQ
FAQ
  • Where will my course take place?
    There are three different locations planned, depending on the date you’ve selected. June 20 is planned for Soda Creek, Aug. 22 for Breck, and Sept. 19 and Oct. 3 for Salt Lick.
  • I need local accommodations. Do you have recommendations?
    We partner with a variety of lodging solutions in Summit that offer amenities to suit the outdoor enthusiast and offer special rates to our course and trip participants. If you are looking for accommodations please let us know!
  • What COVID-19 policies do you have in place?
    We are here to help you navigate these evolving times and provide answers to all of your questions where possible. We are tracking the most up-to-date info for you and as things continue to change we will continue to update questions surrounding the reopening of outdoor recreation in Colorado. Colorado Adventure Guides has detailed COVID-19 Policies & Procedures, for more information please see https://www.coloradoadventureguides.com/keeping-up-with-covid/. If you would like to speak to one of our staff and hear more about how we are changing our operations in response to the pandemic, please give us a call at 970-893-8007.
  • Can I book a private trip?
    Yes! Private trips can be requested for groups of 5 or more. If interested, please let us know and we'll get back to you with pricing and date options for your specific group.
  • Do I need any prior training to participate in this course?
    No prior training or experience is necessary to sign up for this course. Those with previous experience are welcome too.
  • Are rentals available?
    Yes, rental gear is available and can be rented directly through the evo Denver store for 10% off. If you are looking for a rental option outside of Denver, please reach out and we can make suggestions based on your location.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You will receive detailed instructions regarding when and how to meet the group from Colorado Adventure Guides roughly 2 weeks prior to your course date.
  • What is the maximum number of guests on the trip?
    There is a maximum of 10 guests for this course. The guest to guide ratio is 5:1, with groups of 10 being split into 2 groups.
  • Is there a minimum age required for this trip?
    We will accept par­tic­i­pants 15 years or old­er, if they are accom­pa­nied by a legal guardian. You must be 18 years or old­er to attend a trip on your own.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    evo will refer to the Colorado Adventure Guides cancellation policy. If you need to can­cel your course, 14 days advance notice of cancellation is required. This allows CAG the time to contact those who have been put on the waitlist. If you need to cancel within the two week period, and CAG is able to fill your spot, you will receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee. If your spot cannot be filled, you will be charged the full amount. Notice of cancellation more than 14 days in advance will receive a full refund less a 10% administrative fee.
Testimonials
The whole Colorado Adventure Guides crew was knowledgeable, professional, and fun. I’m sitting at home studying the material and checking out all the great resources they shared. Excited to keep the education going! Thanks for a great experience!
Ruthie
Trip Guest
I highly recommend this course to anyone who's new to the backcountry.
Jill
Trip Guest
Most importantly, I feel as though CAG gave me the tools and base knowledge to gain more experience on my own and to become safer in the BC. I'm sure Ill be heading back to CAG for more education/ guiding in the near future. I couldnt be happier with my experience with CAG.
Dustin
Trip Guest

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