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Vashon, WA

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Trip Vashon Island Mountain Bike Skills Retreat
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Whether you’ve been riding trails for a while or are a dedicated road cyclist or gravel adventurer, learning the fundamentals of off-road bike handling and mountain biking is a huge benefit to your cycling lifestyle.

Spring is a time of growth and renewal. Embrace this seasonal shift as the time to improve your cycling skills and confidence. In partnership with the education team at Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, we are hosting an adventure to bring your riding to the next level.

Join Swift Adventure Co. and Evergreen MTB Alliance on Vashon Island for a weekend of fun and skills building that will help you feel confident and enjoy your time out riding, regardless of the style of bike you prefer.  Vashon is settled in the Salish Sea between Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula and is the ancestral and current land of the Coast Salish People.

In this weekend workshop you will learn proper technique and gain a solid foundation in the basics of mountain bike handling. These skills will result in immediate improvements to your riding and will assist you in progressing to more advanced skills and terrain. This weekend clinic is designed to help you build confidence on two wheels!


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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1 - Friday

    Make your way to Vashon Island after work and join us from 6-8pm for happy hour at our base camp at Camp Sealth. Kick back, talk bikes, and make new friends.. Parking available at Camp Sealth for those driving, with a limited number of shuttle seats available for ride-on passengers from Seattle.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2 - Saturday

    After a good breakfast (and plenty of coffee), we head out to the trails to learn new—or reinforce—skills essential to building riding confidence on and off the trail. After spending the morning and afternoon riding trails, we will take a break to clean up, then learn the ins and outs of bike maintenance in a trailside repair clinic, and round out the evening with a series of mountain bike films.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Day 3 - Sunday

    After breakfast and packing up camp, we head back to the trails to continue building our new skills, practice growing our riding confidence and prepare for the summer season of adventures.
Trip Package Includes
  • Two days of expert MTB instruction
  • Indoor accommodations at Camp Sealth
  • Friday, happy hour and light snacks
  • Meals & snacks on Saturday & Sunday, excluding dinner sunday
  • Trailside repair clinic
  • Mountain bike film screening
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (some exclusions apply)
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • Transportation to and from our meeting location (shuttle available upon request)
  • Mountain Bike w/ flat pedals, designed for offroad use
  • Helmet- Must be CPSC or Snell certified
  • Sleeping bag or blankets (+ sheets), (mattresses provided by the camp)
  • Personal clothing & accessories
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

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Area Information

Puget Sound Mountain Biking


Mountain bikers in Seattle are spoiled with several world-class trails just a short drive from the heart of the city. The mountain bike trails near Seattle have a nice variety of riding, too, offering everything from bike park jump lines to singletrack cross country trails.

Duthie Hill, Tokul, and Tiger Mountain are some of the most popular Seattle area mountain bike trails, and are close enough to the city for rides before or after work. Looking for mountain bike trails closer to Seattle? There are several smaller trail systems close by, too. These areas add a nice mix of variety with fun short loops, and skill building parks. Mountain bikers in Seattle can also stop by the evo Seattle bike store for mountain bike gear, bike repairs, demos, and information.

Across the water, Port Gamble hosts a large park with a variety of cross country and semi-downhill mountain bike trails. Heading south, Banner Forest in Port Orchard and 360 Bike Park in Gig Harbor offer riders a full day’s worth of exploring without the crowds.




 
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Start your trip with a short but relaxing ferry ride to Vashon Island where you can meet us at camp or be shuttled from the ferry. We’ll stage our weekend on the shores of Salish Sea at the historic Camp Sealth property where we’ll enjoy shared meals, bike stoke, and a collective weekend of fun.

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FAQ
FAQ
  • Is the trip guaranteed to run?
    These trips have a minimum number of guests to run, please do not book travel or flights until Swift Adventure Co. has confirmed your departure
  • When and how should I meet up with the group?
    You will be given meeting instructions upon registration.
  • What will the food be like?
    For the trip, all camp meals will be provided (also they will be terrific). Meal options can be catered to your preferences, whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan. Please let us know if you have severe allergies as we may not be able to accommodate all at this time.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    This trip is appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Participants should be looking to build more confidence in their riding and learn new skills.
  • Do I need to purchase trip insurance?
    While it is not required, we strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance. World Nomads provides a range of coverage options and can provide an instant, hassle-free quote.
  • What gear should I bring? Do you offer rentals?
    You need your own bike, helmet, clothing, and water. Rentals can be arranged from the evo Seattle rental shop.
  • Is there a minimum age required for this trip?
    The minimum age is 18. Minors are welcome too but must be accompanied by an adult on the trip.
  • What Covid-19 policies should I expect?
    The following policies are how we intend to keep our participants and staff safe while enjoying our learning and outdoor environments: -Guests need to bring their own Face-covering/masks and other PPE. SACo will have additional PPE available. -Guests are asked to get tested and self-isolate at least 48hrs prior to arriving for their trip. -Face-covering/masks will be worn when physical distancing (6ft or more) is not possible. -Face-covering/masks will be worn anytime guests and staff are in a shared vehicle. -Sharing of personal food is discouraged. -Hand washing station or hand sanitizer will be available at workshops or campsites. -Group food will be prepared and/or served by Swift Adventure Co. staff wearing face-covering/masks. -Sharing of food and drink is discouraged.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    Should you need to cancel for any reason, evo will default to Swift Adventure Co.’s cancellation policy. Cancellation of Swift Adventure Co. trips requires written notice to [email protected] as well as [email protected] Cancellation timelines are based on the trip start date. Please note that a $75 processing and administrative fee will not be refunded regardless of the date of cancellation. Cancellations: 30 or more days: 100% Refund 14 to 29 days: 50% Refund 0 to 14 days: 0% Refund Transfers: In the event you need to cancel a trip and wish to transfer your booking to another, we will honor the full value of your previous booking regardless of the cancelation schedule (minus a $75 administrative fee). You must transfer to another Swift Adventure Co. trip within one calendar year based on trip availability (based on the date of cancellation). Please contact us with questions.

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