Moab Ride Camp • Southwest • North America
|Months||October, November | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $1,199 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Trip Length||5 days | 4 nights|
|Rider Type||4 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 10 - 30 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Massage, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
A small town in the middle of a vast sea of red rock and canyon lands, Moab sits on the Colorado River at the foot of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains. Whether Moab is your favorite place or a friend you haven't met yet, let us take you on a desert single track adventure that will rock your mountain biking world. This camp is packed with the sweetest rides in the area, both classic and new. From the Slickrock Trail that put Moab on the mountain biking map to Porcupine Rim, Amasa Back, Pipe Dream and others, let us take care of the details while you ride all the trails you've been dreaming about.
Plus, now you can ride with the Pros! On select dates, join Gary Fisher, Ray of Ray's Mountain Bike Park, JHK or Heather Irmiger, and learn from the best!
This style of trip is unlike any other Trek Travel vacation. Designed specifically to help cyclists prepare for their off-road cycling goals, Mountain Bike Ride Camps are focused on getting you out on a variety of trails to challenge and expand your fitness and skills. Each morning, after breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your Trek Travel guides at a designated time for the day's ride. You will pack your lunch and will either ride from the hotel to the trailhead or will shuttle to the trailhead. Lunch will be enjoyed on the trail or at the hotel between rides, depending on the day. There will be options within each ride for more or less miles, and more or less technical terrain. Due to the nature of the rides van support on the trail is limited so it's important to choose the right option for you. Or you may decide to take a day off and relax at the hotel or take check out some of the non-riding options in town. After your ride, you will have time at the hotel before gathering for dinner with the group or on your own.
Day 1 | Moab
Featured Ride: Moab Brand Trails
This network of trails provides fun loops, with varying levels of difficulty, from mellow to expert. Choose your own adventure while enjoying stellar views of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains as your dramatic backdrop.
Day 2 | Moab
Featured Ride: Magnificent 7 Trail System
Earn your descent with a long climb on Gemini Bridges Road before riding the first 3 segments of the Magnificent 7 Trail System: Bull Run, Arth's Corner, and the Great Escape. Stop for lunch at the namesake parallel bridges that span Bull Canyon.
Day 3 | Moab
Featured Ride: Morning and Afternoon Rides from Town
The recently built Pipe Dream singletrack flows along the base of the Moab Rim, accessible right from downtown Moab for a physically challenging ride. In the afternoon check out Amasa Back and the Pothole Arch Trail for some classic ledgy jeep road climbing ending with a great view of the Colorado River below.
Day 4 | Moab
Featured Ride: Lower Porcupine Singletrack (LPS) and Porcupine Rim (subject to snow line)
In a word: Awesome. This legendary, mostly downhill trail is a favorite of most, offering jaw-dropping panoramas and challenging technical terrain on rugged jeep road and desert singletrack. Did we mention 4500 feet of descending from high above Castle Valley to the Colorado River?
Day 5 | Moab
Featured Ride: Slickrock Trail
You can't leave Moab without checking out this classic trail. From the hotel, ride the Practice Loop or the entire Slickrock Bike Trail for an anaerobic and technical challenge on the trail that made Moab famous. With the exception of the occasional sandy wash, the entire trail flows over Navajo Sandstone, an incredibly high-traction stone that allows you to climb and descend angles steeper than you thought possible.
The Gonzo Inn | Moab, UT
Located one block from Main Street in downtown, the Gonzo Inn is a comfortable and trendy retreat within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants of Moab. With a pool, hot tub, and eclectic '70s and industrial era-inspired decor, the Gonzo caters to cyclists and makes an ideal home base for exploring the region by mountain bike.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- Use of a Trek Remedy 9 or Lush SL full suspension mountain bike
- One complimentary shuttle on arrival and departure day - Must reserve upon booking
- Nightly accommodations
- Daily breakfast
- Dinners: 3 dinners
- Daily lunch of sandwich and fruit
- Daily rides with ride map
- Support vehicle for each day’s featured ride (access to vehicle will be dictated by the particular trail system layout)
- Two Trek Travel water bottles
- Trip literature
- $300 off any Trek Mountain Bike that retails for $2,500 or more
- Energy products (gels, bars and drink mix)
- Hydration pack
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Comprehensive bike fit
- Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
|Rider Type | 4
||Average Daily Mileage | 15|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 2,500|
On all of our Ride Camps, Trek Travel strives to find the most enjoyable but challenging trails, over a variety of terrain, in order to fully experience the region. Moab Ride Camp is best suited for our Type 4 Riders with at least intermediate technical mountain biking skills. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and challenges the avid route options offer. The terrain is highlighted by stunning views and diversity of terrain. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distances and mileage ranges options. Back to the top...
How is a ride camp different from a regular Trek Travel trip?
The focus of our Ride Camps is to build your base miles and to expose you to a variety of mountain biking trails in order to build your confidence and skills for your off-road cycling goals. As a result our rides are focused on the physical dimension and not the site seeing. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our 'all-inclusive' style regular trips. Each morning you'll begin your ride between 8-9am and return sometime between 2-5pm depending on the length of the ride and your ability level. Depending on your riding level you may not have a guide with you at all times, as the group may split depending on riding abilities. A support vehicle will be assisting on the day’s featured ride but due to the layout of the trail system (i.e. road access) you may not see the van during your ride. Please carry the appropriate layers, food and equipment. Once you return to the hotel the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Your guides will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition. Any non-riding activities that you'd like to enjoy can be organized through the hotel and are at your own expense. Back to the top...
What are the daily rides like?
There is a reason that Moab is synonymous with epic mountain biking. The classic trails in the area, particularly Porcupine Rim and the legendary Slickrock Trail, set the gold standard for spectacular, unique riding that cyclists from around the world come to enjoy. With the relatively recent additions of the Moab Brand Trails, Pipe Dream, and the Magnificent 7 trail systems, the trail offerings in the area have evolved to offer something for all skill levels. That said, intermediate to advanced mountain bikers will have the most fun in Moab, as the terrain on the more classic trails requires aerobic fitness, good handling skills, and importantly, enough knowledge of your own abilities to know “when to say when.” All but the most skilled professionals walk their bikes at times in Moab! You will experience trails ranging from smooth, flowy desert singletrack to double-track roads, ledgy jeep-road climbs, alpine singletrack, and steep rock gardens with serious consequences for failure. Again, you must know your own limitations, and the rides are designed to allow for customization for the group and for the skill level of each rider. Please come prepared to expand your mountain biking horizons if this is your first time to Moab! Back to the top...
What kind of support do you offer?
Each day your guides will describe the featured ride and your supported options for the day. Those who want more miles and more technical terrain and those who want less may split into two groups in order to ride different trails or simply go at different speeds. If you choose not to ride with a guide you will need a thorough understanding of the trail map, adequate food and water, and tools to address bike repair issues that may arise. Cell coverage is limited in the areas you’ll be riding so you must be self-sufficient. We will offer shuttles back to the hotel at the end of the Day 1 and Day 2 rides (the other rides end closer to town, or in town). You are always welcome to ride directly back to the hotel for more miles on the days that shuttles are offered. Each day, depending on the featured ride, the weather, and the desires of the group, your guides will decide how best to support the ride with a combination of on the bike support and vehicle support. Back to the top...
How much cycling/bike riding do I have to do on a Trek Travel Trip?
This trip is designed to build your base miles and your technical skills, so we anticipate that all guests will have a good level of physical ability and be sufficiently prepared to comfortably ride a variety of challenging terrain. (Featured rides are in the trip Itinerary.) Guests are welcome to ride as much or as little as they like and must be prepared to support themselves if they are not able to do the entire featured ride or chose to do a different ride. Please select the ride options that best suit your physical ability. Back to the top...
What kind of shape do I need to be in?
You don't need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel Ride Camp, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. This vacation is most appropriate for Rider Type 4, and for individuals with at least intermediate technical mountain biking skills. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation. We always recommend that guests consult their physician before coming on a Ride Camp. Back to the top...
What is the weather going to be like?
Fall is generally a great time for riding in Moab with daytime temperatures in the mid 50's to low 70's. Evenings and mornings can be a little on the crisp side usually in the low 30s to mid 40's. Rain is rare in the high desert compared to other regions but October is the wettest month with an average of 1.2 inches for the month, and storms can be intense, so make sure to bring layers and your rain gear, just in case. Back to the top...
Can I bring a non-rider travel companion?
You are more than welcome to bring a non-riding companion. The price varies according to the trip date. Please refer to the trip page for specific pricing for a double-occupancy room. Your non-riding companion will have their days free to explore while you are riding your bike. You'll be able to reconnect in the afternoon and you can shape your day as you wish. Our Trek Travel staff members will spend their day supporting the riders, however they will have a list of suggested activities for non-riders. Back to the top...
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?In addition to being a cycling mecca, Moab is a vacation destination for a variety of other reasons. There are a number of non-riding activities that allow you to get out and experience the vast expanses of public land surrounding Moab. Here are some suggestions:
- Hike in nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
- Kayak, canoe, or raft on the Colorado River
- Check out the eclectic shops of Moab--including our favorites, the bike and coffee shop
- Rent a jeep or join a Hummer tour to experience world-class four-wheel-drive trails
- Hire a rock climbing guide for a day
- Get a massage
How far in advance do I need to book?
We recommend booking your trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable, so booking early is the most reliable means of reserving spots. Based on availability, last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure. Back to the top...
What kind of trip information does Trek Travel provide?
When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to your trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for Ride Camp and provide you with a packet containing daily ride and timing information and detailed maps. Back to the top...
Will someone meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
The meeting point at the beginning of your Moab Ride Camp is the SpringHill Suites Grand Junction. The drop off point at the end of your Camp is at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. In your trip one-week-out email, you'll receive information about the specific time and location of our trip start meeting, as well as our end of trip transfer times. These specific Trek Travel transfers are included in the price of your trip. If you require a transfer to or from the airport or any other location outside of these specific times you will be responsible for organizing and paying for this shuttle. Back to the top...
What kind of travel documentation do I need?
All international and continental travel, for both Canadians and Americans, requires a valid passport. Other nationalities are also required to have their passport with them and may need to obtain a visa for certain countries. If you do not have a passport and/or need a visa, contact the appropriate consulate nearest you. Back to the top...
If I book a tour, can I be guaranteed that it will run?
All Ride Camps that have a minimum of 4 people booked two weeks prior to the trip start date are guaranteed to run. If we are within the two-week time period and no one has booked on that departure date, the trip will be canceled. Trips will not be cancelled due to low enrollment within 7 days of the trip start. Back to the top...
How big are the groups?
The average group size on a Trek Travel Mountain Bike Ride Camp is 10, however we allow up to 16 guests per camp. If you wish to find out how many people are on your specific trip, please contact our Trip Consultant via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Back to the top...
What does "double occupancy" mean?
Our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. If you have paid for double occupancy and are traveling alone, you'll be paired with a roommate of the same gender. We will do everything we can to match you with a roommate. If we are not able to match you with a roommate you will be charged a discounted single supplement rate of 50%.This 50% discounted single supplement charge will be billed with final balance. If you are matched up with a roommate we will refund this discounted charge 7 days before the trip start date. Back to the top...
What is a single supplement? Do I have to pay it if I am traveling solo?
The Single Supplement is a fee added to the trip price which secures a private room with no roommate for guests who prefer to room alone. If you would like your own room, please make sure you communicate your request clearly to your Trip Consultant at the time of booking. You can opt for the Single Supplement after you book by contacting us to confirm room availability and the Single Supplement fee assessment. If a private room is not available at the time of your request or you do not communicate your desire for your own room to a Trip Consultant, you will be paired with a roommate of the same gender. We will do everything we can to match you with a roommate. If we are not able to match you with a roommate you will be charged a discounted single supplement rate of 50%.This 50% discounted single supplement charge will be billed with final balance. If you are matched up with a roommate we will refund this discounted charge 7 days before the trip start date. Back to the top...
What bikes will we ride?
The price of your Trek Travel vacation includes the choice of the best bikes on the market. On your Ride Camp the use of a Trek full suspension mountain bike is included in the price of your trip. You will only be given one bike for the duration of the trip. Back to the top...
Can I bring my own bike?
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel can not assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure. Back to the top...
Where can I get info on groups and/or private trips?
With our private, non-private, custom and corporate trip options, the sky is the limit. We can do just about anything for your group's active vacation of a lifetime. Back to the top...
|Moab Ride Camp
||Oct 23-27, 2013 w/ Gary Fisher & Ray of Ray's MTB Park
||Guaranteed Date*||$1,199 per person | $350 single occ.|
|Oct 30-Nov 3, 2013
||Guaranteed Date*||$1,199 per person | $350 single occ.|
|Nov 6-10, 2013 w/ JHK & Heather Irmiger
||Guaranteed Date*||$1,199 per person | $350 single occ.|
|Nov 13-17, 2013 w/ JHK & Heather Irmiger||Guaranteed Date*||$1,199 per person | $350 single occ.|
|Nov 20-24, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$1,199 per person | $350 single occ.|
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*Our 2013 trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangments for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Guaranteed trips do not include Cross Country, Santa Barbara to Taos, Pyrenees Sea to Sea, or any Race trips.
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