What are the daily rides like?
Rider Type | 4 (10/8 Camp, 1-4)
Average Daily Mileage | 15
Terrain | hilly
Average Daily Elevation | 1,500-2,500
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.
For the October 8th instructional camp, we host riders from type 1 to 4 for the October 8th outing.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
How is the October 8th Instruction based camp with the Trek Dirt Series different?
This camp provides THE BEST instruction based learning in the industry. The camp will focus on improving your skills on the mountain bike. Whether you are new to mountain biking, or you are highly advanced, you will find this camp helpful to your overall technical ability. Those who are coming to this camp will receive up close and personal instruction by the most knowledgeable folks who will arm you with the expertise and confidence to tackle most any trail. Filled with 5 days of detailed instruction, the best bikes included, all meals (*one dinner on your own to experience Moab), all shuttles and fees, and expertly guided. This camp is packaged for your success!
What are the daily rides like on the October 8th camp?
Most days you will meet as a group in the morning for some skills based instruction in a fixed environment based on your skill level, and the areas you want to work on. The Trek Dirt Series instructors have props that will be used to learn with, providing that safe environment to learn in. Your late morning/early afternoons will be out on the trails of Moab putting your skills to use with the help and support of guides, instructors, and fellow riders. You will experience trails ranging from smooth, flowy desert singletrack to double-track roads, ledgy jeep-road climbs, alpine singletrack, and steep rock gardens.
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.
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.
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 do I reserve a spot?
You can start your reservation by booking online at Book a Trip
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.
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.
What if I have to change or cancel my trip?
Do I need travel insurance?
Can you help me with my travel arrangements?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where can I get info on groups and/or private trips?
With our private and custom trip options, the sky is the limit. We can do just about anything for your group's active vacation of a lifetime.