About Our Mountain Bike Trips
What’s different about Bikerpelli?
We are not outfitters or guides. We do not do custom trips or small groups – you want an outfitter for that & we’re glad to recommend one if you’re looking.
If you're not already familiar with our trips, we're sort of the "Home Depot" of mtn bike tours - everything you need & nothing you don't.
The idea is for you to ride a solid 3-5 days without worrying about camps, gear, meals, shuttles or logistics. All you do is travel from point A to point B several times a day. And by traveling lite, you'll enjoy every mile.
You'll need to supply your own bike & camping gear for our events, which isn't much. All meals & camps are provided - you basically bring your bike, some clothes, toothbrush, a tent & sleeping bag. You'll receive detailed info about exactly what you'll need once registered.
We'll supply everything you need once in camp & at aid station points, your job is to happily spin pedals between those points. We do not guide the trail itself but do provide full route maps and detailed pre-ride briefings with all the goodies on secret trails, shortcuts & options.
Of course, should the need arise we're prepared to handle any emergency & keep you safe.
Our multi-day trips are large - anywhere from 40-100 riders per trip. The size depends on the limits of the terrain & what we feel we can handle without compromising safety, quality or environmental concerns.
We aggressively practice Leave No Trace backcountry ethics and expect our riders to do the same. Part of what we're selling is an experience in some truly magnificent terrain. If you can't respect the land then our trips aren't for you.
A big part of the magic are the riders you'll meet along the way. From a former rider:
A typical day looks like this –
10-25 miles of perfect biking with 50 of your new best friends. Some hammer, some yammer - you set your own pace & most fall into groups of 2-8 riding partners of the same skill level. You will meet a lot of people and inevitably find a handful that you enjoy spinning with.
An ample lunch & resupply at roughly the halfway point for the day. Mechanical, medical & emotional support. Shade. A chair. A shuttle van if needed. Another route briefing. A really big map on the side of a truck.
Another 10-25 miles to camp with possible shortcuts or addt'l miles depending on your mojo for the day.
Pull into camp amid the cheers of others, grab a beer & a snack. Setup your tent, change clothes, grab a shower if you like - dinner will be ready soon. Sign up for a massage. Discuss that gnarly maneuver you pulled off (supposedly) earlier in the day. Lie about it since everyone else is.
Huge, fresh dinner around 7. Campfire around dark. Forty chairs around campfire. Someone will fall asleep in the chair & be made fun of tomorrow. Collapse in your tent or under the stars for the best sleep of your life.