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Intro to Cross Country 2018-04-15T22:53:06+00:00
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Mountain Biking is taking off and you surely don’t want to be the last one of your friends to give it try! Cross Country Mountain Biking is a great way to see a beautiful wilderness area and trail system. It is a fabulous experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Nothing beats the calm serenity of riding through a silent forest and only hearing the sound of the wind and animal inhabitants. Let’s also not forget to mention that Cross Country Mountain Biking is EXCELLENT physical activity that will have your whole body and mind working.

Ride Guides is now offering the Introduction to Cross Country Mountain Biking package for new or beginner Mountain Bikers through the newly upgraded Horseshoe Adventure Park. This two hour guided ride will take you into the Copeland Forest, on rustic, flowy Singletrack and Doubletrack. This ride is a great opportunity to learn and build your skills and confidence on a Mountain Bike. Our guides will lead you through the trails and provide you with some of the critical skills of Mountain Biking which will help you tackle many of the obstacles we may come across throughout the day.

WHAT TO BRING

Here is a list of what you need to bring with you

On top of the Mountain Bike and Helmet you will be provided, there are a couple of other items that you will need to bring for your safety. Without these items, you may not have a good ride and that will be bad for everyone. If you don’t possess these items, we can help you out by renting them to you for the duration of your ride:
  • Water Bottle(s) or Hydration System
  • Protective Eyewear / Glasses
On top of the critical safety items, there are a number of other items we recommend you bring with you if you have them – they will make your experience more enjoyable:
  • Riding Gloves
  • Sunscreen
It is important to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather. Mountain Biking is a strenuous physical activity so you also want to be sure the clothing you are wearing allows for good breathe-ability. when in doubt, dress in layers which can be easily removed and stowed. Some areas of the trail can be prone to poison ivy at different times throughout the season, so you will likely want covering on your lower legs to help prevent exposure. Another key clothing item is padded riding shorts. These shorts can help save your butt from a couple hours of saddle punishment, and we highly recommend them.

TOUR LOGISTICS

Where are you heading & how are you getting there?

Departure Point

Unless alternate arrangements have been made, this guided ride takes off from the Horseshoe Resort Bike Barn, near the Adventure Park. You will drive into the main resort entrance on the South Side of Horseshoe Valley Road (if you are using a GPS, look for 1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd). Proceed in the drive way and drive all the way up to the end where you will see the Bike Barn. Your guide will meet you there.

Departure Time

Please meet promptly 15 minutes before your designated start time. We will use this time to make sure all of our paperwork is sorted and we perform our safety checks. This will make sure we maximize the time we have available on the trails. If you have somewhere to be later that day, be sure to let us know so we can make sure you are out of the bush and on your way when you need to be.