Southern Utah Epic MTB Experience
November 3 - November 5$300
Southern Utah – Fall Epic Mountain Bike Experience
Location: Virgin, UT
Thursday Afternoon – Meet/Greet/Bike Setup…then Shuttle Ride
Friday – Gooseberry Mesa Experience
Saturday – Little Creek Mesa Experience
Duration: 6-8 hours each day
Price per Person $300 (no meals)
- Expert Guiding & Instruction
- Snacks & Hydration
- Shuttle Service
Guides: Troy Hadley, Chris Castle, and Lon Cullen
There’s nothing quite like riding mountain bikes in Southern Utah in the Fall. The temperatures are cool, and the dirt is perfect! We have some of the best and most scenic mountain biking in the country. And it’s the perfect place to get away from it all…and the perfect place to host a mountain bike weekend.
Who’s this Tour for?
Have you been riding Mountain Bikes and/or Dirt Bikes for years? Do you prefer taking the “A-Line,” Riding Gnarly Technical Features, or Pushing Yourself to the Next Level? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the experience for you!
Our team, Chris Castle & Troy Hadley, have put together some of the best single-track experiences for the true Mountain Bike Enthusiast that will challenge even the most seasoned riders. But if your crew has some folks that are still “Intermediate” riders, they will still be able to enjoy most of these “Advanced” rides, as there are several “B-Lines” on these trails. But don’t be fooled, everyone will be challenged…and the rewards are worthwhile!
Most of our “Advanced” rides will take place at either the famous Green Valley, Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa, or Guacamole Mesa trail systems. The terrain of all these systems comprises hard packed dirt, slick rock, and conglomerate rock, with lots of technical challenges. These trails offer wonderful “techy” flow, ledge drops, “big rollers,” jumps, and features that require excellent balance and technical bike handling skills. But don’t be mistaken, there are still plenty of “B-Lines” that will allow less confident riders a less technical alternative.
Our process starts with a review of your gear at our rendezvous spot. Our guides will ensure that your bike is setup properly for our weekend event and your body type. We’ll cover some ground rules that will make the most of your experience, and we’ll give our guests the opportunity to pick up any needed last minute gear and/or lunch they might want to bring on the tour.
Next, we hit the trails! We make a point of selecting trails that provide a progressive experience. For example, our typical ride will have plenty of warm up. Along the way, our guides will take several breaks to ensure your comfort and to give you a chance to enjoy the breathtaking views, but you will also be challenged with “skill drills” to help educate you on advanced biking skills (if you want to participate). It is common for us to stop at a technical feature, a ledge drop or technical climb for example, to demonstrate key skills. We call this “Session-ing” a feature…and it’s a great way to increase your skill level. Our guides make a point to take lots of photos and videos to help you document your learning process.
At the half-way point of our rides we will take a 15 to 30-minute break to enjoy the breathtaking views and to enjoy snacks provided by our guides. For those guests with lots of energy, we can use this time to provide more instruction.
We then continue our ride back to the trailhead or the pickup spot (when doing a shuttled ride). Once we’re back at our rendezvous spot or your drop off location, we’ll recap the experience with our clients and share photos and videos. For our out of town guests, we will provide you with a list of activities, great restaurants, and other resources to help you make the most of your time in Southern Utah!
Getting Here & Getting Around
Airports & Shuttles – Flying directly in St George, UT is the preferred option. There are connecting flights through Phoenix, Dallas, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles. For those flying into Las Vegas we recommend using St George Shuttle, if you don’t get a rental car.
Rental Cars / Uber – The St George airport has a rental car location at the terminal. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in the area.
Shuttles –Riding the shuttle is almost as much fun as riding the trail. So, we highly recommend taking the shuttle rather than driving yourself. The event’s price includes shuttles to and from the Mesas that we’ll be riding.
Bike & Gear Rentals – Please contact our friends at Over the Edge Sports in Hurricane. They have the best bikes around…Just tell them that Chris from Advenduro recommended you. If you’re looking to ride an E-MTB (electric bike), Over the Edge Sports now has a wide selection of E-Mountain Bikes and you can ride them on the mesas. IBB Cyclery & Multisport is another of our recommended E-MTB rental companies.
Hotels – Many choices here that you can find on Kayak.com, but I recommend staying in Hurricane. Staying in St George is fine, just budget an extra 25 minutes to get to Hurricane.
Camping – The Advenduro guide crew will be camping on Gooseberry Mesa. There is plenty of room for you to camp with us. It is cold on the Mesas at night, but with the right gear, it is a great experience. There is also a great camping area near Hurricane one Sheep Bridge Road. It is first come, first serve. Please let us know where you plan on staying.