What’s Included

Lodging

We believe a feeling of community is important to our customers on Chasing Epic trips; because of this, we always strive to stay in multi-room executive-level accommodations.  Depending on the location, we’ll be based in one or multiple condos, townhomes, or single-family homes where we’ll have all our meals, tell stories, and get some R&R.


All trips are booked as double occupancy, so expect to share a room with another same-gender rider. Single supplements are available for an additional charge. If you need an additional night on either end of your trip, let us know and we’ll help with your planning.

Meals

Chasing Epic provides breakfast and dinner for every day of your trip: starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.  We don’t skimp on meals either, we know how many calories are burned on all-day mountain bike rides.  


Breakfasts are typically catered or delivered from a local bakery or deli to give you plenty of fuel for your morning ride.  For dinner, we’ll either go out as a group, bring catered dinner from a local restaurant to our crew, or even grill out if the accommodation allows.  With regards to lunch or food for during the ride, we’ll provide the best in ride nutrition from Clif Bar and Infinit Nutrition; lots of options to choose from including multiple energy bars, gels, and mixes.  

HIGH-END DEMO BIKES

Want to ride some of the best bikes while you’re riding the best trails?  We’ve got you covered.  We’re partnering with some of the best bike companies in the world to bring our customers an incredible high-end demo bike fleet; access to these bikes is included in each trip package (some sizes or models may have limited availability).  All of our bikes are perfectly matched with our epic destinations; all-mountain or trail-oriented rippers with top-of-the-line suspension, wheelsets, and component packages.  For 2017, our demo bikes include the best rides from both Ibis and BMC.  Check out the full lineup on our demo bikes page.

Guides

Every one of our trips includes a professional mountain bike guide that’s not only a local expert, but is there to answer questions, help with mechanicals, and anything else you need during your ride.  They cover it all and have a great time doing it.  We only work with the best of the best, and our guides are all Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certified.


Our maximum customer to guide ratio is 6:1, and in most cases it’s closer to 4:1.  This gives us an opportunity to break up into smaller groups if desired without leaving anyone behind.

Ride Nutrition

Let’s face it, bonking on a ride when you still have five miles left is no fun, and we’ve all been there; to fully enjoy our epic mountain bike rides, you should be properly energized.  


Thanks to our partnerships with Infinit Nutrition and Clif Bar, Chasing Epic is able to provide all clients with the best available nutrition options to keep you going all day long: isotonic mixes, energy gels, calorie-heavy (and delicious) oat bars, you name it.  We’ll have plenty of options to satisfy even the pickiest of riders.  

Extras

Depending on the destination, some of our trips include shuttles like the Whole Enchilada in Moab or a combo 403 & 401 in Crested Butte.  In those cases, the shuttle fee will be included in the cost of your trip.  Also, if you happen to be doing an Angel Fire trip, the price of a lift ticket for their bike park is included as well.


For customers that need to fly to a destination and may require additional nights’ accommodation, we can make suggestions and work with you to plan your trip well in advance.  Additionally, we have partnered with local bike shops in all of our destinations to handle receiving and shipping our customer’s bikes.

Trip Leader

Our all-inclusive mountain bike trips include a dedicated on-site trip leader: a Chasing Epic employee whose sole purpose is to make sure you have the best vacation possible.  They coordinate the rides, guides, meals, answer questions and help with any issues that pop up.

 

Your trip coordinator will be an expert-level mountain biker who’s there every step of the way, and will assist on all of the planned rides. Most of our trip coordinators are photographers as well; we’ll let you know ahead of time so you can leave your camera behind.