BOULDER, CO — High on energy but short on vacation time? The time-challenged can now enjoy long weekends biking through must-discover destinations in the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest, thanks to Chasing Epic’s new take on how best to serve active mountain bikers.
The solution is easy. Take a weekend and stretch it over three or four days. Make it simple for people to join in by providing everything they need – including bicycles — for a long weekend on two wheels. Position the ride destinations close to regional airports to save people time getting to and fro.
“We’ve all been time challenged and short on vacation time, but when we’re passionate about mountain biking, even the time-challenge among us can find a way to stack a day or two against a weekend to make a trip work,” says Steve Mokan, founder and owner of Chasing Epic.
The trips cater to experienced riders looking to discover world-class riding with like-minded and similar-ability riders on the best trails a certain destination has to offer. Ride locations include both bucket-list towns like Crested Butte, CO (where it is said mountain biking was invented), Sedona, AZ, and Park City, UT, and the lesser-known off-the-radar spots like St. George, UT, Telluride and Fruita, CO.
Pre-scheduled trips to these locations run Friday through Monday for four days and three nights at $1,250 per person or Saturday through Monday for three days and two nights at $950 per person. When climate and conditions for biking will be best in each destination is factored into the planning. Private trips from $1,050 for three days to $1,350 for four days can be arranged.
Unlike traditional point-A-to-point-B mountain bike tour companies, Chasing Epic stays in a single town in each destination and dedicates itineraries to daily rides that cover a variety of the most epic single track trails in each area. Local guides accompany the riders.
Mokan said that Chasing Epic provides a better overall experience for people who love to ride “by anticipating guest needs and partnering with the biggest names in the bike industry to put together the most all-inclusive and rewarding mountain bike vacations in today’s marketplace. With our trips, we take care of absolutely everything. All you have to do is show up and ride!”
Chasing Epic trips are all inclusive and a per person rate includes accommodations (never camping), hearty meals, high-end demo bikes (an all-carbon demo bike fleet includes Ibis Mojo HD3s, Ibis Ripley LS 29ers, and Niner Jet 9 29ers), local guides conversant with the terrain, customized eight-week pre-trip training programs, best-in-class ride nutrition, shuttles and lift tickets, gratuities and a dedicated on-site trip leader to help control gear mashers and share the stories and laughs with a group of like-minded riders.
On the premise that “the less you suffer on the climbs, the more you’ll enjoy the descents,” Mokan has engaged coaching platform companies Training Peaks and Through the Wall Training to customize individualized training programs (valued at up to $400) for eight weeks prior to departure.
He emphasizes that these trips aren’t for touring and sightseeing. “At Chasing Epic, we pride ourselves on putting together itineraries of only the best trail systems in each location, and we don’t waste time with sightseeing rides. You’ll be on uncrowded singletrack from start to finish.”
For reservations and information please visit http://chasingepicmtb.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 303.949.3933.
About Chasing Epic — Chasing Epic is a new adventure travel company (founded in 2016) that aims to raise the bar and set new standards in the mountain bike community. The focus is on offering experienced intermediate to advanced-level mountain bikers fully all-inclusive, locally guided mountain bike trips where everybody wants to ride — the Western US – and when everybody has time – over long weekends. Guests just need to be fit and pack a helmet, shoes and appetite for epic single track action. Each tour includes lodging, meals, high-end bikes, local guides, customized eight-week training programs, best-in-class ride nutrition, shuttles, lift tickets, gratuities and a dedicated on-site trip leader. Destinations embrace both the iconic and soon-to-be legendary; Crested Butte, Durango, Fruita and Telluride, Colorado; Sedona, Arizona; and Park City and St. George, Utah.