Are you tired of ferreting out trip plans, reading reviews, looking at trail maps, and organizing transportation every time you want to take a mountain biking trip? Well here is a ready to deliver package trip for you. No muss, no fuss, just the best Mountain Biking in Colorado. Our guides have put together a point to point trip starting a Kenosha pass and finishing in Buena Vista, which includes the legendary Gold Dust Trail leaving out of Como, Colorado. No stress for you, no getting skunked on bad trails, just get on your bike and enjoy. We support the ride and bring your camping gear to each stop but you “guide” yourselves each day allowing you to choose your own pace and sightseeing options. We provide detailed maps and instructions! We’ll have the cooler full of ice for the post ride!
Moab and Fruita aren’t just good mountain biking destinations, they are the MECCA of mountain biking. People travel from all over the world to ride here! The single track and jeep roads surrounding Moab are world famous for a good reason, they are the best mountain bikng anywhere. The winding single track around Fruita near 18 road provide a warm up before heading to Moab. On the last day of the trip we return to Grand Junction and ride the Lunch Loops, a great collection of advanced trails riding distance from Downtown.
OWA director James Faerber grew up racing mountain bikes and loves sharing his passion for the sport with new riders or others looking to expand their riding skills, he is a Cat 1 racer and has previously raced downhill and dual slalom, he has guided mountain biking in Texas, Colorado, Utah and Mexico. He honed his teaching skills leading mountain biking camps for OWA from 2001-the present, he also regularly attends professional development clinics and coaches a NICA High School team in Austin that finished 4th last year on the State level.
We cover positioning on the bike, cornering, braking, how to clear obstacles, zero calorie passes, and much much more!
Want to start to rip, this course is for you!
Have you ever thought about taking your passion as a mountain biker and guiding other people? OWA mountain bike guides are some of the best in the business. We have guided throughout North America and continue to guide in Moab, Fruita and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. In the past we helped develop and may the trails in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico! This course is designed to give you the skills and real life practice it takes to learn how to guide mountain biking trips and courses. We also cover how to teach mountain biking techniques and coach. This course is taught by James Faerber the Outpost Wilderness Adventure senior guide. James is currently a coach for the St. Stephens Episcopal School High School Mountain Biking team. He is a Cat 1 racer with an impressive Single Speed record. He has raced throughout the West and been involved with major cycling events such as the Bailey Hundo. He routinely guides in Moab/Fruita in the Copper Canyon as well as Colorado. The Colorado Trail near South Park is his favorite place to guide!
This course follows the newly developed curriculm of the US Mountain Bike Guides Association! Dedicated to improving the quality of mountain bikes guides in the United States, mountain bikes guides differ in skills and abilities from cycling coaches or instructors and there is a lack of true guide training in the US. The mission of USMTBGA is to offer training course and improve the professionalism of mountain bike guides in the US by offering standardized training and assessment courses.