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Come experience a riding vacation like no other

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January 16-21, 2019

spots are filling up!


February 20-25, 2019


March 13-18, 2019

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Escape the winter blues and come enjoy the warm sunshine in our desert.

Mornings start off in the 60s, daytime highs in the 70s, capped off with beautiful sunsets and delicious meals.

 

We like to have as much fun on the bike as we do off it. Bike Paradise vacations are about the whole riding experience:

  • The views

  • The accommodations

  • The food

  • The camaraderie

  • Learning new skills

  • Coming home with great stories

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Trip Benefits


Start your riding season early

Get a head start so you'll be fresh and ready to rock when you get back home.


New Experiences and Friends

Make lifelong friends and new connections with like minded riders.

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a luxury house to stay at. an experience to share together.

Relaxing in a beautiful home and trading stories at the end of the day is the cornerstone of Bike Paradise vacations.

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ride.  relax.  repeat.

We'll be riding in the middle of the warm desert on swoopy trails, with just enough tech to keep it fun!  Time is also included to relax, because after all, you ARE on vacation, right?


Boost your confidence and riding skills

Choose from included skills clinics, and you'll leave a better rider than when you arrived. Wanna skip the clinics and just ride? That’s cool too. After all, this is YOUR trip!

 

Is Bike Paradise right for you?

  • Warm up with off-season riding in the sunny, beautiful Sonoran desert.

  • A little bit of technical riding mixed in with a whole lotta fun.

  • Rides will be around 10-20 miles each with 500-1000 ft elevation changes, and area elevation around 2100 ft. No need to bring an oxygen bottle.

  • Different paces will be accommodated. We're not gunning for Strava KOM or QOMs, just smiles and good vibes.

  • Do you have a friend, partner or spouse who wants to come, but riding isn't their thing? They're welcome too, with a discounted rate! There's plenty of other activities we can help plan for them.

I'm crazy excited about how much fun we're gonna have!  Are you ready?  Me too!  Let's do this!

 

 
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Trip Highlights

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  • 6 day/5 night stay in a ride-in/ride-out luxury home

  • guided rides based on your ability and pace

  • boost your riding ability with available Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

  • "Welcome" beer / wine provided

  • On site catered meals; trail fuel provided

    • unique dietary needs can be accommodated

  • one dinner out

  • realign your musculo-skeletal framework with a Myopractic Stretching Clinic

  • discounts on bike rentals (if you're not bringing your own)

  • Available in-house massage (additional expense)

 
 

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 (afternoon)

We'll start your vacation on the afternoon of your arrival with introductions, an overview of the upcoming activities, and an orientation on riding in the desert. If time permits, we'll head out for a light, easy spin from the house. Either way, you'll enjoy a picturesque sunset during "happy hour", followed by dinner at the house.


DAY 2
After breakfast, we'll start the morning with a brief, but optional, MTB skills clinic hosted by Scott. Put your newly learned skills to use as we embark from the house on a 2-3 hour ride through the McDowell Mountain Park. Lunch will be served "on the trail", then we'll continue on the journey with a 1-2 hour ride, finishing back at the house. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub followed by dinner at the house.


DAY 3

Enjoy breakfast at the house, then we'll go explore the amazing variety of trails and scenery at the eighboring Brown's Ranch trail network. After a trailside lunch, we'll head back to the house through the McDowell Mountain Park. Relax a bit at the house, followed up by an evening at the nearby Bone Haus Brewery.


DAY 4

Loosen tight muscles with a myopractic stretching session after breakfast, hosted by a local professional myopractioner. We'll then head out and explore some more of the McDowell Mountain Park. Lunch will be served trailside, then a ride back to the house. Back at the house, you can enjoy a massage, relax and freshen up, then we'll head into the iconic town of Cave Creek for dinner.


DAY 5

After breakfast, a final MTB skills clinic will be offered by Scott. We'll then hop onto a shuttle for a short drive back to the neighboring Brown's Ranch trail system. We'll do some more exploring there for about 2 hours with lunch served at the Brown's Ranch trailhead. We'll then hop back on our bikes and enjoy a mellow 1-2 hour ride back to the house as we link up the Brown's Ranch trail system and McDowell Mountain Park trails. Enjoy our final dinner at the house as we wrap up the vacation.


Day 6 (morning) Savor one last sunrise from the hot tub, then enjoy breakfast as we say our goodbyes and farewells.


 

About your host

Bike Paradise was started by Scott Givens, an avid mountain biker with over 25 years of riding and competing under his pedals.  A  BICP Level 2 certified ride guide and skills coach, he's been coaching and guiding beginner and intermediate riders since 2013 through pedalTherapy.com.

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Additionally, for over 10 years, Scott has provided coaching, ride guiding and logistical support for Magura's annual press camps in Sedona (he's also known to make some delicious sourdough pancakes). The unique formula under which these camps are run are the backbone of Bike Paradise vacations.

You can learn more about Scott here.

 

Even after many years of riding, the class was a blast. I originally took the class to support my girlfriend’s jump into mountain biking, but I ended up learning so much. I wish I knew 10-15 years ago what Scott taught in three hours. Scott did an amazing job of describing AND showing proper technique.
— Jay
What I took away from your beginner’s class was nothing short of amazing.  I went from riding totally scared and not wanting to do it, to now I go down (mostly) any trail I’m up against and I ride 3 or 4 times a week.  Now I need to schedule my next class and learn even more!
— Reed
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Come experience the community feel of the home coupled with the privacy of the luxury rooms. Throw in quality rides with delicious post-ride food, plus the camaraderie and memories established on each trip, and you will want to come back to Bike Paradise over and over again.

We only have room for 8 people per trip.  Ready to join us?  Right on!