Why Do a Guided Ride?
Why do a guided ride when you could just buy the guidebook and do it yourself? It’s a good question and guided rides aren’t for everyone, but for cyclists looking for a safer, less stressful and more in-depth riding experience, a guided ride is the perfect choice.
At Absolute Bikes Adventures, we focus on two main goals – we want our rides to be fun and memorable, while also being as safe as possible. Of course mountain biking has some inherent dangers but we do all we can to make it safe for you and your family.
ABA has professional guides with excellent knowledge of the trails and areas we ride. This allows us to evaluate trail conditions, weather, and rider ability to insure that our guests avoid accidents, avoid inclement weather when possible, and avoid getting lost on the area’s many unmarked trails.
Absolute Bikes Adventures guides carry emergency communication equipment, first aid kits and are trained in first aid and CPR. Most of us have worked in the outdoor industry for many years – as Forest Service employees, bike shop owners, mountain bike coaches, expedition planners, adventure photographers and more. We bring our many years of wilderness experience and our passion for cycling to every guided ride.
Our local knowledge also lets us tell you the many stories and legends of the area. It’s a great way to learn about Salida, the mining and railroad history, the ghost stories and the names of surrounding mountains. Plus, you’ll likely leave with a new friend or two at the end of the ride.
Finally, on our guided rides, we try hard to customize each ride to the wishes and abilities of your group. Tell us exactly what you are looking for and we’ll analyze the trail options to pick the best ride.
We think you’ll find that Absolute Bikes Adventures’s emphasis on fun, safety and local knowledge will make a great day for you.