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Skill & Fitness Level

The skill and fitness level is based on of a starting point of Level 1 where a beginner rider is eager to ride hard and currently building skills and fitness. At level 1, the rider is physically able to complete a 20 mile road ride and or a 10 mile mountain bike ride. If a rider’s skill level is below a level 1, one may want to reconsider booking a trip for safety reasons. EXCEPTIONS: all members of the booking party are below level 1, or a private, one on one guided trip or ride is desired.

Skill and Fitness Level 1

  • Willing to push body and limits–just don’t have many experiences on a bike.
  • Have ridden at least 10 miles of Mountain biking or 20 Mile road ride.

Skill And Fitness Level 2

  • Weekend rider and has some experiences with longer rides.
  • Knows how to handle a bike or understands their limits on the mountain and road.

Skill and Fitness Level 3

  • Rides most weekends and can fit in some weekday rides or spin classes.
  • Extra rides are put in during the week to try and improve fitness level.
  • Maybe signed up for some beginner or sport class races or events.
  • Skill might outweigh fitness.
  • Participates in group rides occasionally.
  • Pushes self hard enough to have experienced cramps/bonking.
  • Probably has a Strava account by now.

Skill and Fitness Level 4

  • Rides both multiple times and locations in a week.
  • Plans vacations around their riding and race events.
  • Spends time on websites like Strava, Garmin Connect, Map my Ride, and review sites.
  • Thinks in grams and wattage.
  • Logs 300-600 miles during peak months.
  • Bike is worth as much or more than first car ever owned.
  • Has multiple bikes and understands why you have more than one bike.
  • Spends too much money on bike races and time worrying about results.
  • Rides hard and fast for multiple hours.
  • Can’t imagine not pushing themselves to their limits almost every time on a bike.
  • Adventurous personality type that has gotten themselves in over their heads many times on a bike.
  • Good riding skills in groups and can handle most technical terrain on a mountain bike.
  • Biking has become a lifestyle.

Skill and Fitness Level 5

  • Although you make fun of skill Level 4 people, you’re just like them but really fast.
  • Pro level skills and fitness and won’t consider riding a bike without some serious miles or elevation.
  • Usually on a training schedule and will have expectations or want some results from every ride.
  • Ranked racers or respected rider in your community.
  • Level 4 guys want to ride with you and you get pleasure pushing them beyond their limits.
  • KOM actually means something to you.
  • Vacations are based off of race schedule only.
  • Knows and understands their threshold readings and how to improve them.
  • Expert and pro level that rarely get to be pushed when on a “vacation ride”.

Mountain Biking

We love mountain biking and always have plenty of rides scheduled.


Road Cycling

Our road rides take you through rolling vineyards in the heart of Wine Country.


Corporate Tours

Get your team out of the office and into the saddle with one of these packages.


Customized Tours

We can customize a ride to meet most any requirement – just ask!