Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Forget Minnesota nice. With names like Bones of the Beast, Dr. Diablo, and Admiral Rockbar, the double-black diamond trails overlooking the harbor require a spine to ride.

The  urban trail spiraling off Skyline Drive above the Duluth Harbor is the locals' way of saying "bring it" to anyone who questions the  level of technical difficulty that can be found in the Midwest. The  trails may have less vertical  than Rocky Mountain states, but they offer similar challenges, with dowhnill rock faces, tight turns through the trees, and rooty climbing sections.

Depending on how you want to tackle the tough parts, we'll plan a route through this nine-mile network in a way that  will allow for maximum ease or  difficulty depending on the level of riders in the group.  On many trail sections, like  short and twisty "Red Dress," there are optional B Lines for expert riders. On trails like "DM," be ready for a  double-black-diamond thrill,  with  15 steep bedrock  roll downs. 

After we've conquered every obstacle, we'll ride the short few blocks  to the Lincoln Park neighborhood to one of the many creative  West Duluth establishments--from a barbecue joint to a fully sustainable cafe to a craft brewery.  

 

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

If you can navigate tight trees, rooty trails, and riding down granite rock faces, sign up for this ride. Alternately there's an opportunity to practice technical skills on tougher flow terrain.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    6/9

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.
  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $165 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    5/9

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 5

    • You are capable of riding 4 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • ; You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 4-5 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    June - OctoberSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.
  • Local experienced and certified guide
  • Locally sourced lunch
  • Trail snacks

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Samuel Hayden
I am a junior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, studying exercise science and psychology. I also ride omnium, a mix of cross-country, short track, dual slalom, downhill, and enduro for the Fort Lewis cycling team. Mountain biking for me...

Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
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RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride Add-ons
ADD-ON PRICE
Rental bike standard alloy 26.7"$85.00
Rental Bike carbon upgrade$120.00


Below you will find the start and end dates as well as pickup locations for departures of this Ride. To book a spot on this Ride, click on the 'Book Now' link to book your spot.

This Getaways destination is not accepting bookings just yet. Please send a message via the Contact Us form if you would like to be notified when Rides are ready for booking.

Dates Duration Starting Point Starting Time Ending Point End Time Price Currency Booking Availability
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1 Day(s) Piedmont Trailhead - 2226 Hutchinson Rd, Duluth, MN 55811 9:30am Piedmont Trailhead - 2226 Hutchinson Rd, Duluth, MN 55811 3:30am 165.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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