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WE HELP YOU LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

"#1 MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR COMPANY ON EARTH"

-National Geographic Adventure

Since 1996, Sacred Rides has helped over 10,000 people from around the world get more out of life through heart-pounding, fist-pumping, soul-fulfilling mountain bike adventures in some of the most spectacular places on Earth

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our awards!


#1 Mountain Bike Company on Earth

National Geographic Adventure


Best Mountain Bike Outfitter 2014

Outside Magazine Annual Travel Awards


Top Trips in Canada

Explore Magazine


Teva Sustainability Award

Adventure Travel World Summit

why ride with sacred rides?

Here are a few reasons why you'll have the adventure of your life with us: 


20+ YEARS ON TOP

Since 1996 we’ve been the world’s leading mountain bike adventure company, ranked “#1 Mountain Bike Tour Company on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and “Best MTB Outfitter” by Outside Magazine.


LOCAL GUIDES

All of our Rides are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and highly-trained local guides. Secret trails, out-of-the-way swimming holes, the best restaurant in town... they know it all!


MEANINGFUL ADVENTURES

Our Rides feature lots of local culture and flavour - we start with great mountain biking then layer on lots of interaction with locals and local experiences to give you a better appreciation for the area you're visiting.

our core purpose

 

To inspire you to live life to the fullest through kickass mountain bike adventures
  • By challenging you to safely push your limits
  • By connecting you with other people, places and cultures
  • By thrilling you with spine-tingling moments of joy and awe
  • By moving you with soul-stirring locations and experiences

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A FEW MORE REASONS...

A few more ways we help you live life to the fullest:


100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Not 100% satisfied? We’ll give you a free Getaway, no questions asked. If we haven’t won you back after your free Ride, we’ll refund your money.


GIVING BACK

5 % of every booking goes to a Community Projects fund (via our charity partner), to fund projects that enrich our Getaways destinations.


GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Once you're signed up, you're going! We won't ever cancel a trip due to low numbers, so you can go ahead and book your flights early and save $$$!

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

These are the values that guide us.

  • Make a positive impact in the world.
  • Do things differently and take smart risks.
  • Make decisions that will make sense 100 years from now.
  • Work hard to earn trust and even harder to keep it.
  • Give back to the people and places that support us.
  • Have fun and be a little ridiculous.
  • WOW our customers with every interactions.
  • Be 100% accountable.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

Why Mountain Biking Matters

Mountain biking can change lives.  I know this because it’s changed mine. 

From the moment I first threw a leg over a bike at the age of 6, I was hooked.  Discovering mountain biking 12 years later only deepened the addiction.  Sacred Rides was founded, way back in 1996 in Fernie, British Columbia, on the belief that mountain biking can make a difference in people’s lives: our Riders, our guides and support staff, and the people in the communities we visit. 

From opening us up to the sanctity of our mountains, forests and rivers, to experiencing another culture from the seat of one’s steed, to making direct contributions to local community projects, mountain biking has the ability to change lives.  I think you’ll agree that mountain biking and travel can and should change the world for the better. That’s the very core of what Sacred Rides is all about.

Mike Brcic,

Founder/CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)

UNBEATABLE STAFF

Our staff are among the best in the world.

I grew up in Duluth and started my guiding career while in college, leading high school kids through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Despite a few close calls with lightning and many long portages, we all survived and I learned that good humor, great food, and warm clothes are essential to having fun outside. After earning my master's degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and worked as an editor at Outside magazine. Now a contributing editor and writer, I've moved back to my roots and am so excited about the new mountain biking opportunities in Duluth that I want to share them with others.
I started riding my bike in Duluth when I was about six. My dad used to pull us in a Burley. I don’t remember much from those days, but we also had a tandem Tag Along. I would be in the back all of the time behind my brother and my dad and I wouldn’t be able to shift gears, so it would be my dad’s fault if we crashed. But we never did. I started mountain biking competitively in seventh grade. My first race was the “Dirtspanker” and I came in second place. I decided I really liked racing when I started high school. In ninth grade I won the junior varsity overall championship for the Minnesota High School League. My sophomore year I got third place overall for varsity. I’m excited to guide trips, I enjoy riding and I love showing people the trails in Duluth. My Favorite Sacred Ride: Sedona. But my favorite trail in Duluth is Hawk’s Ridge. I love the view of the lake.
Rides I Guide: Technical Difficulties
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 is about escaping the stress of daily life by immersing myself in the outdoors where I can be alone with my thoughts as my bike and I float like a butterfly over rough and rugged terrain. The harder my bike and I dance, the more time itself seems to slow down. I love how Duluth has a trail for whatever mood I am in— some are epic flow trails where I can ride fast through massive berms and push the limits, some are old-fashioned, rooty, narrow mountain bike trails, and some downhills have scary rock faces. Duluth riding is not only amazing for its terrain, it’s also cool because I can stop to eat at restaurants with locally grown food, which is ultra-important for me as a competitive cyclist. When I’m not on my bike I’m at the gym lifting or outside climbing, hiking, kayaking or working in the vegetable garden. When I give my body a break, I usually cook recovery food and read, which makes me fall asleep on the couch. My proudest moment on a bike: I was the Minnesota mountain biking state champion of 2014. My sacred ride: All of Duluth’s trails.
I moved to Duluth in the early 1980's to pursue a graduate degree in Geology. I became infatuated with Lake Superior and the availability of outdoor recreation along its shoreline. I bought a first-generation Gary Fisher (I wish I still owned it) and rode it on Duluth's earliest "mountain bike” trails, a mix of grassy ski, snowmobile, and motocross trails. I've been riding and racing ever since. My favorite races are the MDH 100 and the DK 200. I love a long day on the bike. In 2013, at the urging of my two energetic sons, who are now Sacred Rides guides with me, I founded and continue as the head coach for Duluth's NICA-affiliated Duluth Composite Team. It's an exceptional experience to see 80 high school kids love to ride their bikes on Duluth's trails. I’m inspired by teaching them a life sport that builds a strong mind, body, and character. My Sacred Ride: anywhere along the Duluth Traverse with a panoramic view of Lake Superior. I'm a Level 3 NICA coach and PMBIA instructor.

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