WELCOME TO BEND
Tucked neatly between the snow covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the inspiring high desert plateaus of Central Oregon, Bend, Oregon has evolved from a sleepy lumber town to an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts
Hundreds of miles of pristine singletrack beneath a canopy of ponderosa pines in the Cascade mountains, it doesn't get much better than this.
Bend is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush, and bitter-brush. It is a place boasting ubiquitous views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains flitting in and out of sight as you navigate world class trails.
What to expect
Miles of fast, smooth, purpose-built mtb singletrack
3 Days, 2 Nights
Strong Beginner - Expert
Required Skill: Level 2/3 - Strong Beginner/Novice
Recommended Skill : 3+
Required Fitness : Level 3
Recommended Fitness: Level 3+
Full Suspension Carbon Specialized Demo Bike
Thanks to our Roam Retreat partners
"Loved this trip. By far the best women's retreat I have been to. I truly got to choose my own adventure and the leaders and organizers were accessible and accommodating. This event was very well run and I have zero complaints. I will definitely do another one!""
- Diane, Roam Retreat Participant
What's Included in a Roam Retreat + Other FAQs
What's included in my event registration?
Two nights lodging at our host venue
Bed/room/camping arrangement designated by ticket purchased
Late modified checkout Sunday to accomodate ride and departures schedule
Transportation to ride trailheads
Knowledgable ride leaders will whisk you away on three days of epic riding.
Curated routes to showcase the best trails in the area
*Lift ticket pass for retreats with a bike park day
Ride as much or as little as you want with our "choose your own adventure" policy!
- Professionally curated and catered meals from Wholefoods Ambassador Lentine Alexis.
- Seven organic-inspired meals starting w/ lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday.
- Wholesome snacks and nuun Hydration electrolyte drinks provided for rides
- Participant-specific food restrictions and allergies taken into consideration when designing meals. Vegeterian, Vegan, and Gluten-Freedom is always on the table.
- Complimentary drinks, including Sierra Nevada beer, wine, and LaCroix a-plenty!
- All. The. Coffee.
- Take a spin on Roam's custom fleet of full-suspension carbon Specialized bikes!
- All bikes come equipped with SRAM Eagle drivetrain and brakes.
- 130mm and 150mm travel, 27.5 and 29er wheels, and XS-XL frame sizes available.
- Limited quanitity - we have more guests than demo bikes! Bikes are reserved first-requested, first-reserved.
- *Hey fellas! We have a very limited size run of L & XL bikes on our demo fleet as our business primarely serves female riders, thanks for understanding!
- Demo the buttery smoothness of an Industry Nine Componentry wheelset.
- Demo protective wear & packs from Dakine
Roam Events SWAG bag
Roam Technical Clinic, with support from SRAM. A curated hour of all things bike taught by professional female mechanics!
Campfire kumbaya with special musical guest Andi Zolton...she peforms better plied with tequila...we're just sayin!
What's not included?
Travel to and from the event including airport transportation to and from host venue.
Tips are not required, but our ride leaders work their heinies off and, like any service-based work, they appreciate tips. We recommend $25/day. Roam staff (Ash & Andi) will always recieve tips on your behalf and split monies evenly amongst ride leaders - or to someone specific at your request!
We have Roam Events merchandise (hats, apparel, etc.) for sale - credit cards and cash accepted.
We encourage you to stop in to our recommended local bike shops for any last minute needs. Support your local bike shop!
When is the best time to register for a retreat?
Now! As soon as registration opens, we recommend you secure your spot for a retreat...we've sold out every retreat since we began trips in 2016...so do not wait!
What is your cancellation policy?
Our retreats are planned months in advance to enusure a world-class vacation experience, and with the expectation that the event will run with a full crew of guests.
Up to 48 hours prior to a retreat, a registered guest can transfer their ticket to another person*.
Up to 30 days before retreat start date, a registered guest can transfer the cost of ticket to a future Roam Retreat, less a $50 administration fee.
Within 29 days of retreat start, no cost transfers are allowed, only transfers to another person to attend in your place.
Up to 45 days before retreat start date: full refund, less $50 administration fee.
44-30 days before retreat start date: 50% refund
29 or fewer days before retreat, or "no show": no refund.
Is there a waitlist?
Yes. When tickets are sold-out, a waitlist option will appear on our Eventbrite page. Simply register on the waitlist, and if a space becomes available, we will contact you.
What if the weather is crummy?
We've had a blast riding through rain, wind, and even an unexpected snow storm (or two). We are always mindful of being good trail stewards, and will have a plan for weather if the some trails are unrideable.
FOOD & LODGING
Lodging is included at all Roam Retreats. See event details and registration tickets for specifc information on lodging options for the retreat you are interested in.
What's up with food?
You will eat a lot of it. All meals and trail snacks are provided.
SKILL LEVEL & RIDES
How is it decided which group/trails I ride during the weekend?
This is the top concern we hear...and we are experts at ensuring you WILL get to ride with a group at a pace and on trails that are fun for you! We don't want anyone killing themselves trying to keep up, or bored to tears waiting for someone to catchup.
How do lift access and shuttles work?
All retreats have some form of shuttles or lift access rides - these are awlays included in the price of registration.
I'm worried about my skill/fitness level. What say you?
Congratulations. You are officially in the club with almost every person who has ever signed up for our events. It is totally normal to be a little worried about your fitness or skill level - but please don't be! It breaks our friggin' hearts when we hear, "I was going to sign up, but I was worried I wouldn't be good enough." Don't be that person that breaks our hearts!
I'm an advanced/expert/pro rider, should I bother with a retreat?
Are you friggin kidding me? HELL YES you should come.
COED VS WOMEN'S ONLY
Are WTF invited to womxn's-only retreats?
What is the difference between a coed vs women's-only retreat?
Coed retreats have men in attendance. That's about it.
Why are retreat prices different?
Each retreat destination has a unqiue itinerary that is reflected in the registration price.
Do you offer discounts?
We don't. Our retreats include lodging, professionally catered meals, high quality snacks, drinks, knowledgable ride leaders, shuttles, lift tickets*, three days of customized rides, demo bikes and gear, bike maintenence workshops with pro mechanics, and more fun than you can shake a stick at.
What about tips?
Our goal is to provide a world-class vacation experience, period.
Arrival and departure information
Reccomended: RDM Redmond Municiple Airport (35 minutes)