Sedona, Arizona

WELCOME TO SEDONA

Suck it winter! You can believe the hype about Sedona's mountain biking - it's absolutely incredible! Our crew is ready to show you all of our favorite routes and stunning vistas amongst the red rocks.

Multi-hued sandstone swells, red rock benches, canyon views for miles with scenery that will make your heart leap - there's a reason we keep coming back to Sedona, and it isn't just for the world-class biking. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land and buttressed by four wilderness areas and two state parks, this is a landscape built for adventure.

 

Local trail builders have been kind enough to develop 250+ miles of singletrack from fast and smooth roller coasters through brush and pine trees to slickrock playgrounds and plentiful rocky tech & precipitous chutes.  So whatever bike thrills you seek - you’ll find it with us in Sedona.

What to expect

 Stunning vistas, short techy climbs & wicked fun descents 

Duration

3 Days, 2 Nights

Ability

Intermediate - Expert

 

Skill

Required Skill: Level 4 - Intermediate

Recommended Skill : 4+

Fitness

Required Fitness : Level 3

Recommended Fitness: Level 4+

Full Suspension Carbon Specialized Demo Bike

Included!

Is this trip right for you?

Click here to learn about our Skill & Fitness Rating System

 
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Feb 2021

 

FROM  $799

 

COED

SEDONA

ARIZONA

Feb 2021

 

FROM  $799

 

WOMXN'S ONLY

SEDONA

ARIZONA

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Thanks to our Roam Retreat partners

 

Itinerary

Subject to change based on conditions.

Day 1

Guests arrive to a huge lunch spread to enjoy while everyone gets bikes dialed. At midday we'll kickoff a weekend of riding with a hot lap on one of our favorite "intro to Sedona" trails featuring a great mixture of tech and flow. After, we'll into split groups based on pace and ability and head out to enjoy an afternoon on the technical, whoopin' fun trails based right out our back door in the Village of Oak Creek. Afterwards, get ready for a stunning dinner prepared by Whole Foods ambassador Lentine Alexis.

Ride: 8-12 miles, 900-1,400 feet climbing.

Day 2

After a filling and delicious breakfast, we'll load into shuttles and head over to West Sedona to ride some of the region's most iconic trails. Be ready for stunning vistas, techy singletrack, and quick fun descents. Lunch will be served trailside, after which guests can opt for more riding or head back to the resort for a calming soak in the hot tub (and maybe a few of our famous Roam-a-ritas). Our professional mechanics will lead an optional evening tech & gear clinic with dinner and campfire kumbaya to follow. 

Ride: 8-12 miles, 900-1,400 feet climbing.

Day 3

Now that we know exactly what we're getting ourselves into, our final day of riding will be riders choice with plenty of spicy (and chill!) trail options. After breakfast we'll split into ride groups and head out for a fun-filled day of shredding the red. Lunch will be served at the resort, with plenty of leaders around to hit the trails afterward for round 2 should you feel the need to ride until your legs fall off. This is our final day together, so we'll pack up, hug it out, & send you home most likely grinning ear to ear. 

Ride: 8-12 miles, 900-1,400 feet climbing.

Trip Package Includes
  • 3 days of riding with professional trip leaders, with a 5:1 customer/guide ratio

  • 2 nights of boutique-level lodging

  • High-end Specialized demo bike (Stumpjumper or Enduro) with custom Industry Nine wheels and SRAM/Rock Shox components

  • All meals included, from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day

  • All transportation during the trip, including shuttles

  • Ride nutrition from nuun Hydration and SKRATCH Labs. 

  • Post-ride hydration including beer, wine, and spirits. 

 
Not Included
  • Flights or transportation to start of trip

  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

  • Optional tipping of trip leaders

  • Questions? Check out our FAQ or e-mail us!

"I attended my first Roam Retreat in Sedona, AZ. It was the most amazing experience. I can't speak highly enough of the staff. The amazing meals and snacks they personally prepared were absolutely delicious. The Specialized demo bikes they provided were top of the line and the ladies that attended from Specialized were a wealth of knowledge. I cant recommend Roam enough and I am already looking forward to my next retreat." 

- Heather, Roam Retreat @ Sedona Participant

Trip Planning

High-end Specialized demo bikes with custom SRAM components and Industry Nine wheels are included in your trip package. As for packing, Sedona is located in a high desert climate. Temperatures can range from very warm to very cold, even on the same day! Be ready for both extremes on and off the trail.

Riding Gear

  • Helmet

  • Riding shoes (flats or clipless)

  • Riding pack (1-2 liter hydration)

  • 2-3 sets of riding shorts/jerseys

  • 2-3 Padded shorts/chamois

  • Riding layers (ie merino wool)

  • 1-2 pair gloves

  • 2-3 pair athletic socks

  • Knee/elbow pads

  • Rain jacket

  • Light windbreaker

  • Riding sunglasses

  • Chamois cream

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Fix-a-flat/emergency kit (recommended)

  • *On trips with lift-access bike park days (Bend, Whitefish) we suggest bringing a full-face helmet, extra pads, & goggles or eyewear with full coverage. 

Personal Gear

  • Casual shoes

  • 1 puffy coat for post ride

  • 1 flannel

  • 2-3 casual shirts

  • 1 pair travel/comfy pants

  • 1 pair of casual shorts

  • Undergarments

  • Socks

  • Swimsuit + travel towel

  • 1 beanie & 1 hat w/ sun visor

  • Toiletries

  • Wet wipes/hand sanitizer

  • Personal medications

  • Phone/electronics charging cords

  • Portable battery charging unit

  • Headlamp w/ spare batteries

What's Included in a Roam Retreat + Other FAQs

REGISTRATION

What's included in my event registration?


A ton! But specifically, lodging, rides, food, drink, FREE Specialized demo bikes, Industry Nine demo wheels and more. Lets break it down for ya: LODGING:

  • 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
RIDES:
  • 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!
FOOD AND DRINK:
  • 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.
SPECIALIZED BIKES & DEMO GEAR:
  • 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
THE REST OF THE GOODS:
  • 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?


A few things you’ll need to take care of yourself, namely:

  • Travel to and from the event including airport transportation to and from host venue.
What other costs can you expect?
  • 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! Accommodations and our demo program are also first-come, first-serve...more reasons for you to get onboard ASAP. http://roamevents.eventbrite.com/​​​​​​​




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. Thus, our cancellation policy reflects the challenges of last-minute changes in logistics/budget and the potential for a cancelled spot not being fullfilled as a retreat date draws closer. Our cancellation policy is as follows: TRANSFERS

  • 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.
REFUNDS
  • 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.
*Please note that we have the right to refuse transfer to another person. Due to safety or logistical concerns, we occasionally cannot approve a transfer. (i.e. registering for an advanced retreat and requesting to transfer your ticket to a beginner rider) We understand illness, injury, or family emergencies do happen. While we’ll always want to help, please be ready for the above policies to still apply.




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. You will have 24 hours to respond before we offer the open registration to the next person on the waitlist. There are no commitments to getting on the waitlist. You can simply decline the offer to take a spot if you are unable to attend.




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. Barring a natural disaster, Retreats will commence rain or shine. Please be prepared with apprioriate clothing and gear.





FOOD & LODGING

Lodging options


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. Private Room/Master/Studio Ticket: These private rooms are either single or double-occupancy and are, well, private; most often with their own bathrooms. Bed Add Ticket: A bed add ticket is for those wanting to share a bed and must be purchased in conjunction with a designated ticket (often a private room or queen/double bed). If you do not want to physcially share a bed with a consenting buddy, you will need to purchase a different ticket. Shared Room Ticket: Shared rooms have twin, queen, bunks and/or double beds, each w/ specific pricing. All shared room tickets indicate another human will be sleeping in the room with you. Feel free to request a roomie! Camping Ticket: Camping tickets designate a flat functional space for you to tent camp or vehicle camp. All of our Retreat campsites will have access to showers, toilets, and potable water. These tickets are BYOCG (Bring your own camping gear!), but you are welcome to choose a Campout Gear Add On ticket to enjoy a weekend in a Big Agnes camping system: Big Agnes tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, bag liner, and lamp. Bring a pillow!




What's up with food?


You will eat a lot of it. All meals and trail snacks are provided. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten freedom options will always be on the table, and we consider individual food restrictions and allergies when designing our menu. Yes...even that weird allergy to broccili...and no, we won't make you eat brussel sprouts unless you want them.





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. When you register for a Roam Retreat, you will fill out our registration questionnaire. Your answers allow us to understand what fitness and ability level you will be coming to the retreat with. Prior to the retreat, we will call you to answer any last-minute questions, and take the opportunity to clarify any skill or fitness questions we may have. We've lead a few thousand group rides, and one of our super powers is helping folks get situated on a ride and with a group that ensures the highest fun-o-meter ratings. We've got multiple rides on multiple trails at every retreat to make sure we nail it. Your group may be 8 riders, or 2 riders. Our goal is that every rider in each group rides at a similar pace. Your group may change from day-to-day, or, when we have the opportunity to mix groups during a ride, you may switch if your group ends up being faster or slower than you are on that particular day.




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. Lift access is included in Whitefish and Bend. All other locations include shuttle services.




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! We do our best to give an honest review of the trails and fitness level required to enjoy a trip. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you reach out to us if you are even a teensy bit worried about whether a trip is right for you. Our retreats are designed for those with a good level of fitness and are meant to be enjoyed by experienced riders...that being said, there are plenty of retreats that lend themselves to newer riders or those getting their pedaling legs back after a break. Reach out if that might be you!




I'm an advanced/expert/pro rider, should I bother with a retreat?


Are you friggin kidding me? HELL YES you should come. We've had World Champions, National Champs, Pros, former Pros, and lifelong badass riders at our retreats, and we've impressed the heck out of all of them. With our expert level staff, dialed trail selection, and "choose your own adventure" policy, we let you ride as long and as hard as you want to. Like our momma's said, "just be home before dark."





COED VS WOMEN'S ONLY

Are WTF invited to womxn's-only retreats?


Yes indeed! We encourage any person who identifies as female to join ANY of our events.




What is the difference between a coed vs women's-only retreat?


Coed retreats have men in attendance. That's about it. We created coed retreats because husbands and boyfriends were getting jealous and wanted to play bikes with us. We still have plenty of lady shredders attend coed retreats with girlfriends or solo, so coed does not mean you have to bring a fella to join. Dear fellas: we are not a dating service, you must join our retreat with a lady friend. No solo bros.





COSTS

Why are retreat prices different?


Each retreat destination has a unqiue itinerary that is reflected in the registration price. Additionally, ticket prices may vary within a specific retreat based on accommodation selection (camping ticket vs. private studio ticket etc.)




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. We've worked hard with our supporting partners (Specialized, Industry Nine, & SRAM have all chipped in) to keep retreat pricing as low as possible. Because of these partnerships, we are proud to be able to offer a world-class mountain bike vacation at a much lower price than our competitors.




What about tips?


Our goal is to provide a world-class vacation experience, period. That being said, this is a service-based event, and if you want to show your appreciation, we are grateful for tips. Our team pulls several 15+ hour days every retreat, and the extra love is extra appreciated. If you would like to leave a tip, please give it to Ash or Andi, and they will be evenly dispersing tips amongst ride leaders, shuttle drivers, and volunteer staff (all tips are given out to team members, Ash and Andi don't keep any). If you have a specific person to tip, just let us know! Recommended amount: $25/day





TRAVEL

Arrival and departure information


When should I arrive? Most retreats start at 10:00am on Friday, with a handful kicking off Thursday evening at 6:30pm. We will send retreat details about ten days before the trip starts with specific arrival and departure information. What if I want to arrive early or stay Sunday night? Extra nights are OYO. Generally we prefer guests to stay offsite prior to our retreats so that our team can have uninterrupted space and time to prep. Please contact us if you would like to stay extra nights post-trip at our host venue and we can direct you to the appropriate booking party. When should I depart? Our retreats officially end at 3PM on Sunday, but "unofficial" rides will often continue after. Is there parking at the retreats if I drive or rent a car? Yep!




Airport Options


Reccomended: PHX Pheonix Sky Harbor International (1.5 hours) - book a shuttle with Groome Transportation directly to Red Agave Resort or rent a car Alternate: FLG Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (1 hour) - Check layovers! Flagstaff VERY OFTEN has a layover in Pheonix, making your trip effectively longer - book a shuttle with Groome Transportation directly to Red Agave Resort or rent a car





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