WELCOME TO WHITEFISH
Located in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains & nestled at the gateway to Glacier National Park, Whitefish boasts almost unparalleled beauty and wilderness in the lower 48.
This is a breathtaking opportunity to experience just a taste of the the millions of acres of mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers that surround the quaint little town of Whitefish in every direction.
Our trip lands smack in the middle of the Whitefish Range -comprised of numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers and an enormous valley that stretches 60 square miles and features an impressive amount of rugged, and in the best way, scrappy trails that ebb and flow throughout the valley. A day of riding at The Whitefish Bike Park provides 360 degree views along with 22 trails that pump, bump, and flow down to the valley floor.
What to expect
Three varied days of riding, wild and scenic shredding
3 Days, 3 Nights
Strong Beginner - Expert
Required Skill: Level 2/3 - Strong Beginner/Novice
Recommended Skill : 3+
Required Fitness : Level 3
Recommended Fitness: Level 4+
Full Suspension Carbon Specialized Demo Bike
Thanks to our Roam Retreat partners
Subject to change based on conditions.
Trip Package Includes
3 days of riding with professional trip leaders, with a 5:1 customer/guide ratio
3 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 light refreshments 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.
"I was hesitant at first since I rarely ride outside of training for an event. What an amazing way to unwind, connect with friends, and step outside your box. Totally worth every second. Will be back."
- Joanna, Roam Retreat Participant
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 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
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.
1 puffy coat for post ride
2-3 casual shirts
1 pair travel/comfy pants
1 pair of casual shorts
Swimsuit + travel towel
1 beanie & 1 hat w/ sun visor
Wet wipes/hand sanitizer
Phone/electronics charging cords
Portable battery charging unit
Headlamp w/ spare batteries
What's Included in a Roam Retreat + Other FAQs
What's included in my event registration?
THREE 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.
- Eight organic-inspired meals starting w/ breakfast on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Plus refreshments and dessert on Thursday!
- 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: GPI Glacier Park International Airport (45 min)