MAY 24-26, 2019
Roam Retreat Fruita Colorado
"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, Anne Arbor, Michigan
WELCOME TO FRUITA
Fruita Colorado is one of the best kept not-so-secret-anymore ride destinations in the Western US. Sample stunning desert topography with slick rock, junipers, ledges & cliffside views of the muddy Colorado River.
Join us for a 3 day/2 night weekend of lady shred, gourmet food, free Specialized demo bikes, and SRAM supported technical clinics taught by professional female mechanics.
Fruita is nestled in the farthest reaches of the western slope of Colorado and sits quaintly at the base of the Grand Mesa - the world's largest flat top mountain range. Flanked by eroding sandstone mesas on one side, thriving fruit orchards on another, and, after years of the city rebranding themselves as a mountain bike destination, hundreds of miles of singletrack.
Enjoy the ancient rock pillars of the Colorado National Monument, the ribbony buff of classic rides at 18-Road trails, the stunningly beautiful and technical challenges of Horsethief Bench, Lunch Loops, and Kokopelli trails. Top it all off with a visit to the Hot Tomato Cafe - possibly the most iconic post-ride hangout in the US...and the pizza's pretty incredible to boot.
Fruita offers the perfect combinations of terrain to challenge riders of all skill levels and abilities, although those looking to tackle the most technical of trails will love what the Fruita area has to offer.
Friday May 24th - Sunday May 26th
3 Days, 2 Nights
Women's Only | Standard Retreat
Specialized Demo Bike
Starting at $499
DAY ONE - WELCOME TO THE WESTERN SLOPE!
Our retreat will kick off with an afternoon ride in neighboring Grand Junction. We will shuttle you up to our favorite "locals" trails that not too many visitors know about - epic slickrock, rowdy descents, and insane views of the Grand Valley and Grand Mesa. Post ride we will cruise back over to Fruita where you will have one thing to look forward to - a warm slice of famous Hot Tomato pizza paired with a curated cooler of Sierra Nevada brews & (optional) female-led tech clinic.
DAY TWO - KICKIN' IT AT KOKOPELLI
On day two we'll head over to the iconic Kokopelli Trails a mashup of crazy technical singletrack and buffed out flowy trails - all with peaks at the Colorado River and beautiful desert canyon views. We'll take you on several loops curated just for our group to maximize the fun-o-meters.
You might not be hungry after our hearty trailside lunch, but be prepared for Taco Tuesday on Saturday - our signature fiesta night and campfire kumbaya.
DAY THREE - HOT LAPS & GOODBYES
We'll finish out the weekend with a beautiful breakfast followed by a crazy fun morning of shuttles on shuttles on shuttles. 18 Road trails are the perfect finale with short loops of fast, flowing, boosty singletrack - as a bonus, you'll get to shuttle your little dirt loving heart out as much and as often as we can load bikes, shred, and repeat.
We'll conclude our Fruita epic with genuine bear hugs, and plans for future weekends of shred!
We've put together a few ride details that represent a typical Roam Retreat. Please keep in mind that these are not exact figures, but rather a general idea of what you can expect on a given trip. Be sure to check out our Skill Level and Fitness Rating System to get a more specific idea of what each destination has to offer.
We categorize our rides into three different groups based primarily on pace, technical difficulty, and distance/elevation. When you arrive at a retreat, choose your own group and your own adventure!
Skill Level: 2-4
Fitness Level: 2-4
Our CHILL group is for those who like to...chill on their mountain bike rides. We'll typically stick to green and blue trails & ride at a relaxed pace with stops for less than 3 hours in a day. Some of our chill riders will need to walk features or steeper climbs.
Elevation Gain: >500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 4-10 miles
Skill Level: 5-7
Fitness Level: 4-6
Slow on the ups, sendy on the downs! This group will often ride the same routes as our CHILL or CHALLENGER group, but riders will take their time on climbs and pedally bits, and let 'er rip going full-send on the descents.
Elevation Gain: 500-1500 vert. ft
Ride Distance: 5-13 miles
Skill Level: 5-8
Fitness Level: 5-8
Our CHALLENGER rides will tackle blue and some black trails at a moderate pace. Riders are expected to be able to cleanly ride all blue trail features and most black features. This group may ride 3-4+ hours in a day.
Elevation Gain: >1,500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 5-15 miles
Skill Level: 6-8
Fitness Level: 7-8
CHARGER? Yep. This is the "we're not pandering or hand-holdy" part of Roam. Go ride your damn bike. As far and as hard and as long as you want to. We'll have a beer waiting for you when you get back.
Elevation Gain: <1,500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 10+ miles
Hearty, wholesome food to fuel your ride.
"The food was fabulous! Loved the healthy options and the time and thought that was put into every meal."
Organic-inspired meals, snacks, and appetizers. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten freedom options will always be on the table, and we consider individual food restrictions and allergies when designing our menu.
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