JULY 19-21, 2019
Roam Retreat Whitefish, MT
Whitefish Bike Retreat
"Roam Retreat was an FANTASTIC experience. The Roam community was so welcoming and encouraging. My friend and I were definitely nervous and feeling overwhelmed...but the relaxed, go-have-fun-&-enjoy-the-trails atmosphere...just gave us the confidence boost we needed. I walked away feeling energized, more confident, and ready to go on my next Roam Retreat" - Anna, Chicago IL
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.
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.
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.
So whatever bike thrills you seek - you’ll find it with us in Whitefish.
Friday July 19th - Sunday July 21st
3 Days, 2 Nights
Women's Only | Standard Retreat
Specialized Demo Bike
Starting at $499
DAY ONE - WELCOME TO WHITEFISH!
Our retreat will kick off with an afternoon cross-country ride on the iconic Whitefish Trail system. We'll head right off the patio at the quaint and gloriously bike-centric Whitefish Bike Retreat and onto the trail for an afternoon of pedaling amongst the berry bushes and around the adorably beautiful little lakes that dot the landscape.
Post ride you have one thing to look forward to - our famous #fourfootcheesboard paired with a curated cooler of Sierra Nevada brews & (optional) female-led tech clinic.
DAY TWO - HIGH ALPINE HALLELUJAH
If you've been looking to ride a rugged high alpine ridge line deep in the wilderness, here's your chance. We'll head out the door and onto a shuttle that might be as wild and bumpy as the ride itself - but totes worth it. Your reward is a multi-hour old-school singltrack shred amongst old growth forests and with possible glimpses of Glacier National Park with a finale of lunch and a swim at a gorgeous mountain lake.
You might not be hungry after our hearty lakeside lunch, but be prepared for Taco Tuesday on Saturday - our signature fiesta night and campfire kumbaya.
DAY THREE - LIFTOFF & GOODBYES
We'll finish our weekend with a hearty breakfast followed by a jam-packed day of lift-access riding at the Whitefish Bike Park. 30 miles of purpose built trails range from mellow XC meandering to full-sender black diamond gravity trails. Take advantage of our parking lot chill lounge in between hot laps in the park.
We'll conclude our Montana 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 four 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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