Women’s White Rim Mountain Bike Clinic

Join Holiday’s experienced guides and the professional coaches of Women in the Mountains for a women’s mountain bike clinic trip on the iconic White Rim Trail! Holiday’s guides handle the cooking, and camp logistics, and bring a 4×4 support van to carry the load. Meanwhile, Women in the Mountains provides top-notch, certified PMBIA coaches to guide you through this biker’s paradise.

For the second year in a row, we are excited to offer this women’s multi-day mountain bike clinic! This trip is intended for those who are in good physical condition and are prepared to be biking 25-30 miles/day on mostly double track. You’ll receive a basic skills clinic during the first half-day, which will cover correct body position on the bike, how to safely and effectively use your brakes, tackle corners, and ride over small obstacles. While out on the trail, you will be accompanied by coaches to help guide you through the more technical portions of the ride. Participants must be capable of riding a mountain bike for hours at a time (with breaks for water and snacks). If you are not confident in your ability to participate in this offering, consider taking a Fundamentals course from Women in the Mountains in St. George or Park City, Utah before the trip!

This trip provides ample time for skills clinics with your coaches. Beginner or not, the skills clinics are an excellent way for every rider to review the basics, break old habits, and ride trails with renewed confidence.

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About our partner:

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Women in the Mountains helps women of all levels build mountain biking skills. Mountain bike clinics are designed to advance your mountain biking skills at a comfortable and relaxed pace in an environment conducive to personal growth and empowerment. Skills are broken down and presented in an accessible manner so that anyone can master a new skill. All coaches are PMBIA certified, excellent riders, and experienced teachers.

 

 

Read more about this classic Utah trail ride: The Insider’s Guide to the White Rim Trail

Green River, Utah: Things to Do and Places to Explore

Our women’s trips welcome all women, including cis and trans women!

Featured Review:

“The Women in the Mountains coaches helped me gain skills and confidence needed to further my mountain bike fun! They have a way of teaching that is super friendly, never judgmental and breaks down the basics of the moves. I can’t wait to take another clinic from them and learn more!” (Debora A)

Holiday is an authorized concessioner of Canyonlands National Park.  Additionally, (& more importantly) southern Utah’s canyon country was home to Indigenous people and cultures long before our modern society existed. Out of respect for these people, Holiday wishes to acknowledge that Island in the Sky District in Canyonlands NPS is the traditional homeland of the Pueblos and the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) people. Read more about our land acknowledgments here.
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Trip Overview

  • Type:

    Bike

  • Location:

    Canyonlands National Park

  • Length:

    4.5 Days

  • Dates:

    Sept 23-27

  • Meet at:

    Green River, Utah @ 2:00 pm Day of Trip

  • Difficulty:

    Beginner, Intermediate

  • Min. Age:

    21

  • Deposit:

    400

Highlights

  • Ride a "Bucket List" trail with a group of supportive women
  • 4.5 days of intermediate riding, paired with in-depth skills clinics with professional coaches
  • Gourmet meals and a support vehicle let you camp in luxury after a day of riding!
  • Optional hikes to stunning vistas
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Itinerary

86-miles of mostly hard-packed doubletrack leads you around the edge of the Island in the Sky district in Canyonlands National Park. These trips are challenge by choice; the handful of significant climbs, steep downhills, and more technically challenging sections with loose rock and sand can easily be walked. Don’t forget to look up while navigating this gorgeous terrain – breathtaking scenery, distinctive rock formations, and awe inducing cultural sites all await you.

Sample Itinerary

 

SAMPLE 4 1/2-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Meet & Greet with your coaches and group at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River at 2:00pm. Please bring a bike that has been recently tuned by a professional mechanic. Your coaches will perform a bike check to be sure everything is working smoothly. Alternatively, you may rent a bike from Holiday for $240. After meeting each of you and performing bike checks, we will spend 2 ½ hours reviewing mountain bike skills including body positions, braking and vision. This skills review session will take place on pavement adjacent to the Holiday River Expeditions Green River Headquarters. After the mountain bike clinic, we’ll load the bikes up to ensure a timely morning departure. Before breaking for the evening, you’ll have a pre-trip orientation with your Holiday guides. If you rented any sleeping kits, these items will also be distributed. Your guides will provide direction for meeting the next morning, and will collect personal beverages At the conclusion of the pre-trip evening, you’ll have plenty of time to grab dinner from in town and get yourself organized and packed for the next 4 days! Please note that meals and lodging today are on your own; your guides are happy to offer up their favorite local spots!

Day 2: Meet your group at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah. A two-hour van ride to the head of the Shafer Trail marks the start of the trip. The first day’s ride will take the group down the switchbacks of the Shafer trail before cutting back south toward Musselman Arch. The trail continues to wind southward as it follows the meandering course of the Colorado River. Camp on this evening is made at or near the Gooseberry Trail. Holiday’s guides will wow you with their culinary skills while you relax in camp.

Day 3: Our ride will take us over undulating roads past the white, sandstone-capped monoliths of Monument and Twin basins. Then in the afternoon, tackle our first of the trips’ two challenging uphill stretches: Murphy’s Hogbacks. After conquering the hill we will set camp for the night.

Day 4: By the morning of this day the trail has turned back north and now follows the contours of the Green River. We ride around the labyrinths of Soda Springs Basin and by Candlestick Tower before reaching Potato Bottom, where we camp for the night.

Day 5: This morning we will tackle the challenging Hardscrabble incline and visit prehistoric indigenous ruins at a lookout point above Fort Bottom. After descending from Hardscrabble Ridge to river bottom, we will follow the Green River to Mineral Canyon. After lunch, our vans will meet us for a 2-hour drive back to Green River. Our expected arrival time back at our headquarters is from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

As mentioned earlier, this is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!

Please note: Riders with no off-road bicycling experience, or who are not athletic, will most likely find this trip challenging. All riders should prepare for the trip by riding their bike on a regular basis prior to the trip. Expect to bike an average of 20-30 miles/day, depending on campsites and trip length.

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 3 reviews
 by Carolyn Misick

Rachel and Zoey were excellent guides. I really enjoyed their energy and enthusiasm. Trip was well organized. Rental mountain bike was excellent. Food was delicious and plentiful. Having Women in the Mountains join for mountain bike skills was appreciated! And of course the views on the White Rim Trail are incredible. I had a wonderful time.

 by Karin Liimatta

Usually we do everything for ourselves but turning over the White Rim trip and planning to the Holiday River guides was fabulous. The guides were fun, knowledgeable and helpful with everything from cooking fantastic meals to organizing moonlight hikes to scenic overlooks. This was a scenic trip that I'd recommend to others.

 by Rachel Schochet

Just an amazing trip!! White Rim Trail in the spring what a special and amazing trip. Susan and Collin were amazing cooks, guides, and leaders. The quality of the guides and trip were 100% top-notch!