Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Ride the best of both worlds! Free your mind with a challenging cross country ride through Riverside State Park and then charge the flow trails, jumps and drops at Beacon/Sekani the next day

Combine the best of our one-day rides based in the Spokane River gorge into a two-day mountain bike blast.  One day of cross country Riverside State Park singletrack followed by a day of multiple loops on flow trails at Beacon/Sekani.  End each day's ride sharing stories and local beers and beverages at a neighborhood pub.  Meals made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and hotel accommodations in downtown Spokane add to the fantastic weekend.  See the descriptions for our one-day Riverside Ramble and Sekani Scramble to find out what to expect from each day's trails.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

This ride is for you if you are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, loose rocks and some short, technical climbs on some varied, challenging terrain. You are comfortable and confident with a front wheel lift and rear wheel lift to get up and over larger obstacles (up to 6 inches) such as roots and rocks that are not rollable. You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 3-4 hours of pedal time each day. This ride can be customized to meet the level of skills and fitness of your group, from beginner to advanced mountain bikers. We are working on our ride calendar for 2017 right now. If you are interested in a specific date, please click the Contact Us button and let us know so we can reserve a spot just for you!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    6/9

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.

    Level 6/Intermediate Advanced

    • You are confident in your climbing and descending skills.
    • You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs (up to 4" high) and rocks.
    • You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing non-technical singletrack.
  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $575 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    6/9

    Level 6

    • You can ride 4-5 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 500 vertical metres (1,650 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 5-6 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 6

    • You can ride 4-5 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days.
    • You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 500 vertical metres (1,650 ft.) in a day.
    • You exercise on average 5-6 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    2 days
  • DATES

    May - OctoberSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : Riverside Ramble - Full day ride with lunch

Guests will arrive on Friday evening and check into their downtown Spokane hotel room. The evening is yours to explore, find some great local restaurant food, but don't stay out too late! Saturday starts early with coffee, juice, snacks, and a quick pre-ride orientation. Get setup on your bike and then follow your experienced and knowledgeable guide on a warmup ride. The warmup is a short, but beautiful ride on the paved Centennial Trail through Riverfront Park to the trailhead. The downstream leg of the loop follows along the river, through forests, and up cliffs to one of several stunning overlooks. Next, step off the bikes to enjoy a light, healthy meal made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to refuel for the return trip. After photos and food, return on more riverside singletrack to the start point. Finish the afternoon by enjoying after ride local beer, wine or soft drinks and telling stories of the day's adventure. After that, the night is yours to enjoy downtown Spokane's restaurant and nightlife, all within a short walk or Uber.

Day 2 : Sekani Scramble - Full day ride with lunch

Start the day with coffee, juice, snacks and a quick pre-ride orientation. Get setup on your bike and then follow your experienced and knowledgeable guide on a warmup ride. The warmup is a short, but beautiful ride on the paved Centennial Trail through Riverfront Park to the trailhead at Beacon/Sekani. Ride a variety of loops on cross country and flow trails, at skill levels from beginner to expert. Next, step off the bikes to enjoy a light, healthy meal made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to refuel for the return trip. After photos and food, return on the Centennial Trail to the start point. Finish the day at a neighborhood pub by enjoying after ride local beer before heading to the airport or driving home and savoring the memories of the weekend's fun.
  • Coffee, juice, and snacks before the ride (and some for your pack)
  • Experienced and friendly local guides
  • Lunch each ride day professionally prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and served at a trailside overlook
  • Local beer, wine or soft drinks after completing each day's ride
  • Two nights lodging at a quality downtown Spokane hotel
  • Smiles as you share stories of the day's memorable adventures
  • * See Add-Ons to include a quality mountain bike rental

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Derrick Fernandez
From a big wheel to a 29" i've always enjoyed riding. I feel fortunate to be able to share the trails I love with others and always try to make the ride enjoyable, fun, and exciting.

Ken Hoekema
I am a Spokane local, born and raised here in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Spending time on two wheels has always been a passion of mine, with mountain biking being my main outdoor focus since the early 1990s. I am excited to continue to share my...[more]
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Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!
Sekani Scramble
Riverside Ramble

Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 3-4 hours of time in the saddle, plus food and photo ops of 1-2 more hours 30-35 km 500 m 500 m 775 m
2 3-4 hours of time in the saddle, plus food and photo ops of 1-2 more hours 25-30 km 500 m 500 m
Totals 6 hours 55 km 1000 m 1000 m 775 m
NOTE: There are no scheduled departures at the moment, but custom group departures are available for groups of 2 or more. If you are interested in a custom departure, contact us at spokane@sacredrides.com or 5099397668.
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