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Roam Retreat @ Whitefish MT | A Womxn's MTB Vacation

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Whitefish Bike Retreat

855 Beaver Lake Road

Whitefish, MT 59937

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Specialized Presents Roam Retreats | Three day, all-inclusive, fun as hell, adventure mountain bike vacations.

About this Event

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, professionally catered food, Specialized demo bikes, Industry Nine wheelset demos, SRAM supported technical workshops, and so much more.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • 3 days of riding with a crew of stoke-fueled local ride leaders
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Whitefish Bike Retreat
  • All breakfasts, dinners, trailside lunches & après bike appetizers
  • Complimentary drinks, including coffee, Sierra Nevada beer (GF available!), wine, and LaCroix a plenty!
  • High end 2020 carbon demo bikes from Specialized Bicycles
  • Custom demo wheels from Industry Nine Components
  • Ride nutrition & hydration provided by nuun Hydration
  • In-depth bike maintenance clinic taught by professional female mechanics and supported by SRAM
  • Transportation & ride support to shred iconic Whitefish trails

SKILL & FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

Required Skill: Level 4 | Required Fitness: Level 4

Recommended Skill: Level 4 | Recommended Fitness: Level 4+

"Rad weekend!! You can ride as much or little as you want with ample opportunity to get fully blown out or just kick back at camp with a beer and a new buddy. Super laid back, great food and top-notch hospitality without the pressure of an over-packed itinerary. Relax. Get rowdy. Ride bikes. Make friends. Roam. Retreat."

- Katie, Denver Colorado

What To Expect?

From the moment you arrive at your retreat, you will likely receive a very genuine bear-hug from one or more members of our staff. After we hug-it-out, you'll get settled into your accommodations and then ready to ride. This may include getting setup on a 2020 Specialized carbon full-suspension demo bike and/or Industry Nine wheelset; we'll work closely with you to hand-select the right bike and size that suits your riding style and experience level.

After a quick description of the day's rides, we will pair you up with a group of similarly skilled riders and an expert ride leader to whisk you away onto the epic hero dirt that these trails are famous for. Don't worry if you aren't sure where you fit in; our team has helped thousands of women find their "sweet spot" within group rides, and girl, we're here to help you do the same.

Meals & Après Ride

You'll enjoy hearty breakfasts, impressive lunch spreads, delicious appetizers and beautiful dinners curated and prepared by Whole Foods Ambassador Chef Lentine Alexis to ensure you are properly fueled to maximize ride effort and recovery. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options will always be available.

In the evenings we will set aside time for an optional technical workshop where you'll have an opportunity to learn basic bike maintenance, as well as a chance to delve into more advanced topics such as suspension and brakes with our team of professional female mechanics with support from SRAM

Throughout the weekend you can choose your own adventure. Ride until you can't feel your legs anymore? Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a hammock or poolside? Chat up our staff about suspension technology? Or maybe just enjoy a Roamarita while getting to know fellow lady shredders. However you adventure with us, we know you will thoroughly enjoy this stunning destination.

We can't wait to ride with you,

-The Roam Crew

Is this a skills clinic?

Noooope. We're here to shred!

Do I need my own bike?

We have a custom fleet of full-suspension carbon Specialized demo bikes available all weekend - you may still want to bring your own bike, but if you are flying, or in the market for a new steed, a demo might be your best option. Demo bikes are first-requested, first served, and we will confirm bike/wheel reservation prior to the Retreat.

Does anyone join by themselves?

Heck yes! About a third of our participants join us solo; they always leave with a dozen or so new friends. Our goal is to create a fun-first, welcoming space for all the lady shredders, solo adventurers included.

What is the average age of your participants?

Our youngest shredders tend to be in their late twenties, with nearly half of our participants being over 40. We host multiple 60+ (and completely badass 70+) riders every year. You must be 21 to attend.

Is this a WTF friendly event?

Absofrigginlutely.

What is the riding going to be like?

Varied! Whitefish is one of our most diverse trail locations. We will spend Friday on the Whitefish Trail - a meanderingly stunning XC network with lakeside views and ripping flow sections. Saturday we head out to ride the rugged Reid Divide, a backcountry epic with tons of descending (and climbing too!). Sunday we let the lifts do the work at the Whitefish Resort Bike Park - the park boasts XC and DH trails a plenty!

If you are concerned about the difficulty of trails, please contact us at hello@thisisroam.com

I am an advanced/expert rider, should I even bother coming?

Rebecca Rusch, Jill Kintner, Kelli Emmett, and current Queen of Crankworx Vaea Veerbeck had a blast at our events. Our answer is a hearty EFF YEAH!

Can I bring my dog?

We heart Fluffy, but she needs to stay home.

I always ride with my husband, can he just come and hangout?

Nope. Sorry fellas, ladies only. We really can’t risk catching your husband's/boyfriend's/male sidekick's cooties at the event. If you really like riding with your man friend, check out our Coed Roam Retreats!

Which airport should I fly into?

Glacier Park International Airport (GPI) : is a 45 minute drive to the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Flying into Missoula or Bozeman are also options (several hours away) if you are looking for an extended trip, but GPI is our recommendation for the weekend.

What are my transportation options getting to/from the event?

Please arrange your own transportation. The Whitefish Bike Retreat offers airport shuttles to/from the Retreat. Please request a pickup well in advance as shuttles often get booked up .

When does the Retreat start and end?

Plan to meet us Thursday night for light refreshments and a welcome toast at 6:30pm. We will spend the evening setting up demo bikes and preparing you for a weekend of mtb goodness. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY. Early arrivals totally salt our setup and event preparation; if left to our devices, we will be completely shreddy for ya at 6:30pm. The Retreat will officially end at 3pm on Sunday, but participants often choose to ride until a bit later. We will have a custom late checkout option for those needing to shower post-ride.

Can I book a room at the venue for early or post-event nights?

Please book at an alternate location prior to the retreat. We scurry around like little elves before the event making sure everything is dialed and we want you to see the party-ready version of our venue when you arrive. You are absolutely welcome to book additional nights after the retreat, but please be mindful that our crew will be back in elf mode cleaning up.

What should I bring? What is the schedule? Can you give me more details?

We will be sending you a weekend schedule, packing list and all sorts of details prior to your arrival.

Where can I learn more about Roam Events?

Learn more at www.thisisroam.com

TRANSFERS/REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY

TRANSFERS

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.

REFUNDS

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.

*Please note that we have the right to refuse transfer to another person. Due to safety or logistical concerns, we occasionally cannot approve a transfer. (i.e. registering for an advanced retreat and requesting to transfer your ticket to a beginner rider)

We also understand illness, injury, or family emergencies do happen. While we’ll always want to help, please be ready for the above policies to still apply.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please be sure to fully look over details on our website, including the specific details for this event (don't forget to browse our comprehensive FAQ while you're there). Still have questions? We can be reached by email at hello@thisisroam.com

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Whitefish Bike Retreat

855 Beaver Lake Road

Whitefish, MT 59937

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