$300 – $575

Roam Retreat @ Whitefish MT

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The Whitefish Bike Retreat

855 Beaver Lake Rd

Whitefish, MT 59937

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Roam Retreats are all-inclusive women's mountain bike trips in world-class riding destinations.

ABOUT ROAM RETREAT @ WHITEFISH: Home to the first-ever Roam Retreat, we are back for a third summer at the stunning Whitefish Bike Retreat. Miles of singletrack, high alpine trails, and a day of lift-access riding at Whitefish Resort!

30 LADIES | 6 STAFF | MOUNTAIN BIKING, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, MEALS, & "Plain, unadultarated, unsucky fun!" (as one of our participants described)

READ OTHER TESTIMONIALS HERE


JUNE 22-24, 2018

What's Inlcuded?

  • 3 days of riding with a crew of knowledgable trail leaders
  • 2 nights accomodations at Whitefish Bike Retreat
  • Healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, appetizers, and snacks galore.
  • Speciality drinks, including beer & wine
  • FREE 2018 carbon demo bikes from Specialized Bicycles
  • 1 Full-Day lift pass to Whitefish Resort Bike Park
  • In-depth bike maitenance clinic taught by profressional female mechanics and supported by SRAM
  • Shuttles & ride support to shred iconic Whitefish trails
  • Scroll below for more answers to your questions on our FAQs.

What To Expect?

From the moment you arrive at your Roam Retreat, you will likely recieve a very genuine bear-hug from one or more members of our staff. After we hug-it-out, we will get you ready, or as we like to say, "get shreddy" to ride. This may include getting setup on a carbon 2018/2019 Specialized bike; we'll work closely with you to hand-select the right bike and size that suits your riding style and experience level.

Once shreddy, we will pair you up with a group of similarly skilled riders and a knowledgable ride leader to whisk you away to shred the Whitefish Trail - a beautiful XC trail that wanders the green woods and quaint lakes of Whitefish. Your ride duration will depend on your arrival time, but afterwards, you'll enjoy a beautiful meal carefully curated and prepared by our staff to ensure you are properly fueled for a weekend of riding. Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan options will always be available.

Breakfast will be plentiful, and after a quick description of the day's rides, we will hop into shuttle vehicles to make the 1-hour trek to our high alpine ride start on Day 2. When everyone is at the tippy top of the mountain, we will self-select into a group of lady shredders of similar skill and speed. 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 we're here to help you do the same. We've had world champion pros join us, along beginner weekend warriors and everything in-between (frequently all on the same trip)...we get asked a lot, and we'll let you know in advance that, absolutely there are trails and a group for you to ride with.

Lunch is prepared daily with an impressive DIY sandwhich spread and easy-to-take-with-you snacks. In the evenings we will set aside time for an optional "Roam Wrench Clinic" where you'll have an opportunity to learn basic bike maitenance, 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.

On Sunday morning, we will pack up and depart for a full day of lift-access trail riding at Whitefish Resort. Should you back your DH gear and full face? Youbetcha! While there is access to mellow green and blue trails at the bike park, most of the park is geared toward advanced blue and rippin' good black diamond trails with heaps of fun bumps, jumps, and berms. Get stoked!

Throughout the weekend you can choose your own adventure and ride until you can't feel your legs, or take a mellow approach and ride less, opting for more free time to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings. Whatever adventure you choose, we're committed to helping make it a fun one.

-The Roam Crew

"Absolutely beautiful, amazing, most mind-blowing weekend of my life." - Roxie, Roam Retreat @ Sedona 2016

BASIC EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday

  • Arrive at your Roam Retreat.
  • Have lunch, grab a snack, and ride!
  • Welcome reception
  • SRAM Technical Clinic

Saturday

  • Ride ALL DAMN DAY
  • Afternoon Chillout or Ride More!
  • SRAM Technical Clinic
  • Taco Tuesday on Saturday (bring your flannels!)

Sunday

  • SWAG, Raffle & Giveaways
  • Lift-access shred session at Whitefish Resort Bike Park
  • Official goodbyes
  • Head home and plan for your next adventure with us!

(Fully detailed schedule will be available upon registration)


FAQs

What is the difference between a Roam Premiere Retreat and Roam Retreat?

Accommodations. Roam Premiere Retreats are hosted at hotels, lodges, or cabins (as indicated in the price variations). Non-Premiere retreats might include camping, primitive accommodations, or hostel-style bunk housing.

Is this a skills clinic?

Nope. There are a ton of amazing skills clinics out there (check out www.thisisroam.com for our recommendations) and we are not trying to be one of them. The purpose of this event is to bring together a community of female riders for a fun weekend of riding together, eating together, and drinking together (if you're into that kind of thing). In some ride groups we may stop and session a few things for fun, but that’s about it.

What is a SRAM Technical Clinic?

SRAM technicians and other professional female mechanics will be leading optional hands-on bike maintenance and education sessions. We will cover the basics of bike maintenance (parts of the bike, safety checks, cleaning your bike, etc.) and more advanced topics (tubeless setup, suspension tuning, derailleur adjustments) as well as how to fix a flat. Participants will have an opportunity to wrench on their own bikes, check out different bike geometry and suspension styles, and ask questions from knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Are there age restrictions associated with this event?

Yep...you must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

What are my transportation options getting to the event?

Flying in? The closest airport is Glacier Park International (FCA) in Kalispell, MT. From there you can rent a car or catch a free shuttle straight to Whitefish Bike Retreat (about a 30 min. drive.)

Do I need my own bike?

Not neccessarily! We have a fleet of 2018/2019 Specialized bikes for free demo. Indicate your prefernce in registration and we will help get a bike reserved for part of, or the entire weekend (reservations placed as requested)

Do I need to bring my own food and beverages?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided along with beverages. We can provide vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

What is the riding going to be like?

​The trails in the Whitefish area range from gentle, cross-country single track to and epic alpine descents to challenging, adrenaline filled freestyle trails with man-made features. We will also have a day of lift-access riding at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. There's something out there for everybody!

I'm a beginner rider, can I come?

Yes! This is the most beginner-friendly retreat we offer! There are a wide variety of trail difficulties offered in Whitefish. That being said, in order to get the most out of your Roam Retreat we recommend that you

  • have at least a season of mountain bike experience under your belt
  • have taken a clinic.
  • have a moderate+ level of fitness.

If you can check off at least two of the above bullet points you're crushing it! If you're unsure of your riding level just shoot us an email or a phone call and we can talk it out.

I'm an intermediate rider, can I come?

Yes! You are going to love the challenge the trails in Whitefish have to offer.

I'm an advanced/pro rider, can I come?

Yes! We promise not to make you coach anyone or ride with the newbies, unless you want to. There are wicked challenging trails that we will make sure you have access to so you can get your shred on.

What should I bring?

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

I forgot something I need for riding or I broke my bike Friday afternoon, can you help?

Heck yeah. Pro mechanics will be on hand for minor fixes, unfortunately, we don't have a bike shop full of parts with us. Luckily there are a number of local shops that we can get you hooked up with!

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.

My friend is signing up too; can we share a room?

Yes. Please notate who is joining you when you signup and we will do our best to accommodate your request to stick together.

I want to stay in Whitefish forever! Do you provide accommodations prior to or after the event?

We have negotiated participant rates at Whitefish Bike Retreat and you can book your own accommodations with them for as long as you want (just be sure to mention you are a part of our group). If you want some other options, ask us and we can help you find a place!

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring anything fun and legal, but please leave Fido at home.

What is your cancellation policy?

A full refund (minus a $25 per ticket processing fee) is available up to 30 days prior to the event. Any cancellations for any reason within 30 days, will not be refunded but can be transferred to another Roam Retreat or participant pending available space.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

We can be reached by email at hello@thisisroam.com

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