Guided Ride FAQ

Guiding FAQ’s

Where will we meet the guide?

  • At the Bike Farm property unless otherwise arranged

Will we ride from the Bike Farm?

  • Rides will either be in DuPont State Forest (approx. 15 minute drive from the Bike Farm) or Pisgah Forest (drive time is 10-20 minutes)

Will we need to drive to the trail or will transportation be provided?

  • You will need to follow the guide to the trail in your own vehicle
  • If you have a rental car, guide will be able to transport bikes for you

What should I bring for the ride?

  • Vital essentials include: WATER (approx. 1 liter/hour), FOOD (granola bar, fruit, trail mix, etc.)   *We have Osprey hydration packs for rent if you need a pack to carry your belongings in
  • A great attitude!

What should I wear?

  • Cycling clothing if you have it
  • Athletic/Workout clothing works just as well (anything that breathes well and will wick moisture away from your body)
  • Shoes (Cycling, Sneakers, Skate, Running, or Hiking boots)
  • It is a good idea to bring a rain jacket with you as well – better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it

How long will we be riding for?

  • Half-day guided trips are up to 3 hours of saddle time
  • Full-day guided trips are up to 5 hours of saddle time

Should I bring my own bike or will there be a bike provided?

  • Bring your own or let us set you up on the latest and greatest of bike technology

What certifications do the guides have?

  • All our guides are at minimum Wilderness First-Aid and CPR certified. Every guide carries a first-aid kit with them.

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