Seth's Bike hacks trip - Fall 2019


November 1-3, 2019

Brevard, NC 

If this looks like a good time to you, then join us for the next adventure in November!

Who is ready for another action packed weekend of riding bikes with Seth from Seth's Bike Hacks?!  You would be hard pressed to find a better place to ride mountain bikes than our beautiful little mountain town of Brevard.  We will be riding trails in both Dupont State Forest and the infamous Pisgah National Forest!  All rides will be fully guided by us, Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours, and everyone will be staying in the incredible cabins at Pilot Cove (who also happen to have a flow trail on the property!).  We will ride all day and enjoy local eats + hanging out by the campfire at night!  S’mores anyone?!  If you have ever been tempted to visit Pisgah, then this is your chance to not only visit, but to ride with Seth and a great crew of fellow mountain bikers.  Space is limited, so sign up now!


 


Testimonials from previous trips

“If you are traveling to North Carolina for trail riding, you owe it to yourself to book a tour with Red Wolf. Barrett and his guides are an amazing group of humans and pups! I learned more in three days biking with them than I have in the last 10 years. This was my first time riding the gnar that is Pisgah and Dupont and I was definitely nervous. Barrett and his team took care of our group and helped us to push our limits. We safely left our comfort zones behind and were never at risk of serious injury. Thanks Red Wolf (Barrett, Jenna, Mike, Tricia & Chad) for a weekend I'll never forget. Cheers!”

”I have had the pleasure of being able to hire the Red Wolf team for three trips now. It just gets better and better every time. The whole team/gang are true professionals both on and off the trails. No matter how good, or in my case bad, you are, they all treat you with respect, they motivate you, and they show you an awesome time. My wife decided to come with me this time and Barrett was super flexible with her crazy work schedule, setting up a great hike for her as well as making sure she felt like a member of the family. She said it was one of the best and most fun/relaxing weekends she has had in a long time. The trails are some of the best in the world, the guides are awesome and friendly people that will MAKE SURE you have an amazing time, and the food is just of the hook. I consider the team at Red Wolf family and I bet you will to. Do yourself a favor, get off the computer and set up a tour with Red Wolf, you won't regret it.”

Seth's Trip - Fall 2019
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November 1-3, 2019!!!!

It’s going to be awesome time! Please understand that this is not a beginner level mountain bike trip. You must be able to handle some long climbs and bumpy descents. We will have different paced groups at times, but in the mountains there are no flat rides. Please keep this in mind and feel free to reach out to me (Barrett, redwolftours@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

****Each cabin has two bedrooms.  One bedroom with a king bed, and one bedroom with 2 twin beds.  If you want to book a shared king room for two people then go ahead and book the king then send me an email and I’ll send you an invoice for the difference. ($1950 total for a shared king).  Please contact me if you have any questions!!!

Scroll to the questions section for more details, and please contact us if you have any additional questions***

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The Trails

Pisgah National Forest is a half million acre forest that is home to hundreds of miles of amazing trails.  Roots, rocks, and a few more roots.  Oh, and also a bit of climbing.  Pisgah will put you (and your bike) to the test going both up and down the mountain!  We will hit up some of the classic trails in the area including Black Mountain & Daniel's Ridge.  

Dupont State Recreational Forest is an amazingly fun place to ride mountain bikes.  It has over 80 miles of flowy trails that make it hard to stop grinning!  You'll still get plenty of climbing in at Dupont, but it comes in smaller chunks than Pisgah.  And while the downhills are less technical, they are still loads of fast fun!

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The Lodging

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Pilot Cove offers a really cool and unique lodging experience for mountain bikers.  Between an onsite flow trail, huge porches on each cabin, and plenty of room around the fire pit, everything about the atmosphere is catered towards people who love to play in the woods!  

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Each cabin is 2 bedrooms with a nice kitchen and living room area and a giant deck on the back.  We have double and single occupancy rooms available.  If you have a friend or significant other you don't mind sharing a king size bed with, you can sign up two people for a king room for a discount.    

Check out this promo video they just released for more details!


the food

We promise you will be quite well fed on this trip!  We will handle your meals during the trip, including awesome local dinners on Friday and Saturday nights, tasty breakfast burritos on Saturday and Sunday, and trails lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

Vegan?  Food Allergies?  No worries, we've got you covered!  

The beer

Brevard has 4 awesome local breweries.  Western North Carolina as a whole has 50+ excellent breweries as well!  There will be plenty of tasty local options to sample!

the guides

You will have our local guides showing you all of the trail!   Your guides will be Jenna, Barrett, Mike (@mcflow), and the crew from Crankjoy.com (Chad & Tricia Davis).  For more info on your guides go here!



Schedule 

Friday November 1
12:00 PM - Meet & Greet!
12:45 PM - Roll out on our first ride!
5:00 PM - Showers & Beers
6:30 PM - Dinner
9:00 PM - Campfire & more beers (you have a big day the next day, so not too many beers)

Saturday November 2
8:30 AM - Breakfast & pack lunches
9:30 AM - Head to the trails!
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM - Ride Bikes!
4:00 PM - Ride the onsite Pilot Cove flow trail, shower, hang out, fix your bike, etc…
6:30 PM - Dinner and Beers
8:00 PM - More campfire (but seriously you'll be pretty tired at this point!)

Sunday November 2
8:00 AM - Breakfast (and lots of coffee)
9:00 AM - Roll out to Pisgah
1:30 PM -  Celebrate an awesome weekend!

**We may have some bonus ride options in there as well!!!
****This is not a guaranteed itinerary and is subject to change****


questions & answers

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

If you cancel 60+ days prior to the trip - 80% refund
If you cancel 30-59 days prior to the trip - 60% refund
If you cancel 15-30 days of the trip - 40% refund
If you cancel within 14 days of the trip - 0% refund

We highly recommend travel insurance if you are worried that you may have reason to cancel your trip last minute!!
 

Can I rent a bike?

Of course!  There are three local shops that offer killer rental bikes!  

How old do I need to be?  What are the age requirements?

You must be at least 16 years old to participate.  No matter what, you have to have a parent/guardian present to sign the waiver if you are under 18 years old.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions!

How skilled or fit of a rider do I need to be to participate in this trip?

You must have a solid base level of mountain bike fitness to participate.  Rides will be several hours in length.  We will break into a couple of groups based upon fitness and skill level.  The terrain will have steep, rocky, and rooty sections, but nothing is mandatory to ride and walking the "techy" bits is perfectly acceptable.  Do keep in mind there will be significant climbing each day. Let me know if you have any questions!
 

Will I need a car once I'm there?

It's up to you.  You can ride with us! However, feel free to drive if you'd rather not ride with a bunch of smelly mountain bikers.  

 

What are the room & cabin options again?

So each cabin we reserved will have two bedrooms.  One bedroom has two twin sized beds.  These rooms will be sold as double occupancy.  So you will share the room with another rider.  The other bedroom has a king sized bed.  You can book the king sized bed as a single occupancy or as a shared room between two friends, a couple, etc.  If you and a buddy are signing up separately but want to be in the same cabin, just let me know.  

What if I arrive the night before?  Can I book additional nights before or after?  

Yes!  You can book additional nights directly through Pilot Cove.  

Can I book additional guided rides for before or after the trip?  

Definitely.  Just let us (Red Wolf Tours) know! 

What is the closest airport?

Asheville airport is about 20 minutes away.  Greenville Spartanburg airport is about an hour twenty minutes away.  

What should I bring?

Though it sounds cliche`, a good attitude is a must!  Be ready to have fun and challenge yourself on some amazing trails.  

More practically however, there are a number of things that you MUST HAVE!

  • A solid reliable mountain bike

  • Helmets are required.

  • A way to carry at least 2 liters of water (Camelbak, etc)

  • Proper mountain bike footwear. No sandals or anything like that. Closed toe sturdy shoes that you can walk in easily.

  • Any medicine you may need! Epi Pen if you have a bee allergy. Inhaler if you have asthma. Be prepared. We will be out in the woods away from cell signal.

  • Snacks. Just pack a snack or two in case you get hungry before we finish riding. You'll be burning plenty of calories!

 

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