Guiding

Sedona is a rider's paradise. Enjoy epic views of the red rock

formations while riding some of the best singletrack in the western U.S. 

Our professional guides will plan your tour based on your skill level and riding goals, taking all the guesswork out of map reading and choosing which trails to ride. Best of all, all of our guided rides include instruction designed to help you ride the terrain with more confidence and control.

 

Sign up for a day of private guiding or bring your own group of up to four friends for a multi-day riding vacation. You pick your riding dates. Rates start at $125.00 per day, per person and include professionally guided mountain bike riding, instruction, a Red Rock permit (where required), and trail snacks.

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Fitness and Technical Level

Fitness Level: Riders should be comfortable being out of the trail for 2.5 to 4 hours per day, riding at a moderate pace. Our guiding includes instruction allowing you to immediately apply your learning to the trails. Many routes will have 1,000 feet of climbing or more at an elevation of 4,300 feet. We will ride at a comfortable, consistent pace stopping to session features and taking breaks, and won’t be out to chase Strava PR’s.

 

Technical Level: Riders should have prior mountain bike experience and be able to comfortably control their speed and ride a variety of terrain including sand, rocks, or ledges. Our guides will tailor your guided ride to your experience level and will integrate instruction into your ride providing you the opportunity to immediately apply your skills to the trail.

 

What to Bring

  • Full suspension mountain bike in good working condition, 120-150mm of suspension is ideal

  • Bike helmet

  • Repair kit - guides will have repair kits, but each guest should have a tube, pump, or CO2, and a multitool

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Eye protection

  • Hydration pack with 2L bladder or more and a water bottle 

Cancellation Policy

All tours may be canceled at no charge. 

 

Inclement Weather Policy

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, but we’ll do our best to still get in our riding. In case of inclement weather, planned ride routes and/or the daily schedule will be adjusted accordingly. 

 

COVID-19 Policy

All city, state, county, or national policies will be adhered to regarding activities, face masks, group gatherings, etc. Participants who are unwilling or unable to adhere to these policies will be asked to stay home. 

 

Maximum Participants

All tours are limited to four riders with two guides. 

 

Minimum Age Restrictions

Customers must be at least 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 

Waivers

Each guest must sign a North Star Mountain Bike Guides waiver. Waivers will be e-mailed to participants for electronic signature.

 

Payment

Payment is due the day of your guided tour and is payable with cash or credit card. 

 

Tipping

There is no pressure to tip, if you have a great time feel free to tip your guide for their efforts.

Daily Rate

$250 solo rider

$175 each / 2 riders

$150 each / 3 or more riders

 

Daily rate includes professionally guided mountain bike riding with a tailored itinerary based on the client’s skill level, Red Rock permit (where required), trail snacks such as Clif Bars and TrailNuggets, and Tailwind Nutrition products (endurance fuel and recovery packets).