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TECH & FIT RATINGS

We ask all riders to review the “Technical and Fitness Rating System” to ensure you are confident riding on the level required for the particular rides you are interested in joining!

Please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure the ride of interest matches your technical level and fitness prior to booking your ride.

Technical ratings

NOVICE

You’re sporty and you’d like to give it a go! We’ll assess your capabilities and see if a mellow ride on dirt roads and some smooth single trails does you justice!

INTERMEDIATE

You own a mountain bike and ride two times per month and enjoy long rides on dirt roads. You’d like to better your skills on natural terrain get out there on the single trails

INTERMEDIATE +

Owning an MTB for quite some time and you ride a mix of dirt roads and single tracks. You try to ride as often as two times per week and you are moving into the hight mountain scenery.

ADVANCED

The mountain calls and your bike is your trusty tool! Knowing your limits, you’re not afraid to face a challenge. You can deal with a natural mix of single trails with steep sections, some tight switch backs, off cambers, some roots and a couple rock gardens. You’ve ridden in the mountains, and when it’s better to get off the bike.

PRO BRO

The radness attracts you! You’re a passionate Mountain Biker for years now and fond of the mountains. You understand the risk and know how to behave in difficult situations. Riding new alpine trails is cool because you know when to stop, look and assess the situation before dropping into something gnarly. Interested in big alpine tours and you’re cool with sleeping in mountain huts for two or three nights

Fitness ratings

1

You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row for an average of 2 hours of pedal time each day. You are capable of climbing up to 500 vertical meters in a day. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

2

You are capable of riding in a day up to 4 hours of pedal time. You are confident climbing up to a total of 700 vertical meters in a day. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

3

You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 3-4 hours of pedal time each day. You could handle adding in a day requiring up to 5 hours of pedal time. You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 1000 vertical meters in a day including hike-a-bike sections of more than 10 minutes. Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

4

You are capable of riding for multiple days for an average of 4-6 hours of pedal time each day. You can climb up to 1200 vertical meters each day for 2 days. You can push or carry your bike over long sections of steep technical trails (more than 20 minutes). Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

5

You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row for an average of 6-8 hours of pedal time each day. You can handle steep, sustained climbs of up to 1,500m each day for 6 days. You can push or carry your bike over long sections of steep technical trails (more than 40 minutes). Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.