How do we pick the appropriate mountain bike tour?
Please visit our half day or
full day bike tours pages
and read about the tour descriptions, plus visit our
online booking page
and trip ratings section. Please consider the following:
tour time - half or full day tour; trip rating - scenic or intermediate or advanced;
and terrain - roads (paved and/or dirt) or roads & trails or singletrack trails. If you
need additional information, please contact us with your questions or concerns.
What is the difference between mt bike tours in the national parks and national forests?
In the national parks - our tours use the less traveled paved or dirt roads, while in the
national forest - our tours use a combination of dirt service roads & singletrack trails. FYI - The National Parks DO NOT allow mountain bikes on trails while the National Forest allows mountain bikes on trails in non-wilderness areas.
Can kids go on a mountain bike tour?
We encourage you to bring your children on the tours - the Antelope Flats Tour and the Jenny Lake Tour
(half day rides), and the Teton View and Buffalo Valley Tours (full day rides) are Great Family Tours!
For the kids 8 years and older we have 20" & 24" wheel bikes, for the kids 5 to 7 years
we have the Adam's Trail-A-Bikes and for the kids 1 to 4 years we have the
Burley Child Trailers. Please note the minimum age to ride a bike on a TMBT tour is
8 years old. Contact us if you have any further questions on kids going on our bike tours.
What is singletrack?
Singletrack is a mountain bike term for trail riding - a narrower path with possible
obstacles to ride over. All our MTB Tours that offer singletrack riding occur
in the national forest, as the national park prohibits bikes on trails.
Explain the approximate tour time?
The approximate time is the total tour time which includes the transportation time to and from the trailhead, this is based on total time from Jackson back to Jackson. Whereas the bike riding time is in general 1 to 2 hours less than total time.
What is the average group size?
The average group size is 5 to 10 riders. If the group size is 10 or more people, we will have a second TMBT guide on the tour. We strive to keep a ratio of 8 guests to 1 guide on our guided mountain bike tours.
What kind of mountain bikes do you use?
Our mountain bikes have a Front Shock, Disc Brakes and Grip Shift or Rapidfire Shifters. We use mountain bikes from the following companies: Kona and Schwinn. Please check out our Bike Page for more details on our Mountain Bikes.
What kind of pedals are on your bikes?
Most of our bikes have flat pedals, but we offer toeclip pedals or SPD clipless pedals.
Please let us know if you will be using SPD mt bike shoes ie needing SPD pedals.
What kind of food is served on bike tours?
We offer a snack of juice & cookies on our half day tours (5 or less hours) and
a box lunch on our full day tours. Please feel free to bring snacks on all tours especially on Family Bike Tours. Every guests gets a FREE water bottle to use on the
tour and take home as a souvenir.
What clothing should we wear on a bike tour?
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing according to the season and sneakers (please don't wear sandals) plus an extra wind/rain shell. We are riding at 6000 ft
or above, so the weather can change without much notice even in July & August.
What should we bring on a bike tour?
We suggest bringing a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, extra water and snack.
We will supply the mountain bike, helmet, and FREE water bottle.
What kind of wildlife will we see?
Every tour is different, but most tours provide an opportunity to see wildlife in their
natural setting. Our guests regularly see buffalo, antelope, elk, moose, mule deer,
coyote, bald eagles and various birds of prey. Celebrity appearances include
sightings of badgers, red fox and even bears.