What to Bring and other FAQs

What to Bring and other FAQs

Jackson Hole Mountain Bike Tours

What You’ll Need to Bring for Your Jackson Hole Mountain Biking Adventure

Showing up on time with a positive attitude is really all you have to worry about.

We suggest bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, extra water and snacks, and a camera. We will supply the mountain bike, helmet, and complimentary water bottle.

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 6,000 feet above sea level and higher, so the weather can change very quickly, even in July and August.

Please note that all times are approximate total trip time from Jackson. This includes round-trip transportation, set-up and riding time.

The term “singletrack” refers to trail riding. Mountain bikes are not allowed on backcountry trails in the National Parks, whereas the National Forest and BLM lands do allow mountain bikes on trails in non-wilderness areas. Singletrack mountain bike tours occur within National Forests in Wyoming.

*Boxed Lunch pricing includes WY Sales Tax.

Visit our half day or full day bike tours pages and read the tour descriptions. Also visit our online booking page and trip ratings section. Please consider the following: tour length (half or full day tour); trip rating (scenic, intermediate, or advanced); and terrain (roads both paved and/or dirt, or roads and trails, or singletrack trails). If you need additional information, please contact us with questions or concerns.

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 and singletrack trails. The national parks do not allow mountain bikes on trails, while the national forests allow mountain bikes on trails in non-wilderness areas.

We encourage you to bring your children on our 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 kids 8 years and older, we have 20-inch and 24-inch wheel bikes. For kids 5 to 7 years old, we have the Adam’s Trail-A-Bikes; and for kids 1 to 4 years old we have Burley Child Trailers for your use. Please note the minimum age to ride a bike on a TMBT tour is 8 years old. Contact us if you have further questions about bringing your kids on our bike tours.

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.

The approximate tour time is the total tour time, which includes transportation time to and from the trailhead, based on total time from Jackson and back, and instruction and set up at the trailhead. The actual bike riding time is in general 1 to 2 hours less than total tour time.

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.

Our mountain bikes have a front shock, disc brakes, and grip shift or rapidfire shifters. We use mountain bikes from Kona and Schwinn. Please check out our Bike Page for more details on our mountain bikes.

Most of our bikes have flat pedals, but we offer toeclip pedals or SPD clipless pedals as well. Please let us know if you will be using SPD-compatible mountain bike shoes and will be needing SPD pedals.

We offer a box lunch on our full day tours. Please feel free to bring snacks on all tours especially on half day and Family Bike Tours. Every guests gets a FREE water bottle to use on the tour and to take home as a souvenir.

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 6,000 feet or above, so the weather can change without notice even in July & August. You can wear cycling-specific shorts and jersey if you prefer. Extra layers and light gloves are always a good idea.

We suggest bringing a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, extra water and snacks. We supply the mountain bike, helmet, and a free water bottle for you to take home.

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 other birds of prey. Celebrity appearances include sightings of badgers, red fox and even bears.