By having a few essentials on hand, you can help ensure guests enjoy their ride and get home safely.
Most experienced mountain bikers will arrive primed and ready to take on the trails.
Though they may have a reasonably detailed plan, there’s always the possibility of uncovering hidden gems. And who knows more about where to find those than a local business?
Whether your guests plan to visit the local trail centre, explore an important historical site, connect with nature, or just want to know where they can grab a good cup of coffee, providing nuggets of local information can greatly improve their overall experience.
How can you help?
You may already know a lot about mountain biking and feel comfortable sharing your endless wisdom with your visitors. Fantastic!
However, there's no need to worry if you're not a mountain biking expert. Giving some essential information and signposting trusted resources can still go a long way.
Essential MTB Knowledge
Even if you don't know much about your surrounding mountain bike trails, providing information about local landmarks, great eating spots, and local facilities will really benefit your visitors.
It can also help to have some essential resources on hand that they can reference themselves, for example:
Maps of mountain bike trails and road routes
Flyers for local restaurants, cafés and takeaways
Information on local bike shops and bike hire facilities
Information on local guiding companies
Level up your MTB knowledge!
Knowing about surrounding trails, including difficulty levels, length of the ride, etc., can prove very useful for novice and expert riders alike.
Beyond this, you might also consider:
Learning some interesting facts about local landmarks and historically exciting areas (bonus points for any obscure ones they may not have read in guide books!)
Speaking with your local bike shop to understand what services they offer and additional knowledge they might be able to share with your guests
Keeping a stock of mountain biking magazines and literature in your communal areas
Downloading the Trailforks App which provides interactive trail maps, custom-designed for a selected activity and area
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Catering To MTB Tourists
The service you provide for MTB tourists can benefit other guests participating in outdoor activities.
Providing bike washing facilities can make a real difference to the experience of your MTB guests.
With a few essentials on hand, you can help ensure your guests enjoy their ride and get home safely.
Just as you would cater to all your guests, rest & relaxation is essentially the same for riders.
Self Assessment Tool
Our handy questionnaire allows you to quickly evaluate how you currently cater to MTB tourists, while identifying any gaps and the opportunities that may help enhance your offering.