Journey Bike Guides inc is located in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Jasper National Park. We are a locally owned and operated small business we appreciate your support. We are on a mission to share with you some of the best Mountain bike trails and scenery that Jasper has to offer. An experience you will remember for years to come. We hope to get more people on bikes exploring the outdoors in the authentic local way. Now offering summer and winter tours! Journey Bike Guides was founded by Elissa Cummings, her mission is that everyone can feel safe and comfortable in the outdoors.
Hassle and worry free. If you want to try biking for the first time or are an expert rider our tours are tailored specifically to each private group. By exploring on a bike you get to go farther than by foot. Not many people get to visit Jasper National Park twice and if they do they want to make the most of it. That is why we have created this exclusive experience for you. Our customers trust us because from booking a tour to the experience itself we help you make the most of your time. Your guide will take you on a ride specific to your ability level and accommodate requests. The booking process is simple and direct online through our trusted platforms. If you need help with your booking or would like to make changes we are happy to do it for you just shoot us an email or give us a call. Our confirmation email will send you a link to the weather and remind you of anything you might need to wear. You can choose to leave your bike at home and rent one instead.
Elissa is certified with the Professional Mountain Biking Instructors Association and has advanced wilderness first aid. Elissa has extensive experience in the outdoor mountain biking industry. She has a diverse background from racing in the flat hills of Ontario to instructing in Whistler Bike Park. Her knowledge of the Jasper trail system will take you through the maze of single track to some of the best lookouts, lakes, and scenery there is to offer. In 2018 she biked 3500km of the continental divide trail solo self supported navigating with paper maps through the Rockies from Jasper Alberta to the Mexican border over the course of 62 days. She is excited to share with you her passion for mountain biking on some of her favourite trails in North America. Elissa has safely guided hundreds of people on mountain bike trips over the last four years. You are in good hands.
Greg is passionate about the outdoors and excited to share them with you. He is incredibly charismatic and welcoming to everyone he meets. As a fully certified guide he is knowledgeable about the area and trails. With his previous ski patrolling experience his first aid is above par. Time spent with Greg is always a good time.
James is a talented road cyclist and mechanic. Although he lives in the neighbouring town he is an important part of the bike community of Jasper. He has many great stories to tell and an important addition to the Journey Bike Guides team.
Shay is a guide in training. She has a degree in kinesiology and is a natural athlete. Shay is energetic, and friendly. She has been eager to learn as much as she can about guiding and will be a fully certified lead guide in May of next year. With Shay as your guide expect to have lots of fun.
Nichole is our customer service representative this summer, if you call us she may be the voice on the other end of the phone. She is a talented mountain biker and does not let anything get in her way. She recently became a mother and is excited to share her love for mountain biking with you.
We want your tour experience to be one of a kind. Our tours are suitable for every ability level from absolute beginner to the seasoned rider. Each summer tour is designed specially for you and your guests based on trail conditions, trail volume, ability level, and ride time. Winter fat biking tours are done in groups for the most fun experience. From a cruise around the lake to challenging single track climbs and descents. Winter snowy adventure. Bring your kids, your family, your friends, we believe mountain biking is a sport that can be appreciated at every age. Jasper’s trail network includes over one hundred trails including single track and double track from expert difficulty to beginner. The diversity from rock gardens and jumps to flowy double track we help decide which ride is best for you. Our guides are up to date with knowledge of trail conditions, trial maintenance, and trail closures to make sure you get the best out of your ride.
Selecting this level means you are new to mountain biking. You may be familiar to riding bikes but have never been on the dirt or or have only been a few times. You are looking to have a fun experience exploring the scenery and learning a few new tips.
This level represents those Mountain bikers who have been biking on trails. You are familiar with riding over roots and rocks. You can climb efficiently up hills and brake effectively down them. You are fit and feel comfortable doing physical activity.
Selecting this level means you know how to shred. You ride a few times a week and are comfortable with going down steep rocky terrain. Your fitness level is stellar and you can pedal fast for up to three hours. You want to find the steepest decent in the park and the toughest climbs.
Not sure where you fit in? No worries our guides are trained to determine your ability level and take you out on appropriate terrain.
What to bring
Come well rested and well fueled. We want your experience to be the best it can be. Please dress appropriately for the weather. We suggest you check the weather forecast before you arrive. Bring layers for colder days and a rain jacket when there is a chance of showers. Some mornings can start cool and heat up in the afternoon. Helmets are mandatory for everyone to wear while participating in all Journey Bike Guide tours please bring one or if you are renting one will be provided. Mountain biking gloves are beneficial but not mandatory. Please bring a full bottle of water. We recommend you wear mountain biking shoes or running shoes. Open toed shoes, (sandals /Flip flops) are not suitable to Mountain Bike in.
-Suitable Mountain Bike
-Appropriate foot wear
-Layers for cold days
-Rain Jacket for rainy days
Our guides carry basic tools, spare chain links, lube, and a first aid kits so you don't have to.
Jasper National Park has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. With over 10 000 square kilometers of preserved land there are many creatures wandering around the park and surrounding trials. These could include Elk, Mountain goats, and Bears. If we come across these animals while biking we like to give them the respect and space they deserve by admiring them from afar. Elk are a common sight and can be highly aggressive animals. Our guides carry bear spray and understand the procedures necessary when encountering these animals. We expect all clients to abide by these protocols for your safety.
Jasper National Park has an extensive trail system with single track and double track cross country for every ability level. The Jasper park cycling association is our voice for mountain biking advocacy in Jasper National park.
Journey Bike guides keeps it's rider to guide ratio small to ensure each of our guests has the best possible experience. We are happy to accommodate accordingly to large groups including business trips, school trips, club trips, tour groups, wedding party's, and sport's teams. If you have a group of ten or more riders please contact us and our tour coordinators can arrange your custom guided tour.
You can rent a Cannondale trail bike with your tour or on it's own. These bikes come with helmets and will delivered to you at your accomodation at the time slot you select.
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