What skill level is recommended for your event?
We say all skill levels welcome because we truly mean it. It ranges from people who have never ridden singletrack before all the way up to professional local athletes that attend Rooted.
What is the best bike for the event? (road, gravel, mtb, full suspension, ebike, etc.)
We suggest mountain bikes at this event, hard tail, fully rigid, full suspension -- bring what you ride, you'll fit right in! We also love our e-bikers and are happy to have them join us.
What distance options are there to ride?
Throughout the weekend there are multiple group rides. We have a super beginner friendly one mile ride and then a variety of mileage and paces up to 10+ miles. There are so many activities during Rooted we don't want the rides to go too long.
Is there anything we missed that you would like to add?
1) This is a not for profit event. We are donating all proceeds to World Ride, a 501(c)3 non profit who's mission is to empower women worldwide through mountain biking.
2) Besides riding there are skills clinics for on and off the bike, nature rides with a naturalist, multiple yoga classes each day, a meditation nature hike, a vendor expo area, an industry speaker panel, movie night, free camping and a Boba tea party in the woods!
3) We are very grateful to Loud Performance for hosting us at their facility which consists of about 50 acres with a bike shop, skills park and trail network all in one place! We are also feeling so fortunate to have found good sponsor partners in Aero Tech Designs, Cosmic Dirt, Mazza and 5&20, our local IMBA chapters WNYMBA and NAMBA, TourChautauqua.com, SDR Clothing and Skratch Labs!