Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

A Jasper Classic for the Serious Mountain Biker

 Starting right from Jasper, winding trails lead out along the Athabasca  and Maligne Rivers , through open meadows and thick forested areas. The turn around point is an exposed rocky face with amazing views of the Palisades Cliffband across the river and Highway 16.  The  Overlander is a Locals favourite as it  will challenge your  skills and push your limits. The cross country ride out is a great warm up to get you ready for some steep climbs and jagged trail techy sections. We will stop for some fuel breaks in some pictuesque spots  and learn a little about Jasper's history. Our packed lunch will be enjoyed near the turn around point to keep us fueled for the second half of the ride. 

 

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

If you enjoy challenging your endurance and your technical riding skills, this ride is for you! With the reward of amazing views and a chance to check out the Historic Moberly cabin.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    8/9

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $150 CAD
  • FITNESS RATING

    8/9

    Level 8

    • You can ride up to 7 hours a day at a fast and steady pace over several days.
    • You have little trouble climbing 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 ft.) in a day on steep terrain.
    • You exercise on average 8-10 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 8

    • You can ride up to 7 hours a day at a fast and steady pace over several days.
    • You have little trouble climbing 1,000 vertical metres (3,280 ft.) in a day on steep terrain.
    • You exercise on average 8-10 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    April-OctoberSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : Overlander Trail

-coffee and chat at Wickid Cup 8:30 am
-hit the trail 9:00 am
-trailside break for fuel up, water and photo opp 10 am
-trailside lunch stop with locally made delicious packed lunches 12
-12:30 back in the saddle, hit the trail
-between 2:30-3:30 back in Jasper to lodging/bike rental shop
  • amazing LOCAL guides, with PMBI training and Wilderness First Aid
  • delicious trailside snacks and delicious locally made lunches
  • apres-ride micro brews at our local Brewery
  • Historic Moberly Cabin viewing and story
  • LOCAL tips for what else to see and do in Jasper

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Darcy Ruddy
I grew up in Jasper thanks to my great grandparents and inherited my love for the mountains. Biking has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and exploring the many trails in JNP has always been my passion. Jasper is a phenomenal...[more]

Dana Ruddy
Hey my name is Dana and I have been biking most of my life. Growing up in Jasper, I learned at an early age that I had a great love for biking and spent my youth chasing older friends up the mountain, when mountain biking was just in it's...[more]
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Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 4-6 Hours hours 45km km 575m m 1085m m
Totals 4 hours 45 km 575 m 1085m m
NOTE: There are no scheduled departures at the moment, but custom group departures are available for groups of 2 or more. If you are interested in a custom departure, contact us at jasper@sacredrides.com or 1-780-852-1223.
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