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Team Building: Mountain Bike Trail Blazing

Sweat and difficult challenges can often bond employees quicker than most tactics, which is why Chasing Epic recently began offering mountain bike management retreats. Planners can book three- and four-day mountain bike outings that mix up riding, hiking and team building for their groups.

“Sometimes achievable challenges and a little suffering bring out the best in all of us,” said Steve Mokan, founder of Chasing Epic, a mountain bike adventure company. “Achievable challenges when conquered together brings with it lasting bonds of respect and friendship.”

The company crafts customizable cycling experiences for beginners and experienced riders alike. After a day of carefully managing the terrain, participants will come together in the evenings over a glass of wine or beer to discuss the curves, boulders and scenery they encountered that day.

Participants then spend the night in comfortable lodging accommodations, rather than roughing it at a tented campsite. The trips include accommodations, meals, demo bikes, local guides, shuttles, gratuities and eight-week pre-trip training programs.

Planners can choose from seven mountain biking routes through the Rocky Mountains, such as Crested Butte, Durango, Fruita and Telluride, Colorado; Sedona, Arizona; and Park City and St. George, Utah.

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