5-Day Become an Intermediate River Bikerafter!
Step Up Your River Bikeraft Skills
Want to learn river bikeraft skills? This course for beginners to intermediate bikerafters will get you up to speed. Taught by expert bikerafter Thad Ferrell, your crew will spend two days on the Animas River and/or McPhee Reservoir (the first in just a packraft and the second doing a micro bikeraft adventure), and then three days bikerafting on the Colorado River and Lake Powell. This is your chance to learn bikerafting skills on moving water with an American Canoe Association accredited Level 3 packraft instructor who has spent a dozen years traveling the Southwest by bicycle and packraft.
Visit this Facebook Photo Album to check out photos from our fall recon mission in 2021!
This course includes a discounted two nights at Scullbinder Ranch in a glamping tent or the cabin with dinner and breakfast, plus all backcountry meals and boats and boating gear.
This is a level 3 course due to the mileage you will ride/paddle and the general nature of the course. You must have long-distance cycling experience to do this course. I.e. it would be ideal if you have ridden up to 20 miles in one day. You also must have general backcountry experience for this course.
Instructors: Thad Ferrell is a Level 3 American Canoe Association Packraft Instructor. An early adopter of packrafting and life-long cyclist and bikepacker, Thad has accomplished some ground-breaking, multi-week climb-bike-packraft adventures in the desert Southwest. He is also an expert fly fishing guide.
**Optional: Stay an additional night at Scullbinder Ranch after the course, Sunday, October 2nd: $75 per night, includes breakfast.**
Full 2023 Bikerafting Course Schedule:
✓April 5-9: Become an Intermediate Bikerafter (Utah)
✓April 26-30: Become an Intermediate Bikerafter
✓April 29-30: Basic Bikerafting
✓May 11-4: Intermediate Bikerafting
✓June 7-11: Basic River Bikerafting
✓June 24-25: Basic River Bikerafting
Email us to sign up today, or visit our Calendar of Scheduled courses for more information.