Airbnb is great for city breaks but unfortunately it falls a bit short when it comes to mountain biking trips.
On the rare chance you were able to get an Airbnb in a mountain resort or near trails, you’d still have a tough time explaining to your host why you have to keep your mountain bike in your bed every night and why there’s a constant trail of dirt leading from your bedroom to, well, everywhere else.
Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures are looking to solve that problem with their new ‘Getaways‘ – the mountain biking answer to Airbnb.
At at quick glance, the upsides are that as a host you can now make money from the knowledge of your local trails and have your hosting services offered up on an established platform, and as a user you can get everything organised for you and access the trails in the area with the help of a local.
The downsides are that for the host it can be quite expensive to initially get involved with the service, and that for the user it might end up being slightly more expensive as well, though you do get the entire trip, with a trained guide, sorted for your money.
We caught up with Mike Brcic, the founder of Sacred Rides and brain behind the Getaways program to give us all the inside information.