Our new favorite cycling base camps

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If you are a cyclist, finding accommodation can sometimes be tricky. Is there a safe place to store your bike? Can you wash the mud off your frame after a ride? Will you feel weird walking the spandex hall? In these hotels, lodges and chalets located near excellent single-track roads and scenic routes, cyclists are not only tolerated, they are welcome.

Rock and Republic natural state

(Photo: Ozark Collective)

Springdale, Arkansas

It is not just a place for people who cycle to sleep, but a holistic retreat center for cyclists looking to improve their game. Rock and Republic natural state, which opened earlier this year, is owned and operated by Ernie and Scotti Lechuga, a husband and wife duo who are both former UCI Pro Road cyclists and long distance bikepackers. A stay at this 6.5-acre property gives you access to pre-booked guided walks, rental equipment, and a cycling studio with coaching, spinning lessons, and bike fitting (from $ 85).

Ruby’s cabin

(Photo: courtesy Ruby’s Cabin)

Oakridge, Oregon

Oakridge is increasingly known for its mountain biking: miles of unique trails and organized shuttles to the top of downhill and cross-country ski trails, like the 15-Mile Alpine Trail or the Dead Mountain Flow Trail. five miles. Publish on Ruby’s cabin (from $ 110), where your friendly host and landowner Jay has hand carved a bike rack out of a log and has a beta track on top local rides. Sleep in the elevated cabin, pitch a tent, or park a van on the expansive lawn. An outdoor kitchen and fireplace are fully stocked.

H2Hotel

(Photo: courtesy of H2Hotel)

Healdsburg, California

Former Tour de France rider turned gravel grinder champion Peter Stetina has teamed up with Healdsburg’s H2Hotel (from $ 339), as well as its sister properties Harmon guest house and Hotel Healdsbourg. The program will provide guests with tailor-made bike rides in the California wine country, with the help of a loaner Garmin GPS device preloaded with local routes. You can also sign up for a private guided walking tour with Stetina who helps raise funds for a local community stewardship organization. Rent a bike from Spoken Folk Cyclery on the road, or bring your own and the hotel will help you store it when you’re not riding. Free cruise bikes are available at the hotel for touring the city.

Burke Bike Barn

(Photo: courtesy of Burke Bike Barn)

East Burke, Vermont

The Kingdom Trails, in the magical kingdom of northeast Vermont, offer over 100 miles of singletrack on nearly 100 different private plots. Stay at the edge of the trail at Burke Bike Barn (from $ 140), an 1840s wood-frame barn vacation rental property that has been converted to country-style accommodation. The barn has two units: one with two bedrooms and the other with three. The neighboring farm has two three-bedroom units, perfect for a family or a group of friends. The best equipment for mountain bikers? The trails are at your doorstep.

Sedona Real Inn & Suites

(Photo: courtesy of Visit Sedona)

Sedona, Arizona

What’s not to like about a hotel that offers discounted rates for bikers and hikers? This is the case at Sedona Real Hostel (starting at $ 139), which currently has a special biker 20 percent discount for stays of two or more nights. This dog-friendly hotel in downtown Sedona features a bike wash and tuning station, outdoor grills for barbecues, and a pool to dip in after a hot run. World-class trails through the red rock desert are accessible from the hotel. If you don’t know where to ride, join a guided ride with Hermosa tours, or ask the hotel reception staff to point you in the right direction.

Elk Mountain Lodge

(Photo: courtesy Elk Mountain Lodge)

Crested Butte, Colorado

The Elk Mountain Lodge (from $ 229) in downtown Crested Butte is a great base camp for mountain bikers and road cyclists. You’ll enjoy a free hot breakfast before you set off and a full bar on the deck when you finish your ride. The lodge is located just one block from the main drag of Crested Butte and has secure bike storage, tire pump and car wash, free city bikes, maps local trails and front desk staff who ride as hard as you do.

Blackberry farm

(Photo: Courtesy Blackberry Farm)

Walland, Tennessee

Gourmets and nature lovers come to treat themselves Blackberry farm (from $ 895), a luxury bucolic resort in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, for farm-to-table meals and the 4,200 acres of pastoral land. But cyclists will love this place, too: Guided road bike rides, private mountain bike trails, and cycling workshops and retreats are all available here. Stay in larger hotel rooms, cottages, or detached houses, and sign up for farm tours and cooking classes between outings.


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