Guided Bike Rides

Experience an exciting guided mountain bike ride in Sierra National Forest near Bass Lake, California, and Yosemite National Park! We offer rides from the serene to the extreme. Let us customize your riding adventure based on your skill and fitness level.

We can guide families, groups, and individuals. There are many reasons to ride with a guide, including safety, mechanical support, trail knowledge, and suggestions on where to ride next.

Ride like a local! Our guides are locals, and we’re here to provide a fun and safe experience.

Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure operates under a US Forest Service special use permit in the Sierra National Forest. In fact, we are the first bike shop to be awarded this permit to operate guided rides in this area of the Sierra National Forest. As a 5-star business, we are focused on exceeding your expectations.

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Below are just a few examples of the guided rides we offer. Since we customize your riding experience, we have many other options.

Please call us at 559-676-8842 to learn more or to book your ride.

007 Trail Network

Bass Lake 007 trail network in Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park. These trails are a short distance from Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure in Oakhurst California.
007 Trail Network in Bass Lake, California, near Yosemite National Park

The 007 trails are hidden gems and the most popular in the Bass Lake area. Our professional guide will lead you to the top of the 007 3rd trail. From there, we head down to the Octopussy trail, connect to the Goldfinger trail, and move on to 007 2nd. 007 2nd is a chunky rocky trail that will definitely test your skills. After we complete 007 2nd, it’s on to 007 1st, the final section of the 007 trail network. 007 1st is flowy and fast with some chunky rock gardens. 

There are ride options to consider in the 077 trail network. 

Option 1: A 10-mile climb from Brown’s Ditch to the 007 3rd trailhead.

Option 2: Take 2 laps on 007 3rd, which includes a ride on Octopussy, and climb to the 007 3rd trailhead to ride down 007 3rd section, connecting with 007 2nd and 007 1st. 

  • Down Hill Distance: 5 miles
  • Climb: 10 Miles
  • Skill level requirement: Advance (the person that rides a black Diamond or double black with no problem).
  • Features: Downhill and views of the lake
  • Point of interest: Bass Lake viewpoint
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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What to bring: Small backpack, water, snacks, picnic lunch, bug repellent, and sunscreen

Goat Mountain, Spring Cove, and 007 1st

Goat Mountain, Spring Cove, and 007 Trails at Bass Lake, California

Ride and explore the 3 most popular trails in Bass Lake, which include intermediate flow trails with some technical sections where your mountain bike skills will be tested. These trails are the most popular trails in the area and will give you plenty of thrills and an incredible workout due to three significant climbs and downhill runs.

This ride begins at The Forks Resort on the shores of Bass Lake. From here, we will climb to our first trail, Goat Mountain. After riding down Goat Mountain Trail, we connect to the Spring Cove trail. At the end of Spring Cove, we will ride along the lake to Central Camp Road. Along the way, we will ride on Crane Valley Dam, with beautiful lake views. Once we arrive at Central Camp Road, we will begin the relatively mellow 5-mile climb to the 007 trail.

007 1st is the most popular trail in the Bass Lake area! It is flowy and technical, offering a little bit of everything for a rider. You will enjoy optional jumps, rock gardens, wall rides, and many line choices. Once back to lake level, we ride back to the Spring Cove trailhead and up the singletrack, the junction where the Goat-ninja trail begins. This trail is a blase with nice flowy sections, short and tricky rock gardens, and some exposure on your right. The ride ends near The Forks Resort, where we started the day.

Note: This tour can be shortened or extended depending on how much riding you would like to enjoy.

Family Friendly Rides

Family Friendly Guided Rides Near Yosemite National Park

With hundreds of miles of trails in the Sierra National Forest, Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure offers riding experiences for all skill levels. Our family-friendly rides will create lifelong memories and bring you closer together.

Let our local professional guides take you to stunning destinations where you will be immersed in the beauty of the Sierras. Hidden granite domes, waterfalls, and peaceful meadows will leave you wanting to return to do it again.

Jackson Ride near Yosemite National Park

Jackson Road – Ride & Hike Experience

Jackson Road Ride and Hike is the ideal family experience! This fire road is only a few miles from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park in Fish Camp, California!

Our guide will share interesting facts about the flora, fauna, and history on this bicycle excursion as you enjoy a mellow uphill ride until you dismount your bike and hike along an old circa 1800 water diversion to the hidden Tenaya waterfall. Take a dip in a swimming hole and enjoy the serenity of the forest.

The ride back to the start is all downhill, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride while taking in the sights and sounds of an old-growth forest.

We can extend this trip by riding farther up Jackson Road past the hidden waterfall. We can also arrange to have a picnic lunch to enhance the experience.

Guided Ride Pricing

All of our guided rides are private riding experiences. You will only be riding with our local guide and people you know!

  • 1 Person = $200
  • 2 People = $300
  • 3 People = $400
  • 4 People = $450
  • 5 People = $500
  • 6 People = $550
  • 7 + add $50 person
  • Note: Prices do not include guide gratuities. Gratuities are greatly appreciated by our guides for a job well done!

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How much do the private guided rides cost?
  • 1 Person = $200
  • 2 People = $300
  • 3 People = $400
  • 4 People = $450
  • 5 People = $500
  • 6 People = $550
  • 7 + add $50 person
  • Note: Prices do not include guide gratuities. Gratuities are greatly appreciated by our guides for a job well done!
Does Pedal Forward have a US Forest Service Permit to legally operate guided rides?

Yes! We operate under a US Forest Service Special Use Permit for this part of Sierra National Forest. It took us 19 months of working with the forest service to earn our permit. We are the first bike shop in this area to be awarded a permit.

What’s Included!
  • Your Pedal Forward Guide: Our local guide knows the trails intimately and are there to ensure a fun and safe riding experience. Additionally, they can assit with mechanical support, and suggestions on where to ride next.They will also educate you on the flora, fauna, and history of the area.
  • 3% mandatory National Forest Service fee that passes through directly to the US Forest Service.
  • Our commitment to excellence!
How do I assess my riding ability?
  1. Kids: children from age 7 to 12. Kids should be comfortable riding a bike for approximately 2 hours before going on a guided ride. Any person aged 13 or older is considered an adult.
  2. Beginner: Beginners include anyone who doesn’t ride a mountain bike often, prefers to ride gravel roads or very gentle or paved paths and trails, and can be on the bike for an average of two hours.
  3. Advanced Beginner: An advanced beginner rider has mountain biked a few times on flat or very gentle hills and non-technical terrain.
  4. Intermediate: Intermediate riders include anyone who rides a bike often, is relatively fit, is comfortable on singletrack dirt trails or steeper roads, and can be on the bike for up to four hours.
  5. Advanced/ Expert: Advanced riders are those who ride mountain bikes often, can ride 50 to 100 miles per week, enjoy and seek out the single technical track, and are comfortable on bike rides for up to eight hours.
  6. Advanced Intermediate: Advanced intermediate riders are comfortable riding for up to 6 hours. They are very comfortable climbing or descending on most singletrack trails and can ride some technical features.
What should we bring on the guided ride?
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water: 2 liters per person
  • Helmet
Can I rent a bike?

Yes! We can rent you a bike. We do offer a discount when you pay for a guided ride. The rental also includes a helmet.

What is the cancellation policy?

Full refund for reservations canceled at least 72 hours before scheduled hikes. We do not offer refunds for cancellation within 72 hours of scheduled hikes.

Do I have to pay in full at the time of booking?

Yes, we collect full payment at the time of booking.

Do I drive my car, or do you drive us to the trailhead?

Yes, you will drive to the trailhead. We will meet at Pedal Forward, and you will follow us to the trail head.