The Group MTB Trip was Awesome!

Published by Darron Toy on

It’s a fall morning in Western North Carolina,
and all the cabins at Pilot Cove are booked solid. Inside cabin 64, everyone is eating breakfast. This is the weekend of the Seth’s Bike Hacks
guided trip: a three day all inclusive retreat with mountain biking, campfires, and good
clean fun. It’s sleepaway camp—with beer. This is the first such trip I’ve held, which
means all the attendees are taking a risk. Some riders signed up as early as September,
not really knowing what to expect. I did have input on what we’d be doing,
but the real brains of the operation were Barret and Jenna of Red Wolf Mountain Bike
Tours. They made sure everyone was fed, beered, shuttled,
and guided—not necessarily in that order. Included were these cabins, which look more
like condos to me. Everyone had a washer and dryer, queen or
king sized bed, and even a free set of hand up gloves. Every day, we’d eat breakfast at cabin 64,
which was essentially the party cabin. After breakfast Red Wolf shuttled us out to
wherever we’d be riding that day. On the first morning, we rode Dupont State
Forest. Including Chad, Tricia, and Mike, there were
a total of 5 easy going guides on this trip. They managed our route, time, and safety,
so we could all focus on having fun and making memories. On any trip, the memories are really what
you’re paying for, so let me tell you about this guided trip by recounting some of my
best memories from it. The first one is having dinner by the campfire
on night one. quick It was starting to drop into the 30’s that
night, which kept the beer nice and cold. We had just ridden Pisgah, which properly
humbled everyone including me. This primed the group for a very North Carolinian
dinner consisting of gallons of mac and cheese, ribs, potato salad, and grits. When in Rome, eat grits. Our only light sources were a few lanterns,
the fire, and headlamps, which made it a super memorable dinner. The food was delicious, and everyone got to
know each other by the campfire. On the next trip, we’re doing this again. My next memory is riding the final section
of Big Rock trail in Dupont Forest. Alex was with us that day, so he led the charge
as I filmed from the side of the trail. During that day we took as many opportunities
as possible to capture people huckin’. Big Rock is one of my favorite trails because
it’s so unique for this part of the country. Rarely do you see sustained slick rock climbs,
huge slabs, and actual exposure in North Carolina. I think the group enjoyed it as well. It’s strange that any good memory would
be of a crash, but this one at Dupont goes down as one of my luckiest ever. I hiked back up to bomb this rock garden while
Barret and Alex waited at the bottom, knowing that the rocks were a little slippery. I ended up taking the line to the far right
and catching my bar on the tree. Not only did I walk away without a scratch,
but my carbon bars were perfectly fine. I call that a win, but I wish more of the
group was able to witness it. There’s nothing like watching a good crash
that you don’t need to be a part of. Another great memory from that weekend was
killing some time at the Reeb Ranch. After riding Dupont we had a couple hours
before dinner, so the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch opened up so we could ride the jumps. They even let me ride one of their dirt jumpers. With a pump track, dual slalom, and slopestyle
course to ride, it’s anyone’s guess why we spent time hucking the teeter totter. These things happen. On the next trip, we’ll definitely go to
the Reeb Ranch, and we’ll probably huck this teeter totter. Another great memory from the trip was taco
night at Oskar Blues. I had told Barret that I wanted an epic taco
night, and he took that pretty seriously. The infamous Chub Wagon actually catered our
taco night, with specially made chorizo and a whole slew of other fillings. We at them on the floor of the brewery warehouse
like savages, although we probably could have grabbed tables outside. That night, everyone even got to meet Drama
who was super bummed to have missed the tacos. On my next trip, we’ll definitely be doing
Taco night. The final memory I’ll share from the trip
is shuttle day. After two days of nonstop riding, we wanted
to give everyone’s legs a break and finish off their arms and hands. So we loaded up and drove to the top. I had swapped my pedals to the dirt jumper
the day before and forgot to screw one of them back on my bike. So it was just in by one thread. It fell off on the fire road and I needed
to go find it. It threaded back in without a problem, and
we continued on. That was the last day of the trip, and by
that time everyone had gotten to know each other. It was less like a group trip, and more like
riding with friends. Although Red Wolf Tours took care of all the
arrangements, and our guides made sure we could ride as many trails as possible, I couldn’t
have held this trip without these attendees. They all took a risk, traveled from afar,
and trusted that a guy who eats pb&j burritos would deliver. That might be scarier than the trails. I hope you enjoyed my recap of our guided
trip. With all we learned holding this trip I can
only assume the next one will be even better. If you want to attend next time just keep
an eye out on the channel for an announcement. For all who attended, thanks for making this
possible. I hope you had as good a time as I did. Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll
see you next time.


AT210 · December 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm

What bike it that that Alex is riding

Riam Mey · December 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

Are you allowed to bring downhill bikes?

Agent Taco16 · December 29, 2017 at 8:52 am

Is there an age limit? Like Is it just a bunch of guys drinking beer and eating tacos or are there a few kids in the corner chugging soda?

Rb Artistry · January 3, 2018 at 2:15 am

"Athletes" should really pay more attention to what they eat…not a good example at all lol

Mac's Motovlog · January 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm

1:14 please stop and appreciate the M5 omg.

Mac's Motovlog · January 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm

I live in NC, I want to come next time haha

Beto Renteria · January 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm

That looks awesome! When is the next one? Is there anything like this in California? Or you should come out this way!

j man · January 8, 2018 at 9:04 am

So awesome bro πŸ˜‰love it!

Tanner 1126 · January 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm

I think it would be awesome if you did a trip in Southern California, everyone in my mtb community loves your channel!

Scott Doyle · January 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Do a camp/trip for younger people around 14

World Fackts · February 8, 2018 at 6:15 pm


Thatchman · February 13, 2018 at 1:30 am

how much did this cost?

Saroj Bhagat · February 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

I can't lift my rear wheel please make a vedio on it

Loe T-mobile · February 19, 2018 at 2:03 am

i only would have liked the food the most cuz, LOOK AT THE BURRITO OMG LOOKS SOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

Jonny Mitchell · February 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm

This is so sick, great location

Brad Elsberry · February 25, 2018 at 6:19 pm

This looks like a total blast!

Poonam Palawat · February 26, 2018 at 10:13 am

You are a fuck

Seth's Bike Hacks · February 27, 2018 at 8:54 pm

The next trip is officially on for May! Register here:

AMC Films old channel · February 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

If I remember correctly, you do or did web development? Curious cause I can decide to build more projects with laravel or rails. haha,

John Poole · February 28, 2018 at 1:40 am

Just put together my Overdrive this afternoon. I can't wait to get some miles on it.

G.J.K IS KING · February 28, 2018 at 7:32 am

I can't see your videos anymore because my bike has got lost

Shubhamay Barman · February 28, 2018 at 7:41 am


Brandon Sheldon · February 28, 2018 at 7:23 pm

This is what mtb is all about. Badass.

65mustangfan4 · March 2, 2018 at 1:26 am

Holy crap I used to ride in pisgah all the time when I went to camp in NC I love that place also really dig tsali

VC-GAMING TECH · March 2, 2018 at 6:52 pm

I really want enjoy this all but it's not possible in India 😒😒😒😒

Joshuatron XP · March 2, 2018 at 11:15 pm

I like the teeter totter part its so awesome

Anthony G · March 6, 2018 at 4:58 am

Brilliant idea! I gotta do this one day.

Peter CPRail8748 · March 12, 2018 at 2:45 am

Congrats on your first guided trip being successful.

SturgeonSurgeon · March 12, 2018 at 4:42 am

Just got a new bike after 10 years of not riding. Thanks for the inspiration from your channel. Maybe I will join the trip in 2019.

Tyco Jewel · March 20, 2018 at 2:08 am

What bikes did attended do this with?

Ummm What · March 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Seth’s face wasn’t in this video…

Russell Poyner · April 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm

That looks amazing! Seriously looks like a great time.

Dumpling Lover · May 7, 2018 at 6:38 am


Nanchi Knives · May 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

DuPont is my favorite place to ride ! That I have found so far lol

jasper de vries · May 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

there will be a day that i can join you guys from holland. seth, enjoying the vids!

Jesse K · May 31, 2018 at 5:03 am

That looks pretty awesome

Cookie Monster · May 31, 2018 at 1:12 pm

thats the reason for neon orange or green or so pedals

Tucker Leonard · June 1, 2018 at 12:11 am

I'm hoping to move to cary NC next year hopefully I can ride with u at some point

mountain biking tips · June 1, 2018 at 9:30 am

I made my own mtb track

Banana with 200 subs no vids · June 2, 2018 at 9:44 am

The mountain bike community is really good πŸ‘πŸΌ

Steven Williams · June 3, 2018 at 8:33 am

Good work really professional

Brett Ryder · June 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm

please hold this event with teens as well i would love to go

Quinn Jameson · June 17, 2018 at 2:57 am

You're not the only one who does PB & J burritos… I also may or may not do just honey burritos

Mr Butter · June 18, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Notice how Alex is Maxis tire logos are perfectly synced in the air when he jumps the Teeter totter

Jason Cruz · June 23, 2018 at 9:56 am

That looked like a great trip maybe When I getting more seat time I’ll make the next trip first time back in the bike in 15 plus years

Silky Burrito16 · June 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Are 13 year olds welcome

Cole's Mountain Biking · June 28, 2018 at 1:39 am

Ahh yes slamming your bars into a tree at 20 miles an hour that happened to me last week

Michigan 99 · June 29, 2018 at 5:37 am

Damn I just missed it

OneTheWhat · July 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

That sounds like alot of fun

Mountain Lions Only · July 12, 2018 at 11:53 pm

Freaking genius!

corn · July 15, 2018 at 3:46 am

I built a similar seesaw in my backyard using only a piece of round firewood, a couple of 2X4’s and some nails and screws

Michael J. Nenishkis · July 27, 2018 at 7:11 pm


Ryan Schutter · July 29, 2018 at 5:34 am

i love the way you edit and narrate videos!

Untouchable · August 7, 2018 at 3:01 am

What is up with you and tacos man? Lol. I've love em too but damn.

Geras Katinas · August 7, 2018 at 6:53 am

food = best memories πŸ™‚

D Pettengill · August 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Add a sea saw to berm creak

g-man 707 · August 26, 2018 at 1:00 am

Can kids come with hard tails

Rory Follin Piano · September 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm

You should come over to the Uk

Muhammad · September 7, 2018 at 7:16 am

I wanna joinnnn. But I'm from England

Rc kidz. · September 10, 2018 at 1:59 am

When is the next North Carolina trip? Sounds really fun.

I dont exist any more · September 15, 2018 at 10:51 am

I wish i could go but im too young

Berger Hardware Bikes · September 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Me and my dad were driving to DuPont and we saw those dirt jumps.

Ugg Ooga · September 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Shit…North Carolina

Joe Dillier · September 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm

For the record, PB&J burritos are the bomb diggetty

Scott Weber · September 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

awesome video, and sounds like an amazing trip. I gotta ask though, what goes into the PB&J burrito?

Seymour Butts · October 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm

You should have one person from the comments go ride with you

Owen Samet · October 18, 2018 at 1:30 am

I went to camp Carolina and went reeb dirt jumps there so fun

Nodin Winch · November 12, 2018 at 10:38 pm

you and the single track sampler should do a trip with trek bikes

Braylon Wood · November 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Can i go if im 13

Carter Branstetter · December 30, 2018 at 5:23 am

Seth are you doing another one for 2019? Please say yes.

compy9 · January 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm


Darren Arni · January 16, 2019 at 6:21 am

I envy your life style…much respect tho.

Matt Snyder · January 25, 2019 at 4:42 am

Looked like an awesome trip!!

Cam K · February 26, 2019 at 4:18 am

8:20 Seth, for the love of god. Never say Forrealziez

Deanna Grayston · March 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

Check out a diamond back grind

Casey Bunn · March 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm

Totally late to the game on this video! Looks awesome! Will this be happening in 2019? Live in Richmond Va. Thanks!

valts LP · March 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

Mahalo my dude

Isak Bmx · March 13, 2019 at 7:12 pm


SylfixPlayz · March 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Seems like seth is more Canadian then american

Danny Salas · March 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

What is a pb and j burrito look like

owen wilson · March 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

I was riding down a hill and my pedal fell off for no reason and now i got new ones

Foxxer · March 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

jesus emagine what would happen to your pinky on that crash is it would have been in the way!

AJ stone R · March 31, 2019 at 10:13 am

Aww I wanted to see the damage on the tree

LLUrbanAchiever · April 5, 2019 at 3:07 am

Can I sign up for one of these?!

Eric Binney · April 6, 2019 at 6:43 pm

Pumpkin French toast sounds good can you post the ingredients and recipe or do a video of you making it if you made it

LoganDuckThomas#1 Best · April 7, 2019 at 3:29 am

Question are teens allowed on their MTB trip ?

Modern Films · April 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm


Shaedyn Board-Kay · April 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm

looks like such a fun track!

American Trail Rider · April 15, 2019 at 10:35 pm

I'm for this years. May June 2019!!

James Hunter · April 20, 2019 at 5:32 am

Wish people under 18 could go.

PlaneandSimple · April 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm

How a video like this gets 132 thumbs down is beyond my ability to comprehend. Are there people that just hate mountain biking or what?

Cody Grandfield · May 6, 2019 at 1:59 am

At 5:25 i thought rainbow in the dark was gonna start playing.

Josh J · May 16, 2019 at 4:40 pm

I have enjoyed several PB&J burritos on the hiking trail since finding this channel. Thanks Seth!!

The Splixter · May 18, 2019 at 5:27 am

PB&J Burritos, Lord save us ! πŸ˜‰

Liam Smith · June 8, 2019 at 8:28 pm


Bloody Ripper · June 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm


William Roach · June 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

is your leg still broke

Jesse Diehl · June 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

What skill level/gear would you need to have to join a trip like this?

crazy man · July 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Seth do you ride 160mm travel

jMcb47 · July 23, 2019 at 7:46 am

02:14 the amount of disposable plastic…. =

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