Airbnb is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, disrupting the entire hotel industry in its wake. Its popularity lies in offering renters the opportunity to experience towns and cities around the world via unique accommodations that let them feel like a local rather than a package tourist. That same philosophy is behind a new program being offered by leading mountain bike adventure company Sacred Rides. With their new Getaways program (getaways.sacredrides.com), the company is equipping passionate mountain bikers around the world with the tools, training and support they need to guide other mountain bikers on their local trails via one and two-day adventures.

Spokane mountain biker Ken Hoekema was among the first to sign up and is eagerly looking forward to his spring 2017 launch. His local Getaways site Spokane.sacredrides.com is up, with several trips designed and ready to host out-of-town mountain bikers looking to explore local trails for the first time or mountain bikers new to the area who want to get to know the best rides our vast trail systems have to offer. “I’ve been passionate about mountain biking since the 1990s,” says Hoekema, “and have called Spokane home for my entire life. Our area has an incredible variety of trails and natural beauty that I’m excited to share with the world.”

Hoekema will continue his training with the Sacred Rides Getaways staff over the winter; his first trips are scheduled to begin in May 2017. “The support from the Sacred Rides team has been phenomenal,” adds Hoekema. “I’ve learned so much already from people with decades of experience in adventure travel. With their support, I’m putting together a wide variety of trips for everyone from beginners to expert mountain bikers.” His message to riders who may have never considered a mountain bike trip to the sunny Spokane area: “Come visit Spokane and ride with locals on the trails we love!” For more information or to book a Spokane mountain bike trip, visit Spokane.sacredrides.com. Or check out Getaways.sacredrides.com to browse other trips around the world. //