TICKET FAQ

HOW MUCH DO SUMMIT TICKETS COST?

There are two tickets available for purchase.

Summit Weekend Ticket (with no lodging) $270

Summit Weekend Ticket + Reserved Campsite costs $412.

See Ticket Overview

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY SUMMIT TICKET?

A Summit Weekend Ticket Includes:

  • Unlimited access to a stacked schedule of engaging educational sessions that focus on central issues unique to the WTF Bikexploring community.
  • Meals, Beverages, and some Snacks – Dinner on Aug. 16. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Aug. 17 & 18. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Aug. 17 & 18. Breakfast on Aug. 19
  • WTF Swag – WTF Bikexplorers patch, WTF Bikexplorers Purist 26oz Water Bottle and #shredthepatriarchy stickers
  • Access to Whitefish Bike Retreat onsite trails, the Whitefish Legacy Trail and State Forest Lands with pristine lakes to fish and swim in.
  • The amazing opportunity to connect and ride with like-minded Women, Trans, Femme, and Non-binary cyclists who use their bicycles to explore.



A Summit Weekend Ticket & Reserved Campsite Includes:

  • Unlimited access to a stacked schedule of engaging educational sessions that focus on central issues unique to the WTF Bikexploring community.
  • Meals, Beverages, and some Snacks – Dinner on Aug. 16. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Aug. 17 & 18. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Aug. 17 & 18. Breakfast on Aug. 19
  • A 4’ x 6’ forested camp spot at the Whitefish Bike Retreat Campground with shared picnic table, and fire ring.
  • Out-of-the-tent access to all summit activities.
  • WTF Swag – WTF Bikexplorers patch, WTF Bikexplorers Purist 26oz Water Bottle and #shredthepatriarchy stickers
  • On-site access to the Whitefish Bike Retreat trails and amenities – property trails, skill area, pump track, and disc golf course, bathhouse, wifi, bike wash, and repair station, nearby state forest lands, pristine lakes, and the Whitefish Legacy Trail
  • The amazing opportunity to connect and ride with like-minded Women, Trans, Femme, and Non-binary cyclists who use their bicycles to explore.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN A SUMMIT TICKET?

Lodging – The Summit Weekend Ticket does not include lodging but the Summit Weekend Ticket + Reserved Campsite does. If you would like to reserve one of the limited camp-spots available at the Whitefish Bike Retreat, you must select the Summit Weekend Ticket + Reserved Campsite option at check-out. See Summit Lodging for all camping and lodging options near the Whitefish Bike Retreat.

Alcohol

Camping Equipment

Transportation to/from Kalispell Airport and the Amtrak Custom shuttle trips can be reserved directly with the Whitefish Bike Retreat.

Bear Spray

WHAT ARE FOOD OPTIONS?

All Summit Tickets include eight meals from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. Coffee, water, carbonated drinks and some snacks will also be provided.

Meals will be prepared to your dietary preference. Indicate whether you are vegetarian, vegan, carnivore when you buy your ticket.

WHAT ARE LODGING OPTIONS?

There are a limited amount of Summit Weekend Ticket + Reserved Onsite Campsites available. This ticket includes your Summit Ticket and a 4 x 6’ forested campspot at the Whitefish Bike Retreat and more. See Ticket Overview for more details

Free dispersed camping is available at Beaver Lakes State Park within one-mile of the Whitefish Bike Retreat.

Book directly, for all other lodging options. See Summit Lodging for suggested camping and lodging options near the Whitefish Bike Retreat.

I BOUGHT A TICKET WITH ON-SITE CAMPING. CAN MY PAL WHO BOUGHT A TICKET WITHOUT CAMPING STAY WITH ME IN MY TENT ON-SITE?

No. The ticket you bought for on-site camping includes a camp-spot for one person. The Whitefish Bike Retreat only allows 4-people per campsite so we cannot add folks who may want to share tents but don’t have an on-site camping ticket.

WHAT ARE SHUTTLE OPTIONS?

A free shuttle will be arranged as needed from Downtown Whitefish to the Whitefish Bike Retreat and back. Let us know if you need a shuttle when you buy your ticket!

Custom shuttles to/from Kalispell Airport and the Amtrak Station can be booked directly through the Whitefish Bike Retreat and are $30-$45/per party.

WHAT ARE TRAVEL OPTIONS?

You can get to Whitefish, Montana by train, plane, bike, or vehicle. See Summit Directions for more details.

SHOULD I BRING A BIKE TO THE SUMMIT?

We highly recommend having a bike to participate in the break-out session rides, to explore the surrounding area, and to have the ability to transport yourself around town. This being said, the summit is designed so that folks can enjoy the summit without having a bike at the summit. See Summit Schedule for more details.

You can rent a bike from the Whitefish Bike Retreat and from Glacier Cyclery, located in downtown Whitefish.

WHERE CAN I SHIP MY BIKE TO FOR THE SUMMIT?

If you have an on-site camping ticket, you can ship your bike to the Whitefish Bike Retreat at 855 Beaver Lake Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937, Otherwise you can ship your bike to Glacier Cyclery at 326 E Second St, Whitefish, MT 59937. If you plan to ship your bike to either one of these places please give them a heads up before hand.

Whitefish Bike Retreat – (406) 260-0274 

Glacier Cyclery – (406) 862-6446

IF I CHOOSE TO BRING A BIKE, WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I BRING?

From the Whitefish Bike Retreat you can access an endless network of dirt roads and mountain bike trails. We will have rides for all skill levels and bike styles but recommend bringing a bike that can handle some dirt!

WILL I BE GOING BIKEPACKING?

The rides taking place during the summit schedule will be 1-2 hour rides exploring the dirt roads and trails of the surrounding area.

We will be hosting the final ride in our Ride Series August 13 – August 16 at which time, if you choose to attend, you will be bikepacking.

Technically, If you choose to attend the summit with a bike and commute to and from your camp spot/lodging, you will be bikepacking! Yay!

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?

To cut down on waste, we encourage everyone to bring their own mug, plate/bowl, and fork/spork/spoon.

Comfortable clothing for biking, hiking, swimming, and sitting around the campfire. You will be spending the majority of your time outdoors northern Montana in August which is generally warm during the day and cool at night with chances of rain (bring a puffy jacket, rain gear).

If you are camping, you must bring all of your necessary equipment to camp (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, batteries and chargers, toiletries, etc.)

A notebook and pen/pencil to take notes during the Summit Sessions.

AGE/FAMILIES/PETS POLICY

You must be 18-years or older to attend the Summit.

Pets are allowed as long as they are cared for and cleaned up after. The Hound Hostel will be available to rent onsite at the Summit for $2/hour and $15/day.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Connect on the WTF Bikexplorers Facebook Page.

You must notify us of the ticket transfer via email.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

Thanks to the SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund and our Scholarship Sponsors (Specialized Bicycles, Swift Industries, Ride With GPS, Revelate Designs, Bike Works, and Brew Dr.) we were able to offer 5 WTFnB individuals financial scholarships to attend the summit and gear to help with their future bikexploring endeavors.

Thanks to the generous support of all those who donated to the SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund and our Scholarship Sponsors, we have an overwhelming $3,000 scholarship fund for 2019!!

To learn more about the SJ Brooks Scholarships and The SJ Brooks Scholarship Fund visit, Summit Scholarships.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Tickets to the WTF Bikexplorers Summit are now available!

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Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities, or if you have any questions about attending the WTF Bikexplorers Summit or ride series.