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Guiding & Shuttling Services

Custom outings in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest

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As permitted guides and shuttle operators in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, we can take the guesswork out of your visit to the Shenandoah Valley by taking you to the best trails and roads around.

Whether you're just looking for a shuttle ride to the top of the mountain or want a guide to take you on pre-planned routes, contact us to see what options are available during your visit to the area.

  • Trail, road, and gravel routes​​

  • Groups and individuals

  • Adaptive needs riders

  • Beginner to expert levels

  • Open and private shuttles

Authorized Use Notification

TakeAim Cycling LLC operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. TakeAim Cycling LLC is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. TakeAim Cycling LLC, as well as its employees, agents, guests, clients or customers, shall abide by all current Forest Service, regulations and permit requirements.

Why hire a permitted guide?

Our National Forests are public treasures and, as professional backcountry operators, we are committed to being good stewards of these lands. We operate with a permit from the National Forest Service because we want to be responsible members of the community and do our part to respectfully access these areas in accordance with Forest Service regulations.

If you're planning a visit to ride in the George Washington or Jefferson National Forest, we recommend you hire a permitted guide or shuttle operator rather than winging it or hiring someone without a permit.

With our local expertise we can pick trails and roads that are appropriate to your skill level, the season, and current conditions, so you have a great experience riding in these amazing areas.

Select Appropriate Routes

A guide and shuttle operator with local knowledge will be able to select trails and roads that most appropriately match your skill level and desired experience.

Aware of Conditions

We know which trails and roads are seasonally open and if they have been affected by events such as storms, races, or fires.

Reduce Risk

A guide and shuttle operator can reduce risk by selecting appropriate terrain, knowing where you are located, having backcountry first aid skills and a satellite phone for emergency use.

Shuttle Services

We operate Private and Open Shuttles of up to 12 people in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest at a variety of locations. 

We have regularly scheduled Open Shuttles for select, local peaks, and folks can book a seat anytime. Most Open Shuttle routes require at least intermediate level skills. Be sure to subscribe to our email list to find out when we offer new routes and give updates!

If you'd like to hire a private shuttle for yourself or a group of friends outside of our regular Open Shuttle schedule or want a more beginner friendly option, just fill out the Private Guide/Shuttle Request Form with the relevant information. 

$50 / Seat in the Open Shuttle

$500 / Private Shuttle for 8hrs

Private Guide/Shuttle Request Form

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