The Alternate Route was created to share amazing places to ride with our FieldTrips™, look after you and your bike, and help you find the gear you need. All of that with an effort to offer you local, regional, and sustainable brands. Serving you with both concierge delivery service and our AltRoute Outpost popup.
Playing outside and exploring new places is what we do, and we want to take you. We build and curate bespoke cycling experiences for you and your friends. We call that Small Batch Cycling™. We deploy our decades of knowledge building ride experiences for journalists and brands to your adventure. For 2022, we will offer a handful of unique Fieldtrips to join, but we'd really love to build a custom outing just for you. Call or write us to learn more about the possibilities and the pricing.
100% off menu. You bring us your adventure desires, and we create it.
A Big Day Out - single day adventures that are perfect for a company OOO day, friends reunion, or hosting your clients.
It's not about us, it's about you. Have you wanted to treat your bike shop or brand customers to an incredible experience to say thank you or to try something new? Let's do it. We'll handle the back end, you ride with you customers. Reach out to learn more.
You name it. We build it. With a legion of renowned chefs, soigneurs, professional riders and ride coaches, we are ready to deliver.
Working with rental homes as well as small lodges and camps we will build your multi-day adventure. Ideal for charity team training camps, media camps and product launches. (Chris was a founder of PressCamp and has conducted dozens of ride camps for leading brands including SRAM, adidas, ZIPP and MAVIC).
Each season we will post a short list of one-off adventures designed for small groups of hearty souls to explore. Both single and Multi-day Outings. Watch this space for our 2022 list.
Write us to learn more about creating your own custom outing.
The Alternate Route carries the components and accessories to keep you riding. from service parts and accessories for the ride, to nutrition, check with us to outfit your next ride.
The Quick Tune/ Monthly service slot is perfect for bikes in functional shape in need of some interim service. If you're riding 3 or more days a week, your bike needs periodic service. You'll get a drive and brake adjust, wear check, BB, hubs and headset check and adjust, light clean and lube. We can cover tire and tube installs, new chain and cassette installs here as well. Pricing excludes parts., suspension tuning, and tubeless tire service.
There are so many individual needs and special requests, we have found the most fair approach is to simply charge by the hour. Perfect for when you aren't sure what you need as well. The Alternate Route hourly rate is $75. We want you back, so we'll be as efficient as can be, but with a focus of getting it done right. Price excludes parts and accessories.
Your bike will be taken down to the frame, cleaned, bearings serviced, and then rebuilt. Wheels trued. Here we recommend new cables and housing for mechanical brakes and shifting, new brake pads, and bar tape or grips. Parts and suspension service are an extra charge, so we will review with you what you may need.
Pro's get their bike washed every day, shouldn't you treat your bike to the same care once in a while? We use only Pedro's Earth friendly bike care products and deliver a gleaming steed back to you, clean and ready to ride. Add this to any service package
Logging the miles and can't find the time to keep your rig running right? Book a season service bundle, and we'll look after your bike with pro level care. This six month service bundle saves time and money.
- Tune up & Pro Bike Wash at your first appointment including a fresh spare tube and bar tape
- Monthly tune / Pro bike wash service at specified times you select
- 2 free emergency services (because $h*t happens). A quick turn service, usually 24h or less, up to 1hr each, free. Parts extra.
$800 value for just $575
We love to build bikes, and we've got a few levels of service to help.
- Shipped bike rebuild your bike from a trip or shipment out of your bike case or box. Build and safety check: $50
- New bike in a box. If you get a new or "new to you bike" that you need built, we do it right assembled with proper torque settings, lubed and tuned: $125
Build up your new frame. It's your new baby, and we will take the time and care to get it right. Starting at $150.
While we do adjustments and light duty dropper post and suspension work in house, we are proud to work with the best in the business, Cascade Suspension Works, for your fork, shock and dropper service. From annual maintenance to major repair and restoration, there is no one better. Reach out for a quote.
With a big focus on mixed surface and gravel, The Alt Route is here to support our riding community in a new and personalized way. We are here to listen, suggest and provide you with service, supplies, and advice you need to explore all of the great riding our region has to offer.
"I cut my teeth in the service bays of bike shops. Moving up into the industry working for Specialized Bicycles in their early days. It was there I had my first exposure to elite racing service at the 1986 Coors Classic, and I never looked back. From the Tour de France and Olympic games, to the spring classics, to the Cyclo-cross, and MTB World Championship to the Tour of Beijing, and the Tour of California, to countless fondos and charity rides, I've been lucky to be at the service of athletes for decades. In spite of all of those places, the greatest satisfaction comes from keeping riders like you and me rolling when we need it the most." - Alt Route Founder - Christopher Zigmont
Allow us to bring what we've learned from professional cycling and working for leading manufacturers to make your next ride a little bit better. Our work is guaranteed.
From the Beaujolais region of France to the Desert Southwest and many postal codes in between, Chris and crew have been providing customized and carefully curated ride experiences for journalists, bike industry executives, retailers, and the public for three decades. In collaboration with former pro riders, coaches, top chefs, and riding personalities, the Alternate Route rolls all of that up into carefully crafted rides for you. We call that Small Batch Cycling™.