Gunks Ridge Traverse Mountain Biking


Gunks Ridge Traverse: Mountain Bike Navigation

In partnership with Alpine Endeavors, this all-day outdoor intensive takes students mountain biking on carriage roads through “The Gunks” of Gardiner, New York. Teams will need to work together to navigate and complete initiatives within the Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve using maps. The parks sit within the Shawangunk Ridge, a 440 million-year-old rock formation and one of the oldest in the world.

This all-day mountain biking venture is designed to foster team-building in a challenging, high-pressure environment. Debriefing and scheduled reflection provide participants with an opportunity to transfer the leadership lessons learned while biking.

Activities and Risks

Students will be involved in the ‘hands on’ creation of a glass item.  This will take place in both a team and individual setting.

Safety is always our first consideration.  Professional Artists at East Falls Glassworks will assist in guiding this experience.


Previous Bike Riding Experience is Necessary for this venture

Costs and Equipment

This intensive is $30 to all Wharton undergraduate students.  Transportation, bikes, helmets, maps, meals and instruction is included.

If the cost of the intensive would prohibit your attendance, please contact WLV.

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  • Participant Fee: $30 *If the cost of the intensive would prohibit your attendance, please contact WLV.
  • Number of Seats per Venture: 20 students
  • Dates:
    • Fall: Friday, October 22, 2021
      Spring: TBD
  • Lead Venture Fellow: TBD