I am planning a trip to the Southwest USA between the 14th and the 31st of October and intend to stay the first week in Moab, UT. Being a passionate Mountain biker, I want to spend most of this time mountain biking the famous Moab-trails, if possible on a multi-day-tour with guides and some other bikers. In order to arrange the itinerary for the rest of my stay, I thought of booking MTB-Tours in advance:
Here are a few questions to local bikers (or ones who've been there), any help would be appreciated:
1. I'd love to ride the "3-day-white rim" or "4-day-the maze" as well as a few daily breaks around Moab. Should I rent a bike (More suspension or maybe an enduro?) or bring my own (it's a TREK FUEL 95 with a Fox Float 120 mm front susp.)?
2. Is it a good idea to book bike tours in advance ( they are pricey, eg. Escape Adventures, Rim Tours etc.) or consult other local bike-shops on the arrival for last-minute prices? Any recommendations?
3. Clothing and "must-bring items": How's the weather in October?
4. Any other suggestions; for example about where to stay in Moab?
Thanks a lot!