The Other Shore: An Insider’s Guide to Riding the Sunshine Coast

The Other Shore: An Insider’s Guide to Riding the Sunshine Coast

This trip is for anyone who has biked in the Sea to Sky a few times and is looking for some new ride ideas. Or for someone who lives in Vancouver and rides the Shore lots, but doesn’t have a huge interest in the bike park or typically venture much past Squamish on the weekends. If this sounds like you, then hopefully you will find something inspiring in the routes and photos below. 

A Front Country Adventure in Mountain Biking BC’s Sea-to-Sky Corridor

A Front Country Adventure in Mountain Biking BC’s Sea-to-Sky Corridor

Too busy working, fixing your bike, and looking after the kids all week to plan your riding getaway this weekend? This article series does all that work for you. We give you 4 different trip itineraries, each one showcasing a unique riding experience in the Sea to Sky. Every itinerary is designed for a different type of rider and a distinct experience, they are curated around a 3.5 day get-away and are designed to be “grab and go”. We aren’t taking bribes or getting paid by businesses to tell you what to do, we just live here, like these spots, and think you will too. If you are already a “local” these might still be worth checking out, we could have some refreshing ideas for: rides, coffee, beers and apres eats. Or just skip to the comments below and tell us what a S*** job we did. This third installment, the Front Country Adventure, serves to satiate your appetite for adventure, while not totally draining your wallet. We cannot say the same for your legs and your lungs, this is a big weekend of riding that will test even the fittest of mountain bike enthusiasts. If this doesn’t sound like your style, don’t worry, our fourth and final itinerary for the Frequent Visitor is toned down on the pedaling, but still packed with some rad local trail insight, so stay tuned. The itinerary you are about to read contains some of the most technically challenging trails in the Sea to Sky corridor, and should only be attempted by riders with advanced to expert technical abilities. We aren’t kidding, this...
Exploring Whistler with Guestagrammer Justa Jeskova

Exploring Whistler with Guestagrammer Justa Jeskova

This week we featured photographer Justa Jeskova. Justa was born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia.  In 1998, she decided to follow her dream and moved to BC, Canada because of hockey instead of starting her work career as Wood Sciences and Technology Engineer.  She ended up discovering mountain biking after making the move to Whistler when she photographed her first Crankworx. Eight years on, she no longer chases hockey players and still can’t change a bike tire but what she lacks in mechanic skills is made up by her passion behind the lens and innate ability to hunt down money light. Follow Justa’s work at: Facebook: Justa Jeskova Photography Instagram: @justajeskova Web: https://www.justajeskova.com/       Lost Lake Park has an extensive network of biking trails, great for beginner and intermediate level riders and close to the Whistler village. If you are new to mountain biking, these are great trails to start on. And some of the first to open up for the season! Trail: Lost Lake trails Riders: Candace Shadley and Shalene Shelly Caption: Whistler’s must in my opinion. The first purpose built mountain bike alpine trail offers breathtaking views while you enjoy advanced singletrack at full speed. It is accessed through the Bike Park and requires an additional ticket to access it. Unfortunately riding it at sunset like this shot requires a few strings to be pulled. Trail: Top of the World Rider: Steve Storey When trails get muddy in Whistler, you head to Howler. One of the best trails to ride when Whistler’s getting poured on. The dirt here sheds water well and stays grippy even when others are...
14-Day Itinerary: Southern British Columbia Loop

14-Day Itinerary: Southern British Columbia Loop

This itinerary stops in many popular riding destinations in BC’s southern interior. Never-ending mountains with great trails mixed with cool lakes and friendly towns provide a landscape that is about as close as it gets to true mountain bike nirvana.