WINNER SELECTED FOR THE 2019 MOUNTAIN BIKING BC “BIKES AND BEER” 7 DAY GIVEAWAY

WINNER SELECTED FOR THE 2019 MOUNTAIN BIKING BC “BIKES AND BEER” 7 DAY GIVEAWAY

VANCOUVER, BC May 31, 2019 - Over 2,600 entries were received from over 30 different countries for this year’s weeklong mountain biking prize trip in British Columbia. This year’s lucky winner is Anthony Boussetta from North Vancouver, BC. Anthony has invited his good friend and riding buddy, Blaise Ratcliffe to share this unforgettable adventure. Anthony was selected among 10 random finalists who had to convince a panel of judges in 500 word or less why they should be the chosen one for this incredible experience. Anthony impressed our judges as a passionate and motivated rider who recently immigrated to Canada from France because of BC’s reputation for mountain biking. Anthony loves riding technical singletrack and can’t wait to explore more trails throughout the province. This year’s trip will feature a mix of old and new school trails as we explore some lesser known mountain bike destinations including Castlegar, Cranbrook, Invermere, Radium Hotsprings, Kelowna and Merritt. Some of these destinations are better known for their other world class products and experiences but they also happen to have great trails! The trip will run from June 20-27. Highlights during the trip will be posted on Mountain Biking BC’s Facebook page and Instagram. Mountain Biking BC would like to express its thanks to everyone that entered the contest and especially to our...
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 Northern BC with Ryan Creary

Exploring Northern BC with Ryan Creary

Ryan grew up on the east coast of Canada in New Brunswick. This was where he first discovered mountain biking; he used to race on the rooty and soggy coastal bush trails around the province’s local circuit. After university, Ryan migrated west to British Columbia, and he now calls Revelstoke home. The high alpine trails that surround the town are one of the reasons he loves Revelstoke so much. “I love to ride my bike both up and down; it’s like ski touring for me. Revelstoke is surrounded by long logging road climbs with amazing downhills and some of the best high alpine singletrack in western Canada”, he says. Ryan is very passionate about the outdoors, and when he’s not taking photographs, he spends his time biking, kayaking and climbing in the summers. A long time contributor to Bike Magazine and many other mountain bike publications around the world, Ryan has been a full time professional mountain sports photographer for almost 20 years. Always on the hunt for exquisite light, moody scenes and unique angles - “I’m intrigued by the subtle moments of the activities I pursue as well as the cultural side of mountain sports.”   Big things are happening in Valemount.. some of the sweetest flow and berms of the whole trip. Jay Starnino rolling fast on the High Roller Trail, Valemount, BC. I had no idea how good the trails would be in Prince George..fast flow, technical and a plethora of built up features. As good as anywhere in southern BC. Glenn King, local ripper gave us the tour. Presidants Choice Trail, Pidherny Recreation Site. Prince...
Exploring Fernie with Guestagrammer Todd Weselake

Exploring Fernie with Guestagrammer Todd Weselake

Exploring Fernie with guestagrammer Todd Weselake May 21, 2017 | Fernie, Trip Stories Meet Todd Weselake, this week Todd shared some of his favourites trail shots from Fernie. Viewing the world through his camera since the late 90’s, Todd has a strong creative sense to his work. His extensive experience shooting everything from action sports and portraits, to editorial and commercial work helps him view the scene from every angle. When he is not behind the lens, he is most certainly out enjoying the mountains on his mountain bike, flying airplanes, or traveling to remote reaches of the globe. Project 9 in the spring, when the trails are tacky and lush. Wildflowers and buffed trails on Hyper Ventilation. SLUNT. The down is well worth the up. The alpine area around Fernie has unlimited potential, if you don’t mind big days, and bigger climbs. Caleb Brown dropping in from the Fernie Alpine.   Evening P9 laps.  Whats not to love about it.   Think you have what it takes to be our next #mtbBC Guestagrammer? Email us at...

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opening For the 2017 Season May 19

Riders Can Save Big With Early Bird Rates on Passes Until June 9 WHISTLER, BC May 16, 2017 – The long awaited countdown to the first chair of the 2017 season will come to an end on May 19, when the Whistler Mountain Bike Park officially opens. The Fitzsimmons Express will spin from 10am to 5pm from May 19 until June 9, with Extended Play until 8pm on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Fitzsimmons Zone hours will be extended daily to 8pm on June 10. Dependent on weather conditions the Creek Zone and the Garbanzo Zone are slated to open on June 17. The Creekside Gondola’s operating hours will be from 10am to 5pm and the Garbanzo Express will run from 11am to 7pm. “Thanks to the extremely hard work of our trail crew, conditions are lining up to be great for opening day,” says Brian Finestone, bike park manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “We expect to have 90% of the Fitz zone open for riders starting Friday including A Line, B Line, Crank It Up, Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey, Smoke & Mirrors, Afternoon Delight and many more.” Brand new Whistler Mountain Bike Park partner, GT Bicycles will be kicking off the season with a riders lounge at the base of the Fitzsimons Express on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of opening weekend. Visitors to the bike park will be welcomed to relax in the lounge, meet GT athletes Hans Rey, Tyler McCaul and local ambassador Ian Morrison, eat and drink, and have an on-site mechanic work on any minor bike tune ups to be sure their rigs are ready for the...

New Highway Sign Invites You to Explore Legendary Cumberland

Travelers along the Inland Island Highway in the Comox Valley are now invited to explore the Village of Cumberland and everything it has to offer. The Village of 3900 has a new highway entrance sign welcoming you to the legendary community. The sign portrays the uniqueness of the Village, its rich and gritty history, and the future that is the new Cumberland.