7 places to ride in Revelstoke with photographer Ryan Creary

7 places to ride in Revelstoke with photographer Ryan Creary

This week Ryan Creary shares some of his favourite spots to ride in Revelsoke.  Ryan Creary 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, Creary 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 “Moody trails in the morning mist. Matt Yaki heads for Boondocker on Boulder Mountain. Revelstoke, BC” Luke Stevens airing high above the Columbia River on the big jump trail the Rooster. Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke, BC Matt Yaki embracing the perfection of fall riding conditions on Rolling Stone Trail. Audrey Ayotte corners a high alpine meadow on Joss Mtn. Monashees, Revelstoke, BC Rylan Kappler finding fall colors and gets above a sea of clouds on Frisby Ridge on a crisp October day. High alpine in October? Some years the snow comes late...
Exploring the Sunshine Coast with Brice Shirbach

Exploring the Sunshine Coast with Brice Shirbach

This week guestagrammer Brice shirbach shares some amzing places to ride in the beautiful Sunshine Coast area.  Brice began riding as early as he can remember, and spent his formative years breaking bikes while flying down ATV trails in the mountains of Western Maryland. Many years ago, Brice combined his passion for riding with his passion for photojournalism and video production, of which he studied in both high school and college, and began to focus on producing content centered around mountain biking. Today, he is devoted full time as a professional rider and a professional content creator, working in editorial, photographic, and video mediums and works hard to encourage people to explore the planet and seek adventure aboard two wheels. Brice and his wife Megan are parents to two amazing boys, Logan and Henry. Powell River is home to the happiest trail dogs I’ve ever ridden with. They often seem more eager to hit the trail than they’re two-legged and two-wheeled partners! For me, the Sunshine Coast might be home to the best trails I’ve ever ridden. This is a photo of me leading local legend Gary Jackson down E-Line above the town of Sechelt. It’s the combination of the people, the landscape, and the nature of the trails themselves that speak to me in ways very few other places ever have. E-Line in Sechelt offers up steep chutes, glorious loam, and stunning views of the Strait of Georgia. Paul Hodgson leads me through a stunning rainforest in Robert’s Creek. Many of these trails are built on a fall line, often following the same paths taken by loggers a...
7 photos that capture how fun Northern BC trails are.

7 photos that capture how fun Northern BC trails are.

This week Ryan Creary shares some new photos from Northen BC. 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.”   Graham Woolsey speeds into a berm after a brief september storm on High Roller Trail, Valemount, BC. Jay Starnino and the fall colors of Turduken Trail, Valemount, BC. Glenn King flying high on Presidants Choice Trail, Pidherny Recreation Site. Prince George, BC Rain , snow or sleet won’t stop the Burns Lake Crew from shredding. Randy Stewart coming in hot on...
7-Day Itinerary: Interior Loop

7-Day Itinerary: Interior Loop

Follow this itinerary for a week-long trip exploring BC’s Interior to visit epic riding destinations in Kamloops, Revelstoke, Golden, Valemount, and Salmon Arm. Pair riding with beer, visiting the region’s many breweries after laps down world-class trails.

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 Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton Through the Eyes of Ryan Creary

Exploring Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton Through the Eyes of 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.” “I just love the old burns and different color hues in the Okanagan - Jay Starnino speeding down Jabbarocky on the Rose Valley network.” Kelowna, BC “Jay Starnino and Sabrina Gauthier heading down the Connector Trail towards Rocky Screech at sunset. Crawford Trails at Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park - Kelowna , BC Being based in Revelstoke and getting to ride rainforest trails, its a real treat to hit the Okanagan’s semi desert like trails....

Nanaimo Children Benefit from Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation Partnership with Pink Bike and “Share the Ride” Initiative

For Immediate Release:  30 Nanaimo children will receive bikes, helmets and locks this August thanks to the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation’s partnership with Pink Bike. Pink Bike’s Share the Ride program raises money to provide disadvantaged children with the opportunity to experience the joy of riding by equipping them with bicycles and basic riding essentials. “The Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation is excited to partner with Pink Bike again for Share the Ride this year to provide bikes to 30 children who may otherwise not have the opportunity to have a bicycle,” said Michelle Corfield, founder of the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation. The bike giveaway will take place on August 4th at the Stevie Smith Bike Park during the intermission of the Red Bull Pump Track Qualifying Races. The bikes will be distributed by professional riders with all of the children receiving the donations in attendance. To determine the recipients of the local donations, the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation and the Nanaimo Aboriginal Association developed a set of criteria based on the founding principles of the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation. In addition to promoting physical activity, wellness and environmental sustainability, Share the Ride strives to give kids their first taste of independence, raise their self esteem and inspire them to believe that anything is possible. Since the program was created, Share the Ride has raised over $150,000 in donations and has brought smiles to hundreds of children around the world. To learn more about Pink Bike’s Share the Ride initiative, please visit  https://www.pinkbike.com/sharetheride. For more information about the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation and its partnership with Pink Bike, please contact Michelle Corfield at michellecorfield@shaw.ca. Following the tragic passing of Canada’s most accomplished downhill...
Fernie Stoke. Riding Fernie with Vince Mo

Fernie Stoke. Riding Fernie with Vince Mo

Vince Mo…   “Monstrous climbs reap epic views. Not many come greater than this one high up on Mount Fernie” Rider: Phil McLachlan Trail - Stupid Traverse “The mighty Western Red Cedar once dominated the landscape in Fernie. Many were destroyed by forest fire, however the old remnants are still a stunning head-turner.” Rider: Pat McGee Trail - Project 9 “When daylight drops into dusk, even the most straightforward trail can transform into different beast when illuminated by a head beam.” Trail - Eco-Terrorist “Stoke levels are high, cardio fitness and leg strength is low in the early season (in personal experience). It’s a perfect day when you can squeeze in a handful of lift-assisted runs at Fernie Alpine Resort without ever having to face a climb.” Rider: Jennifer Peterson & Josh Springle Trail - Mr Berms “Race events at Fernie Alpine Resort are a huge highlight on the summer calendar.” Trail - Rumplestumpskin “Summer days eventually make way for cooler mornings, golden landscapes, and tacky dirt to throw into - what is there to not love about fall time riding? ” Rider: JF Des Lauriers & Jennifer McHugh Trail - Swine Flu “Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the popularity of fat bikes seem to be on the rise here. Fantastic volunteers and trail grooming means you don’t ever need to stop riding here even when your buddies are out on skis and snowboards.” Rider: Mady Wassick Trail - Sidewinder   Think you have what it takes to be our next #mtbBC Guestagrammer? Email us at media@mountainbiking.bc! ...

Announcement: Inaugural Western Mountain Bike Advocacy Symposium​.

The International Mountain Bike Association Canada (IMBA - Canada) and the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) would like to announce the inaugural Western Mountain Bike Advocacy Symposium. The symposium will be taking place October 12th through 14th, 2018 in North Vancouver, British Columbia and for the inaugural theme we have chosen “Building a Diverse Mountain Bike Community”. Our organizations wish to host a timely conversation on the need for us all to work collectively towards ensuring mountain biking is seen as an open and inclusive recreational pursuit. We want to introduce new perspectives, outline why this is an important issue and help create a cohesive vision for building a diverse mountain bike community. Keynotes, presentations and panel discussions will be hosted on the following topics: Privilege and the Mountain Bike Community, Building First Nations Relationships, Adaptive Mountain Biking, Supporting Youth Voices, Encouraging Female Representation and Reducing Barriers to Participation. Space will be provided to facilitate conversation and answer questions through the delivery of discussion groups and workshops. We’ll also be making time for ad hoc conversation and reflection through some organized trail work and numerous group rides! We wish to be a spark that ignites further conversations within individual communities on how each of us has a part to play in ensuring mountain biking is seen as an inclusive and open space for all - building a diverse mountain bike community one rider and trail at a time. We hope that you will join us this fall for this exciting and important discussion! Please fill out our questionnaire if you are interested in attending and if you would...

Cumberland Climbing Trail Project

News Release For immediate Release April 4, 2018 Climbing trail will be added to the Cumberland trail network Cumberland, BC – The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) will be working towards the addition of a non-motorized climbing trail approximately 4km long that will allow users to access the upper part of the trail network without having to travel on resource roads. The network’s popularity with both local trail users and visitors continues to grow, with an estimated 100,000 trail visits in 2017.  “Currently, there is no climbing primary trail or series of trails that connects the main entrance of the trail network to the upper network area,” said Erik Holbek, UROC President. “This means trail users either have to climb up trails where there is fast moving downhill traffic or climb up resource roads that can have regular industrial traffic.”  While Cumberland’s trail network features over 100 km of singletrack, there are few uphill primary trails. “This climbing trail will serve as an important travel corridor for all trail users of the Cumberland network, as it will offer a safer, more enjoyable experience by shifting traffic off the regularly used resource roads and away from downhill trails, while also allowing UROC to properly plan and implement a trail experience that is consistent with existing best practices,” said Nathan Kwan, UROC Trail Manager. “We are hoping to have the trail laid out and planned this year, then begin construction in 2019.” Holbek said “the Cumberland trail network is an incredible recreation asset for locals, with users of all ages enjoying access to the trails and surrounding forests. At the same...
The Moment Public Release

The Moment Public Release

It’s hard to imagine what mountain biking would be without the influence of freeriding on the sport. Our favourite web edits, our local mountain bike parks, our baggy shorts and pretty much everything else we consider as part of “normal” mountain bike culture has been influenced by freeriding in one way or another. Yet, it’s not often we think about how it all came to be. Until now. Skateboarding has “Dogtown & Z-Boys”. Surfing has “Riding Giants”. Freestyle Motocross has “Unchained”. And now, 20 years in the making, freeride mountain biking has its own film about its origin story and how it influenced mountain biking. After a world tour that included over 50 sold out shows in 7 countries, “The Moment” is now being released to a global audience on iTunes and Vimeo on Demand.  Enjoy!    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/themomentofficial...

Female Directed “The Moment” to Close Whistler Film Festival

Whistler, BC (November 8, 2017) – Darcy Hennessey Turenne, award-winning
director from British Columbia, is poised to launch her new documentary THE
MOMENT. Closing the Whistler Film Festival, December 3rd, her latest documentary
feature film uncovers the origin of Freeride Mountain Biking, it’s provenance in
British Columbia, and the rebellious group of backwoods adrenaline junkies that
changed the course of a sport that nobody wanted.

Explore Sun Peaks Bike Park with Guestagrammer @dylansherrard

Explore Sun Peaks Bike Park with Guestagrammer @dylansherrard

Explore Sun Peaks Bike Park with guestagrammer @dylansherrard Dylan grew up in the Yukon, transplanted to Kamloops, and lives a life absorbed by bikes. As a man of many hats between Specialized Bicycles, Bicycle Cafe Kamloops, Shred Hard Summer Camps at Sun Peaks Resort, and multiple media outlets, Dylan juggles his many roles with the common goal of using bicycles to inspire a positive lifestyle.   Sun Peaks Resort leaves the lift turning till 7pm every night, all summer. The final few evening laps before the sun sinks into the horizon are guaranteed to be cool, but rarely to be calm. Rider - @kye_melnechuk Trail - Barn Burner at Sun Peaks Resort There is a very distinct moment toward the tail end of August at Sun Peaks when the light and the colours have all softened and Autumn is clearly coming in. Rider - @lyndensandy  Trail - Route 66 at Sun Peaks Resort Cool and breezy in the alpine bloom. Rider - Blaise Trail - Ain’t No Scrubs at Sun Peaks Resort What could possibly be more a more perfect way to manage a hot summer day, than relaxing by the lake? Maybe riding up the mountain to relax at a quiet alpine lake, and then crushing a couple thousand feet of singletrack on your way out? Rider - @sara7rose Trail - Altitude at Sun Peaks Resort It’s all good, it’s all gold. @kye_melnechuk only stops hot-lapping when the light runs out. Rider - @kye_melnechuk Trail - DH at Sun Peaks Resort A cool and foggy morning is a rare sight during the summer months at Sun Peaks. A...