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Mountain Biking BC
photo credit: Margus Riga

DOWNHILL, FREERIDE, CROSS COUNTRY, EPIC, ALL-MOUNTAIN... IT’S ALL HERE! (#mtbBC)

Breath taking scenery, beautiful challenging trails subtly carved into the landscape, pristine wilderness on the periphery of welcoming towns and world class resorts, authentic local riding culture ready to share their local knowledge…this is mountain biking in BC!

We want to inspire and help you find a part of BC that truly turns your crank.  Through our collection of stories, photos and videos you are sure to find something that you will want to experience for yourself.

Brew Loops Pub Crawl 2017

Dark skies and the threat of downpour could not dim the spirits and mob mentality of hundreds of cyclists as we gathered at Pioneer Park for the annual Brew Loops Beer Festival, Bicycle Pub Crawl. For onlookers and folks out of the know, it must have been quite the...

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Nelson BC: Roots, Rocks, and Beer!

Words: Tucker Braund Photos: Anders Samnoy, Ollie Jones, Thomas Nowaczynski Nelson and Kaslo BC have a historic flare both for their riding and brewing of beer. Over the last 20 years it would be hard to say that you haven’t seen the high-flying stunts and wild riding...

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Sun Peaks Pedal Fest 2017

It happened almost like clockwork. The shadows grew long as the light softened, a cool breeze bloomed from between the trees, and we gathered at Sun Peaks Resort to celebrate the changing of the seasons during Peaks Pedal Fest this Labour Day Weekend.

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How To Do A Weekend Bike Trip in Golden

A weekend is fast approaching and all you know is that Golden, BC (https://www.tourismgolden.com/activities/summer/biking) is a mountain biking mecca and you want to be there. What are the networks? Where do you bike? Where is the best food? Worry not, fellow mountain biker, I’ll show you the way.


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Your First Visit to BC’s Newest Lift-Accessed Bike Park in Big White

With new trail networks popping up all over British Columbia these days and many of the hosting communities dubbing these fresh installments as Mountain Bike Parks, it’s not surprising that Big White’s entry to the market may have missed your radar. Shuttling is much less daunting a task to organize than the makings for a chairlift, and ambitious projects like Valemount’s new park are certainly deserving of the moniker. Biggie’s Bike Park is different, however, boasting lift-access to a professionally designed trail network, with a surprising amount of alpine appeal for an interior resort.

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Riding Squamish with Guestagrammer Cecile Gambin

What I love about riding in Squamish is the diversity of trails and how green and vibrant the forest is. As a rider, I find it fantastic, with the rocks, roots, moss, slabs, trees, jank, off-cambers, and steep hills working to test me physically and technically. For the photographer in me – well, it’s eye candy.

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Exploring Nelson with guestagrammer Mark Mackay

Born and raised in the remote north Scotland, Mark’s untameable sense of adventure and determination to fulfil a teenage dream led him to the rugged and majestic coastal mountains of Canada’s west coast. Mark’s photographic journey is only just beginning ; yet , he has graced the pages of most major mountain bike magazines worldwide. Based in British Colombia’s breathtaking sea to sky corridor, a Disneyland for the outdoor enthusiast, Mark feels passionate about the world around him and focuses on photographing moments that inspire others to live their dreams

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Shred Hard Summer Camp 2017

I dive deep into the dog days of summer. Wild flowers paint the forest, the laps keep coming, and the light seems to last forever. The season is energizing. I do all that I can to share the buzz of the summer with everyone around me. And the absolute pinnacle of sharing begins each morning at Shred Hard Summer Camp.

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Riding Revelstoke with photographer Bruno Long

Bruno Long is a professional adventure sports photographer based in Revelstoke, BC. Originally hailing from New Brunswick, he quickly left the East Coast behind after graduating from university and began his hunt for tall mountains and deep snow. After a 7-year stint...

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Moms riding the Fernie Lucky 7’s

Jikke Gyorki, a Fernie career mother of two, talks about her participation in the Fernie Lucky 7’s. What category are you riding in the Fernie Lucky 7’s and why? I’m riding in the Women’s 40+ Solo category because I like the challenge and to be able to do it on my own...

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Clean Water

While the water may look tasty it is what we don’t see that can pose serious health risks. In fact, what we assume is safe to drink can be teeming with nasty bacteria and viruses that can make us very sick. Water borne pathogens need to be destroyed or rendered inert before it can be drank. The best way to do this and minimize the risks of infection is by treating the water with a filtration or a purification system. And, to ‘treat’ all water as contaminated.

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Riding Prince George with Graeme Paterson

Growing up in a small town in the Kootenays (Nakusp BC), Graeme was always on a bike. It was a major part of his childhood and remains a key component in his life as an adult. He has lived in BC all his life and therefore feels he have been blessed to ride all of the best zones in the province. With that said, Prince George (Graeme’s hometown) is quickly becoming one of the leading mountain bike scenes in the province. The riding community in Prince George is top notch and the local trail building team has quickly become one of the best in the province and this week Graeme shares it with us with his photography.

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The River Beaver 2017

Words and photos by Dylan Sherrad It was a long and laid back beginning to the spring season in Kamloops. The typical ‘hit the ground running’ sensation the locals are familiar with was exchanged with a considerably mellower preload into things. That slower pace made...

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Five Things You Need to Know About Valemount’s New Bike Park

Rolling into Valemount, British Columbia, there’s simply no denying the natural beauty of this quant locale, reputed as gateway to the towering, imposing, legendary Mount Robson. The village spreads from the base of Fox Mountain, itself the meeting point of three major ranges, and just across Fox River lays the Valemount Mountain Bike Park, a community affair managed by the Valemount & Area Recreation Development Association.

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Trail Etiquette

Words and Photos by Cécile Gambin I’m not a preacher; but, sometimes we need a reminder on how to behave to ensure the trails we love remain accessible. If we all stick to the same rules, much like an ant colony, than we have a system that works. And if that system...

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Five things the East Kootenay Rockies taught me…

This is not a pro-only, media-funded ride for the one-percent who want to ‘thrust into the backcountry to pioneer a route that’s only been dreamed about by the five people lucky enough to be funded to go on this expedition”. Nope, this is a trip throughout a region that has mountain vistas on lock, amazing trails coming out of its hoo-ha, and all the required amenities that BC towns are famous for

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Totally Northern Trail Snacks

Most Northerners live where they live because they love the land. For many, part of that love is being able to live off the land. We fish, we hunt, we gather and as a result, we have some pretty unique trail snacks. For some, these are an acquired taste; others crave these delicacies.

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Trip of a Lifetime

The week kicked off with Margus Riga and myself on the Skytrain, headed to the airport. We were throwing around small talk about the weather forecast and the upcoming locations. It struck us, that these winners of the Mountain Biking BC 7 Day Giveaway may be the gluten free, shower twice a day type, that can make any trip less than exhilarating…

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5 Tips for Extending Your Riding Season into the Early Winter

With the bikes and gear available to today’s savvy rider, there’s really no reason you couldn’t ride year-round if you were really keen. For those of us not quite ready to commit to this extreme, whether that’s due to a competing winter pastime like skiing or snowboarding or just an overall distaste for this bitterest of Canadian seasons, there are a handful of tips that can help you keep riding right through the dreaded, cardio-sucking shoulder season, and into the depths of winter.

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The Grandest Tour of Them All – Trans BC Enduro

Tales of loam infested trails, steep chutes, and rock slabs tantalized me from afar. Sure, we have great mountain biking where I come from; there are more miles of singletrack and bike parks in Colorado than you can shake a stick at. But there was still something missing in my repertoire of riding. Something that you can’t find in the lower 48— wild, raw, and bonafide singletrack that takes you from the highest peaks down to the clearest lakes. Linking up the best trails in four destinations would typically be a challenge for a newcomer to weave together a seamless itinerary in less than a week. But jumping on board the Trans BC Enduro stage race provided the framework for a grand tour of Interior BC.

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Vancouver, Coast and Mountains in 60 seconds

The Vancouver, Coast, and Mountains region offers diversity at many levels; the interface between urban and wilderness, accessibility of metropolitan lifestyle with trails right out your back door, difficulty ranging from gnarly to family friendly, a mix of old school and new, and the birthplace of the North Shore style of freeride. It’s a place where any self-respecting mountain biker will feel at home.

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Thompson Okanagan in 60 seconds

Bunch grass, sage brush and ponderosa pine are characteristic of the Thompson Okanagan landscape. Cool lakes and gentle rivers provide a respite from the summer heat as does the cornucopia of fresh produce and wine grown throughout this fertile region. The trails here are more fast and flowy than technical. Bring your bike, your beach gear and your appetite.

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Kootenay Rockies in 60 seconds

The spirit of mountain living thrives in the Kootenay Rockies. Four picturesque mountain ranges fold into the region that is renowned for its legendary adventures. Mountain biking has long been a staple activity among the locals during the summer and fall with late summer providing opportunities to experience the magnificent high alpine.

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A Taste of the Northwest

Northwest BC’s remote and stunning wilderness, combined with few people in the region, make it the wild west of the province. Northerners are rugged and self-sufficient. They are also the sweetest, most genuine humans you’ll ever meet. For a taste of Northwest BC’s charm – and mountain biking – spend a weekend riding a day each in Terrace and Smithers. Here’s 10 steps to the ultimate experience.

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Cariboo Chilcotin in 60 seconds

Welcome to the Cariboo Chilcotin for an exciting mix of the past and present. First Nations people have thrived in this bountiful land for thousands of years. Many others have since discovered it for its minerals, grasslands, and timber. Today it is a magnet for mountain biking adventure seekers and its unique open landscape will tempt riders to see what lies beyond the horizon.

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