Whistler Mountain Biking. Leave No Trail Unturned.
Imagine a place where you can give it your all and discover the undiscovered on endless trail options. Picture an incredible variety of terrain to explore, from epic, high alpine, West Coast singletrack to arguably the world’s best mountain bike park. This rider’s paradise features bike-friendly accommodations with secure storage areas, and rental shops that stock the sweetest rides. Best of all, this place isn’t imaginary. It’s Whistler - and your epic ride is waiting for you.
While Whistler may be best known for its world-famous bike park and renowned events like Crankworx and BC Bike Race, it also has its share of well-kept secrets and an amazing bike culture. Whistler also has hundreds of kilometres of trails, with a riding experience for the beginner to the most expert technical rider. From the 40km paved Valley Trail, the Lost Lake trail network, the Sea to Sky Trail or some of the finest singletrack around, every member of the family can take part and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery.
Meet the locals through events and programs organized by the Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA), the largest mountain biking club in North America. Whether riding in weekly cross-country “toonie races”, racing in the downhill series at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, or improving your technique in a riding clinic, you’ll always feel welcomed by the local riding community.
Finish the day in style while sipping drinks on a sunny patio, soaking those aching muscles in a hot tub or indulging in a visit to one of Whistler’s spas. No matter what type of ride you’re looking for, Whistler has a mountain biking adventure just for you.
Whistler offers endless opportunities for all kinds of unique experiences and adventures.
TOURISM WHISTLER - Legally known as the Whistler Resort Association, Tourism Whistler is the non-profit member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler. We also operate the Whistler Conference Centre, the Whistler Golf Club, and the Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as Whistler.com - Whistler’s official source for accommodation and activity bookings and information. For more information on Tourism Whistler, click here.
WHISTLER OFF ROAD CYCLING ASSOCIATION (WORCA) – The Whistler Off Road Cycling Association was founded in 1989 to lobby against the pending closure of bike trails in Garibaldi Provincial Park. As a result of these early efforts the Cheakamus Lake and Elfin Lake trails remained open to cyclists. WORCA has evolved over the years to become an integral part of Whistler. Today it has an eleven-member board of directors that represents and serves a community of more than 1,500 members. To find out what’s happening on the Valley trails check out our events calendar.
Whistler via Car
From Downtown Vancouver – If you can get onto Georgia Street westbound this will take you over Lions Gate suspension bridge. When you reach the far end, look for the West Vancouver Exit. You circle around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane over a green bridge and make the first right at Taylor Way. Head up the hill; you’ll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under Highway 1and turn left immediately under the overpass. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, follow Highway 99-N (Sea to Sky Highway) toward Squamish/Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
From Vancouver International Airport (YVR) – Proceed on the airport causeway over the Arthur Lang Bridge into Vancouver. Exit the bridge using Granville Street. Continue north on Granville into downtown Vancouver and over the Granville Street Bridge. Exit the Granville Street Bridge via the Seymour Street exit, a right lane off ramp. Continue on Seymour to Georgia Street ( 6 - 7 blocks), left on Georgia and then over the Lions Gate suspension bridge. At the far end, merge left for the West Vancouver exit. It circles around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane, over a green bridge to the first stop light at Taylor Way. Turn right and head up the hill, you’ll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under the overpass, immediately turn left to access Highway 1. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, watch for the exit to Squamish and Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
From Seattle – The Canada - US border is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. If you’ve been driving up from California, you’ll be on Interstate 5. At the airport the highway splits, with I 5 going into Seattle proper and Highway 405 continuing north to Whistler. Take Highway 405, unless you are heading into Seattle. The 405 eventually rejoins Interstate 5, but not until you’re safely away from Seattle. From there, you have another 80 miles (128 km) to the border. Look for signs for the towns of Everett, then Bellingham, then Blaine is right at the border. Passport requirements to enter Canada from Seattle/US Border
To by-pass Downtown Vancouver – As you approach the Canada-U.S. border, take Exit 275 (about a mile before the border), off Interstate 5 onto Pacific Highway. The Pacific Highway Border crossing is also known as the truck crossing. Once across the border it’s called 176th Street or Highway 15. Follow Highway 15 approximately eight miles north to Highway 1, the Trans Canada Highway. Take Highway 1 westbound. Make no turns. You’ll zoom through the north-eastern municipalities of Greater Vancouver, motoring across the Port Mann Bridge toll bridge over the mighty Fraser River and eventually the Iron Workers Memorial (Second Narrows) Bridge crossing Burrard Inlet. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, follow Highway 99-N (Sea to Sky Highway) toward Squamish/Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
Bike Friendly Business
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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.
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