Mountain Biking in British Columbia
Tours, Guides, Rentals, Where To Go
British Columbia mountain biking is a very popular activity in many regions of the province. Every type of mountain biking experience is available. There are well developed bike parks with lifts leading to alpine trailheads and downhill runs. There are long haul backcountry biking trails and gravel roads stretching for kilometres leading to wilderness campsites, remote lakes and mountain peaks. There are community paved biking paths connecting villages with local parks.
Long Distance Mountain Biking Routes
Many of British Columbia's backcountry mountain biking terrain follows the historical footprints of the forest, railroad and mining industries. It was the BC pioneers who first laid down the ground work for some very good long distance mountain biking routes. Routes like the KVR ( Kettle Valley Rail Trail) and it's many trestles, ( Myra Canyon, Othello Quintette Tunnels and Rock Oven Park to name a few.) in the Okanagan Valley; the Suncoaster Trail on the Sunshine Coast; the Christina Crest Trail near Rossland in the Kootenays and of course the Trans Canada Trail crisscrossing BC.
Nature Trail Mountain Biking
Throughout British Columbia there are some awesome backcountry trail networks where nature creates the routes. Trails which cut through forests, tumble over tree roots, navigate around boulders, cross creeks, drop off cliffs and race downhill. Some of the better backcountry mountain biking trail networks include the Mount MacPherson Trail Network in Revelstoke in the Kootenay region; Cumberland in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island; the Desous Mountain and Fox Mountain Trails in Williams Lake in the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast region and the Duck Lake area trails near Powell River on the Sunshine Coast.