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Canada mountain biking is a popular spring, summer and fall activity in every province and territory in Canada.
The abundance of mountains, forests and vast wilderness regions in and around the city limits of many Canadian communities provides many opportunities for mountain biking. Some communities have developed mountain biking parks and some ski mountains transform into mountain bike parks.
Many communities have bike shops, hold biking events and cater to bike clubs. A lot of communities have or are currently developing community bike paths and mountain bike parks.
For many riders, mountain biking is best enjoyed in the wilderness regions of the country following recreation trails and gravel roads. Mountain biking on recreation trails requires caution as many trails are shared routes with hikers, backpackers, horseback riders and atvs. On gravel roads watch for large vehicles and 4x4s.
Mountain Bike Resorts
During the summer months many of the ski hills transform themselves into mountain bike resorts. The ski runs become downhill mountain biking trails. The chair lifts carry mountain bikes and riders instead of skiers and snowboarders. Bring your own bike if you have one. If not, mountain bike rentals are available on most ski hills and in many of the medium to large mountain biking communities in Canada.
Mountain Bike Tours
Canada mountain biking tour groups operate in a few regions in Canada. Most of them are found near the very popular mountain biking destinations. Tour groups include a guide, bike, lessons, body armour and meals if necessary. Tours and guides are good for beginners and intermediate mountain bikers as they usually include detailed lessons with lots of instruction.