Island legend passes away

Island legend passes away

Maybe it’s something in the water, the trees or the sea air, but Vancouver Island has brought forth a long list of cycling talents. Most of us will agree, a giant has fallen with the loss of Stevie Smith, but his legend will live on with mountain bikers across this island and around the world.

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Cumberland harvesting to begin this week

Cumberland harvesting to begin this week

ACTIVE HARVESTING to begin late this week – see maps below. V063 will have a significant impact on riding during operations as the road up above Sykes Bridge will be very active. Trails affected: 42nd ave, Teapot, and Climbmax. V002 will impact Trent Canyon, and some of Trent River trail. Operations will take place Monday-Friday […]

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It’s back! Mount Washington Bike Park is a go!

It’s back! Mount Washington Bike Park is a go!

We are very excited to announce that, following a three-year hiatus, the Mount Washington Bike Park will reopen this summer for lift-accessed mountain biking!

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Whistler has a renaissance, is Mount Washington having a resurrection?

Whistler has a renaissance, is Mount Washington having a resurrection?

Hot on the heels of a massive announcement at Whistler Blackcomb this week, Mount Washington prepared for their final weekend of winter operations. Hidden in the weekly video were subliminal messages which should pique the interest of Island mountain bikers.

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Forbidden Plateau Logging Starts March 24th

Forbidden Plateau Logging Starts March 24th

UROC has been asked to communicate the following harvesting information from TimberWest. Although this area falls outside of the URoC – TW land use agreement area we will work with TW to minimize impact to trails where operationally possible and remove debris for trail reconstruction. “We are planning to start road construction tomorrow (March 24th) […]

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Are you part of the Cumberland Forest?

Are you part of the Cumberland Forest?

Have you become a supporting member?   For more information please check out www.cumberlandforest.com  

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Cumberland Trails Agreement Finalized

Cumberland Trails Agreement Finalized

January 5, 2016 Cumberland, BC – The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC), Village of Cumberland, TimberWest Forest Corp., and Hancock Forest Management are excited to announce that a land access agreement has been reached to formally allow non-motorized recreation on private managed forest lands adjacent to the Village of Cumberland. This progressive and multi-faceted agreement […]

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Cumberland Land Use Agreement Signed!

Cumberland Land Use Agreement Signed!

A process which began almost 8 years ago has succeeded in the first comprehensive land use agreement on Vancouver Island. Historically eastern Vancouver Island was granted to Robert Dunsmuir for the creation of the E&N Railway. Many hands later private forest land dominates the hills behind many island communities. The United Riders of Cumberland with […]

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Seven – The BC Bike Race Movie

Seven: The BC Bike Race Movie from BC Bike Race on Vimeo. SEVEN a documentary by Aaron Larocque about the BC Bike Race has been released to the public. The movie is now available on Pinkbike after a successful screening at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver with over 400 attendees. The release of SEVEN just […]

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Comox Valley students learning to get to school actively

Comox Valley students learning to get to school actively

The Comox Valley Board of Education highly praised this year’s pilot project designed to increase active travel to school.

The Active Travel program has been implemented at three Comox Valley elementary schools, École Puntledge Park, École Robb Road and Huband Park. Program co-ordinator Angela Holmes updated the board on the project’s progress last week, noting in May these schools can expect to receive student travel plans and best routes to school maps.

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Welcome to Comox Valley Mountain Biking

Come out to the Comox Valley mountain bike trails and enjoy what this time of year has to offer. The Valley boasts some of the most varied on Vancouver Island, with XC, DH, Shuttle Runs and Lift accessed riding. Be sure to bring your friends, spend a weekend and have fun.

New mountain bike trail maps for both Forbidden Plateau and Cumberland have been updated and are now on sale at Dodge City Cycles and the Riding Fool Hostel. Check out the online Cumberland trail map here and the online Forbidden trail map here.

We just made some changes to our mountain bike trail info, check out the Trails & Maps link above for more info, and maps for various island regions. Additionally we have added new a new Trail Conditions forum to update trail status in the regions.

Looking for gifts for the mountain biker in your life? Check out our new online clothing store or our Amazon.com Bookstore.