$45,000 Grant Awarded to UROC for Trail Signage

$45,000 Grant Awarded to UROC for Trail Signage

UROC has received a Provincial Rural Dividend Grant for $45,000!!  This money will be used for trail head and directional signage on the Cumberland trail network. Better signage was the most often suggested way to improve the trails in the recent trails survey.  Trailhead signage will show the trail name as well as difficulty rating and […]

Cumberland Jump Park & Skate Park to begin this spring.

Cumberland Jump Park & Skate Park to begin this spring.

The Jump Park design-build contract has been awarded to Squamish-based Dream Wizards Events Ltd. Dream Wizards will be responsible for the final in-field design, shaping and grading of four dirt jump trails (beginner through to expert in difficulty rating), a pump track and a run bike trail. Lead by the renowned BC trail builder Ted Tempany […]

Trail Building & Maintenance Workshop

Trail Building & Maintenance Workshop

UROC would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Trail Building & Maintenance Workshop, which will be delivered by Mark Wood (of NSMBA and now Trail Holistics). This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn some key fundamental techniques and knowledge about modern trail building and maintenance, and will include both in-class and field components. […]

Mount Washington Extends Winter Season

Mount Washington Extends Winter Season

COMOX VALLEY March 14, 2017 – Mount Washington Alpine Resort leadership announced they are extending the 2016.17 winter season for one additional weekend. The Resort will close for daily operations on Sunday, April 2nd and will reopen for one additional weekend on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th. Favourite seasonal events, The Dummy Downhill […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Hits Mount Washington

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Hits Mount Washington

COMOX VALLEY – January is the annual Rossignol Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Mount Washington. During the whole month, Mount Washington focuses on providing the opportunity for as many people as possible to get out and try winter sports by offering significant discounts on lessons, rentals, and lift tickets and by supporting the […]

Project Perseverance for the Cumberland Community Forest

Project Perseverance for the Cumberland Community Forest

Project Perseverance is underway! For the next 2 weeks (right up until Saturday October 29th) the Cumberland Forest community is going flat out to meet some ambitious fundraising targets – and every penny is matched by a generous secret agent! There are so many ways to support the incredible effort underway. 1. Buy a Perseverance Raffle […]

United Riders of Cumberland is hiring!

United Riders of Cumberland is hiring!

The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) is hiring for its first ever paid position. Our organization and its responsibilities have been growing and the demands on the volunteer board are becoming too great to fully capitalize on our opportunities, such as implementing our new Land Access Agreement, trail enhancement projects, signage projects and maintenance of […]

Cumberland Trails Survey

Cumberland Trails Survey

The Village of Cumberland and the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) mountain biking association, in cooperation with the Department of Recreation & Tourism at Vancouver Island University, is conducting a survey to describe the characteristics of trails users (both local and tourists) and their opinions on trail management in Cumberland. The results will be used […]

Forbidden Plateau logging starting sooner than expected

Forbidden Plateau logging starting sooner than expected

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 log the block CW001 near Forbidden Plateau […]

Bike trails at Mount Washington headed in a new direction

Bike trails at Mount Washington headed in a new direction

COMOX VALLEY, VANCOUVER ISLAND – Following a three-year hiatus, the chairlifts will once again be spinning this summer for lift-accessed mountain biking at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The trail crew has been working steadily throughout the spring for an anticipated mid-July opening. They have been using new techniques to re-build some of the old trails […]