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 […]

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.

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 […]

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!

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.

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) […]

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 […]