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 […]

Trails have reopened – fire risk remains

Trails have reopened – fire risk remains

Trails are open! Please read the attached notification regarding the re-opening of the trail network and active hauling operations. Drought codes remain high and fire risk remains elevated, please be diligent and respect current conditions. PLEASE SHARE THE TRAIL LOVE!! Happy Trails!  

Temporary trail closure on Forbidden Trails

Temporary trail closure on Forbidden Trails

All trails on Woodlot W0082 will be closed until further notice due to nearby falling. Puntledge Plunge Gecko White Rabbit Rabbit Hole Peckerhead Please respect signage and signs of active falling (chainsaws, machines) for your safety and the continued access to these trails. We have had reports of people riding through the logging operations. Please […]

Call for submissions – Cumberland Mountain Film Festival

Call for submissions – Cumberland Mountain Film Festival

The Cumberland Mountain Film Festival showcases outdoor sports and adventure on Vancouver Island (such as climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, and mountain biking). Films should be between 3 and 5 minutes in length and submitted in HD 720p format (if possible) to cumberlandmountainfilmfest@gmail.com via Dropbox or a similar file sharing program. Call for Film Submissions is now […]

Mount Washington passholders ski/board for free at Whistler Blackcomb this January

Mount Washington passholders ski/board for free at Whistler Blackcomb this January

To all Mount Washington Season Passholders, Believe us when we say we understand how frustrating the start of this season has been. We appreciate your business, your patience and your loyalty to Mount Washington Alpine Resort. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to get on some snow before it arrives in earnest […]