Busy month ahead in Cumberland

Busy month ahead in Cumberland

Mountain bike events in Cumberland will be fast and furious. Beginning May 5th, the United Riders of Cumberland host three events in June, and welcome BC Bike Race for it’s 10th visit in July. For more information, check the following links Coal Town Classic – Sunday June 5th – Register Online 12 hours of Cumberland […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Cumberland hosting two Island Cup MTB races in April

Cumberland hosting two Island Cup MTB races in April

Some of Vancouver Island’s best mountain bikers will descend on the Comox Valley this month as Cumberland hosts two Island Cup races that also promise to attract a strong contingent of local riders. Elite cross-country riders, as well as amateurs, kids and weekend warriors, will test their mettle on Sunday, April 12 at the Cumberland […]

UROC Events Calendar is full of biking fun!

UROC Events Calendar is full of biking fun!

While we may not all be into xc or dh racing, there are a lot of good things going with the United Riders of Cumberland. A full race calendar of all disciplines along with trail maintenance, fundraisers, jump park construction and more, there is something for everyone. It all kicks off April 2nd with a […]

Cumberland host to the BC Bike Race – June 30th

Cumberland host to the BC Bike Race – June 30th

Monday June 30th, over 500 racers from 28 countries will roll down Dunsmuir Ave, working up through almost 50km’s of the Cumberland Trail network. Race start is 8:30am Shuttles to the cheer zone at the start of Teapot at 9/10/11am Kids race Registration 10am, race at 11am Village Park   BC Bike Race – The […]

UROC Women’s Rides Begin April 2nd

UROC Women’s Rides Begin April 2nd

The snow has melted, the trails are awesome, the sun is shining later into the evenings… Tune up your bike & get ready to join the UROC Women’s Rides. The main ride (complete with ride leaders) will meet at 5:30 PM at The Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland, beginning Wednesday, April 2. There is also […]

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.

Shoot-Out to protect forest

Shoot-Out to protect forest

The Cumberland forest is filled with recreation trails for running and biking, amazing trees and streams, heritage landmarks and lots of critters.
Which makes it an ideal location for the photo enthusiast to find inspiration.