$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. […]

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 […]

Mount Washington Bike Park June Update

Mount Washington Bike Park June Update

Great news coming from the hill! It’s great to see some of our local builders working to bring some new trails and flow. By mid-July we expect to have 4-6 trails open with something for every riding level and type. We will have flowy, technical and cross-country. Crews will be working all-season long to expand. […]

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 […]