Here’s a video that gives you a hint of what British Columbia mountain biking has to offer.
The province of British Columbia is the most diverse mountain bike vacation destination in the world. As Canada’s most mountainous province and home to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain biking terrain, enthusiasts can experience downhill, freeride and cross-country biking from each corner of the province and everywhere in between.
“B.C. is a mountain biker’s paradise. It’s called mountain biking for a reason. We have wicked mountains, and we’re mountain people.” –Brett Tippie, freeride pioneer featured in The Globe & Mail, August 14, 2010.
British Columbia’s trails were developed for riders by riders and B.C. boasts the highest concentration of bike parks and the best trail access in North America. Thanks to the early mountain biking pioneers on BC’s epic North Shore, bike trails are now found everywhere.
The website www.mountainbikingbc.ca developed by the Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA), makes BC biking experiences more accessible to people visiting almost any part of the province. The Mountain Biking BC website allows active and committed riding communities across the province to consolidate their information, share it with mountain bike enthusiasts and build awareness of British Columbia as the most diverse mountain biking destination in the world.
Mountain Biking BC’s website illustrates the diversity of mountain biking experiences found in this province and provides visitors the tools they need to create a plan for everything from a ride on a destination’s signature trail to a cross-province road trip adventure.
There are currently eight riding destinations featured on the site representing all six of the province’s tourism regions. As more partners come on board, more community destinations will populate the site. At this time Mountain Biking BC has identified over 30 communities that could benefit from participation in the initiative.
Currently Mountain Biking BC’s website features information for the following destinations:
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region – Williams Lake
Northern British Columbia Region – Burns Lake
Vancouver Island Region – Comox Valley, Sooke
Thompson Okanagan – Kamloops, Shuswap, Vernon
Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Region – Powell River, Squamish, Whistler, North Shore
Kootenay Rockies Region – Rossland, Columbia Valley, Fernie, Golden, Revelstoke