Shuswap: Rubberhead MTB Trail System
Kelli Sherbinin always rides with style.
The Rubberhead Trails in Shuswap were a return to a different world from the Frisby Ridge fairyland. In the woods, with lots of loam, and steeps, the trails reminded us to hold on and let the bike roll. The Shuswap Trail Alliance played host and made us feel at home, showing us their developing trail system.
Most bikes were in the 5-6” range. My week old Santa Cruz Tallboy LT felt right at home in BC where I know the 26er has traditionally been king. Besides the three Rocky Mountain Element 26er’s, Darren had his Rocky Mountain Element RSL 29er with a 120mm fork and Mountain Bike BC director Martin Littlejohn had a Transition Bandit 29er. All bikes had a dropper post. These felt like the perfect bikes for the mix of terrain we explored.
Many days ended like this. A good shuttle driver keeps a cooler stocked at all times and we had some of the best!