Mountain biking

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Okanagan search and rescue teams find man lost overnight in Kelowna backcountry

A mountain biker got lost on the Angel Springs trails and had to spend a cold, wet night in the forest

 

Some of the mountain bikers attending the Jesmond trail grand opening on Aug. 27 and the Rocky Mountain Bicycles demo team at the Big Bar Ranch, where many were camped to celebrate the trail opening event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Black Press Media)

Trail opening spiritually and economically important moment for southern Cariboo First Nation

Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation celebrated mountain bike trail development at Jesmond Mountain

 

The 2022 Fernie Dunbar Summer Series Canada Cup/BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race took place at the Fernie Alpine Resort on July 16 an 17. (Ryan Schultz / Rjschultzphoto)

Three big biking events happening in Fernie this week

A dirt jump challenge and two mountain bike races are coming to town

 

Keep riding like there’s a tomorrow, because breaking your bike isn’t going to end your season in 2022. Pictured: Fernie and the Three Sisters from Hyper Extension trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Bike sector bounces back (partly) from shortages in 2021

Cyclists who break their bikes won’t have to walk the rest of the season

Keep riding like there’s a tomorrow, because breaking your bike isn’t going to end your season in 2022. Pictured: Fernie and the Three Sisters from Hyper Extension trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A portion of the survey results from a recent survey of trail users done by the Fernie Trails Alliance. (Image courtesy of Fernie Trails Alliance)

Summer riders give Fernie trails two thumbs up

82 percent of responses to a recent survey gave the trail network a 4 or 5 out of 5

A portion of the survey results from a recent survey of trail users done by the Fernie Trails Alliance. (Image courtesy of Fernie Trails Alliance)
Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘The time of year to stay off the trails’: Mountain bikers head out of the Elk Valley for riding

Mountain biking conditions are good outside of the Elk Valley, but locally you’ll have to wait

Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)

First Nation in central B.C. to host 1st-ever Allies Mountain Bikes Festival

Festival will include mountain biking, culture, films will be first of its kind

A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)
One of the many beautiful views seen from Ridgemont trails above Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

CCHS signs ‘historic’ land-use agreement with Pollyco

Pollyco is the owner of the lands where the Ridgemont trail network is located

One of the many beautiful views seen from Ridgemont trails above Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

  • Nov 21, 2021
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
The beautiful view of Elkford from the new multi-purpose trail constructed by the Elkford Trails Alliance near town. (Contributed by the ETA)

ETA completes first trail in Elkford

The club has completed a 4.2km non-motorised trail that links routes around town

The beautiful view of Elkford from the new multi-purpose trail constructed by the Elkford Trails Alliance near town. (Contributed by the ETA)
Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)

Fernie teen takes first place at the Canadian Downhill Championships

Joy Attalla won nationals in what was her third ever race with a bike she borrowed

Joy Attalla rides a downhill bike borrowed from her bike mechanic at Kicking Horse. (Photo by Danyal Taylor)
The Sparwood Trails Alliance’s five-year plan for trails south of Sparwood. (Image courtesy of Sparwood Trails Alliance)

STA lines up completion of three trails in 2021, looks to five-year plan for more trails

The STA hopes to fundraise for, build and open a new trail every year for the next five years

The Sparwood Trails Alliance’s five-year plan for trails south of Sparwood. (Image courtesy of Sparwood Trails Alliance)
The new trail in the Montane network - Carpal Tunnel - is a blue-black trail. (Image contributed by Parastone)

New blue-black mountain biking trail opens in Montane

Carpal Tunnel is 1,200m of downhill-only trail

The new trail in the Montane network - Carpal Tunnel - is a blue-black trail. (Image contributed by Parastone)
Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

2-year-old B.C. bike rider already attracting cycle sponsors

Nanaimo’s Kashius Weme has a knack for extreme cycle sports

Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Rob and Jennifer King run Sasquatch Cyclery out of their garage. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

‘Hop on it now’: Parts crunch hits cycling

New bikes are hard to get and used bikes are selling at a premium this year

Rob and Jennifer King run Sasquatch Cyclery out of their garage. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Cranbrook Community Forest is good to go for mountain biking. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Snow’s done, time to hit the trails

South Country trails are good to go

The Cranbrook Community Forest is good to go for mountain biking. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)

STA plots another trail for Lunch Network

The network will consist of 6km of trail outside of Sparwood

STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)
Jason Meldrum said it was important for younger kids to have more to do in town. Pictured here with his son, Carter. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Elkford Biking Club pushes for local park

The club was set up after local dad Jason Meldrum put out a call for help on getting a bike park for Elkford kids

Jason Meldrum said it was important for younger kids to have more to do in town. Pictured here with his son, Carter. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Elkford wants a bike park

Elkford wants a bike park

Jason Meldrum said many of the trails were too challenging for the younger kids

Elkford wants a bike park
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10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!