Mountain Biking in the Kootenay Region of BC






Mountain Biking in British Columbia

Mountain Biking in the Kootenays

The Kootenay region of British Columbia is high snowcapped mountains, large lakes, hot springs, and wildlife. Fishing, skiing, kayaking, canoeing and mountains biking are just part and parcel of the life style in the Kootenays.

The trails in Grand Forks and Christina Lakes region are Thimble Mountain, Deer Point Trail/Sandner Creek Trail, Spooner Creek Trail and Dewdney Trail.

Rossland in the heart of the mountains, is known as Canada's Mountain Bike Capital and home of the Rubberhead Mountain Bike Festival. Other famous trails are Old Cascade Highway and Dewdney Trail, Doukhabour Draw, Midnight Loop, 007, Green Door, Techno Grind & Kootenay Columbia and Wagon Road. You're sure to find a trail to suit your riding experience.

The City of Nelson, surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains, means most mountain biking is either straight up or straight down. The only moderate trail in the Nelson area is the Stanley Loop. For the expert riders, there's Mountain Station and the Svoboda Trails, all are steep and technical. When mountain biking remember be safe, have fun!

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The best way to cycle and to have complete up to date information on trails is to join a cycle club. For information on clubs, activities, rules and regulations contact the Cycling BC office at (604) 737-3034 or visit their web site click here.

For a list of local bike shops, contact the local Chamber of Commerce in each town, they will be pleased to help you out. When out mountain biking the most important thing is to be safe, have fun and respect private property.

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