Peter Oprsal returns to Powell River, one of BC’s hidden gems.
The BC Parks’s draft plan unfairly singles out mountain bikers as impacting wildlife. The draft plan is based on conjecture, guesswork and is unfair in its recommendations. Please ask BC Parks to make decisions on a science-based factual approach and not just restrict mountain biking because of stereotypes of the mountain bikers.
For those that missed it, last night Tourism Pemberton presented Peter Oprsal’s Pemberton Valley Mountain Bike Trail Guide book launch party.The evening was well attended with over 50 community members from all walks of life stopping by to purchase the new book and to chat with the author. Riders, trail builders, retirees, business owners and Tourism Pemberton board members, were all in attendance. Thank you to organizer Tourism Pemberton, our host Pemberton Valley Lodge, and prize sponsors Bike Co and Whistler Bike Park.
You know that our sport is in good hands when ridership is on a continuous upswing, and more specifically when we see an increase in the number of female participants getting in on the action. Female specific camps have helped increase female involvement in mountain biking significantly, dispelling the myths that mountain biking is only for adrenaline junkies looking for their next big hit.
Thank you to all our loyal followers, bikepirate visitors, contributors, partners, customers, advertisers and sponsors for an amazing 2013! It’s been another awesome year here at bikepirate. We saw over 510,000 visits to bikepirate.com in 2013 and we’ve added over 100 new trails to the site, bringing the total number of trails to well over 350. Find out what’s next for 2014.
With the holidays fast approaching, you might be asking yourself what to get the mountain bike nut on your Christmas list? Not to worry, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of inspirational, fun, handy and useful products that any rider would be happy to find under their tree or stuffed in their stocking this year.
Dark forests with their thick canopies are illuminated by the lush, green and glistening moss that covers the forest floor. The moss appears to camouflage any imperfections found on the forest bottom and is only partly parted by the faint brown singletrack trail that snakes its way through the forest, for what seems to be for miles on end. These are the forests and trails found in Powell River, and the location of my recent adventure.
Known for its IMBA epic x-country ride, the Seven Summits, and the well maintained and super buff trail network, Rossland is worthy of being added to a rider’s bucket list of places to mountain bike. It’s not just all about the x-country riding either. Rossland has an active downhill/freeride community who have built a large network of shuttle trails located in and around town.
Crankworx Whistler is only a week away and I’m jittery with anticipation! If you LOVE mountain biking as much as I do, than you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. On August 9, the world’s best downhill, slopestyle and enduro riders will gather at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for the 10th Annual Crankworx. View the full event details here.