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      More Vancouver Island info at Vancouver Island Mountain Biking (VIMB.com)

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      The Vancouver Island Dirt Riders Association (VIDRA) supports the growth and sustainability of off-road dirtbiking for racers and recreational riders on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

      VIDRA maintains land stewardship of three off-road recreation areas on the island: Whiskey Creek, Cook Creek, and Tansky. As part of this focus, the association advocates responsible trail-building and trail usage.
      Region Details
      • 791
      • 80
      • 514
      • 1,204
      • 484
      • 89
      • 5

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      3,952
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,172
      Trails E-Bike
      1,547
      Trails Hike
      3,244
      Trails Trail Running
      3,202
      Trails Horse
      185
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      490
      Trails Observed Trials
      78
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      259
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      26
      Trails Downhill Ski
      81
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      22
      Total Distance
      2,475 miles
      Total Descent
      462,352 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,833 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,838 ft
      Reports
      47,791
      Photos
      13,221
      Ridden Counter
      831,037

      Outside Logo Articles

      Race Report: Emmy Lan & Jack Menzies Win Canadian Enduro Series Round 4 - Vancouver Island
      Jul 13, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      The first ever Canadian Enduro Series event on the island.
      Video: Dean Tennant Rides Vancouver Island's Newest Bike Park
      May 28, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      So satisfying.
      Video: An Ode to the Bike Park with Magnus Manson, Dillon Butcher, Harry Barrett & Nic Court
      May 3, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      A season-ender to remember at Mount Washington, complete with snow.
      Video: Pat Laffey & Drew Mozell Shred Mt. Prevost in 'Rain or Shine'
      Mar 31, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      Fast and slick riding as the two prepare for the DH race season.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Cumberland Forest 8 83 38 12
      Doumont 11 102 18 7
      HammerFest 16 45 22 2
      Ridge Runner 10 60 2
      Forbidden Plateau 9 14 47 3
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      Sub Regions

      Popular Vancouver Island Mountain Biking Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      Upper Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Middle Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Space Nugget
      Cumberland Forest
      Sobo no Michi - Climbing Trail - Lower Section
      Cumberland Forest
      Upper Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Trestle
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Bridge Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Sobo no Michi - Climbing Trail - Upper Section
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Thirsty Beaver
      Cumberland Forest
      Even Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Blue Collar
      Cumberland Forest
      Vanilla Climb
      Cumberland Forest

      Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Prime Time Loop
      HammerFest
      5 miles
      ACC Youth Loop
      HammerFest
      3 miles
      Ridge Runner Tour
      Ridge Runner
      16 miles
      Top 5 Cumberland Trails in One Ride
      Cumberland
      11 miles
      2021 UROC Dodge City Enduro
      Cumberland
      30 miles
      UROC 2021 Fiver #5 Route #1
      Cumberland Forest
      7 miles
      2022 UROC Virtual Fiver #2 route
      Cumberland Forest
      7 miles
      Tzouhalem Flow route
      Mount Tzouhalem
      8 miles
      UROC Fiver # 5 Route # 2
      Cumberland Forest
      7 miles
      The Simpsons Line - a lap
      South Benson / Wolf Mountain
      8 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 6 rides
      Yesterday
      • 466 rides
      Past Week
      • 3,407 rides

      Photos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Vanilla
      478 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      563 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 7:33pm
      May 7, 2017
      | 1 comments
      trail: Double D
      647 |
      Feb 14, 2015 @ 9:07am
      Feb 14, 2015
      trail: Double D
      924 |
      Feb 4, 2015 @ 9:15am
      Feb 4, 2015
      | 1 comments
      1,158 |
      Jun 16, 2014 @ 4:06pm
      Jun 16, 2014
      | 1 comments
      417 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      354 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010
      trail: The Face
      988 |
      Jan 8, 2007 @ 10:26pm
      Jan 8, 2007

      Videos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      Mt. Washington BC
      trail: Time Warp
      21 | Jul 28, 2022
      Organ donor drops and jumps
      24 | Jul 20, 2022
      Snake rolls
      24 | Jul 20, 2022
      loam line drop
      trail: Loam Line
      14 | Jul 18, 2022
      4 Pack
      trail: 4 Pack
      11 | Jul 18, 2022
      Cumberland, BC - Broadway
      trail: Broadway
      44 | Jul 8, 2022
      So I only crash on blues
      58 | Jun 18, 2022
      top of Ridgetop heading down
      trail: Ridgetop
      15 | Jun 17, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Trent Canyon
      Cumberland Forest
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 11:20am
      Aug 7, 2022
      Idealmikegehard ChattanoogaTree down. See previous report. Blocking...
      Canada Cup Trail
      Bear Mountain
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Aug 4, 2022
      Variablejjerry26Fun trail! 90% great, some parts...
      Jughead
      HammerFest
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 6:07pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      DryPeMePeBroSurprised to see the trail closure signs...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1148845ryan3738wishlistregionForbidden Plateau
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 6:56am
      3 mins
      user #1440210addkarmaCumberland Forest
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 3:02am
      4 hours
      user #1601756Snortonaddphoto in My City and 7 more
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:03am
      7 hours
      user #1601756SnortoncommenttrailFord Cove to Shingle Spit
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:00am
      7 hours
      user #1485205natazhatriddentrailRebel
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 10:42pm
      8 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1601756SnortontrailFord Cove to Shingle SpitWe ride cross bikes from Ford Covecto the...
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:00am
      7 hours
      user #3100780nt9WPTtrailOutbackThe bottom portion of the trail is currently...
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 10:50am
      2 days
      user #2436601chrispy-vitrailRhizomeSummer 2022: Rhizome can be accessed by a new...
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 9:46am
      3 days
      user #784051nharrichhtrailCreeperSuch a cool build. Techy and amazing.
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 8:35pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #3101831HawgRiderBCtrailLochside Trail - McKenzie to the GooseSection from McKenzie to Quadra will be closed...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 7:37pm
      Aug 7, 2022

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Mount Washingtonbike parkCourtenay
      Bear Mountain Jump Park & Pump Trackskill parkVictoria
      Cecilia Ravine Bike Parkskill parkVictoria
      Cleasby Bike Parkskill parkDuncan
      Coal Hills BMXskill parkCumberland

      Local Trail Supporters

      Pinkbike Articles

      May 30, 2022
      Video: Reece Wallace Shows How Versatile 145mm of Travel Can Be in 'Plane Fun' Video: Reece Wallace Shows How Versatile 145mm of Travel Can Be in 'Plane Fun'
      Trail riding, freeride, dirt jumps - Reece Wallace put the Giant Trance X through its paces on Vancouver Island.
      Feb 2, 2022
      RAW Video: Not Your Typical XC Ride with Cam McCallum on Vancouver Island RAW Video: Not Your Typical XC Ride with Cam McCallum on Vancouver Island
      XC in BC has a definition of its own.
      Jan 13, 2020
      Creating Mountain Bike Trails &amp; Giving Back with the South Island Mountain Bike Society Creating Mountain Bike Trails & Giving Back with the South Island Mountain Bike Society
      One man's experience of joining the South Island Mountain Bike Society crew and giving back to the mountain bike community.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3,1711,920 mile351,001 ft865 miles5,154 ft
      12,76947,647467497,877
      E-Bike1,547970 miles152,703 ft426 miles3,976 ft
      2240,699598,764
      Hike3,2442,110 miles345,417 ft884 miles6,834 ft
      28546,3843328,495
      Trail Running3,2022,030 miles333,497 ft854 miles6,834 ft
      3146,3855324,284
      Horse185231 miles20,774 ft94 miles3,376 ft
      15,941377
      Dirtbike/Moto490384 miles43,799 ft163 miles3,383 ft
      10016,02271,892
      Observed Trials7875 miles6,775 ft29 miles3,228 ft
      1491171
      ATV/ORV/OHV259264 miles25,046 ft107 miles3,383 ft
      715,8111349
      Snowmobile22 miles174 ft4,557 ft276 ft
      1939
      Snowshoe2626 miles4,219 ft11 miles4,531 ft
      28677
      Downhill Ski8130 miles33,717 ft28 miles1,755 ft
      21942,475
      Backcountry Ski99 miles928 ft4 miles3,855 ft
      237981
      Nordic Ski2221 miles1,936 ft9 miles3,688 ft
      3382,246
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