5.7 miles
620 ft
-632 ft
689 ft
High Point

The race course is slightly revised for 2016. It will be ridden clockwise and features a mix of technical climbing, flowy downhill, and some gravel road for passing.

Starting on a gravel road, riders gain elevation quickly before dropping into the short technical downhill "Cinderalley". Exiting the downhill, riders will cross a muddy access road and enter the classic "Humility" trail for some technical climbing fun before testing their technical descending prowess on "Secret Ninja". At the end of "Secret Ninja" riders will cross directly onto "Humble Ninja" which offers wide open views and a steady diet of flow. Rolling on, riders can whip down "Keiths" curves before making a right hander to get some "Nookie". This short and fast downhill leads right into "Sticks and Stones" and "Honey Brown". Leave the singletrack behind for a bit and stretch the legs, have a drink, or pass a few before making a left onto "Pipedream". Enjoy the scenery while you're sweating along Pipedream's rock outcrops and bridge covered creeks until reaching the final leg of your journey. Head along a short stretch of gravel before launching up "Rusty Nail", over to "Out N About" and finally rocketing down Potsticker to the finish.

Detailed Description
2016 Nanaimo Island Cup XC Race Course is a 6 mile intermediate race route located near Nanaimo British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 620 ft with a max elevation of 689 ft then descends -632 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
quinthielmann (Jul 28, 2022 at 8:02)
Trail Humility
This is no longer a trail. Unridable
  • + 1
Jbrassard98 CPP (Jul 28, 2022 at 8:33)
Trail Humility
What’s wrong with it. I ride it all the time. Trees have all been cleared. Is it overgrown? What is the issue?
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Jocelynlt (Jul 11, 2021 at 20:41)
Trail Keiths
Probably my fave trail for aMTB thus far in this area! Beautiful, shady, interesting roots and technical stuff, and a great route off the hydro line trail.
  • + 0
Robib19 (May 7, 2020 at 9:59)
Trail Pipedream
In my opinion one of the best trails in Nanaimo. Super flowey and easy with some fun tricky rock rolls great trail for a beginner and for a experienced rider
  • + 0
Oldmanhowie (Dec 26, 2018 at 10:18)
Trail Humility
Several trees down across the trail
  • + 1
socanadian (Feb 19, 2016 at 19:51)
Trail Pipedream
Trail is easy passable now, still a little work to do, One bridge has been redone very nicely, big bridge has had wire mesh and shingles added for grip.

Trails in Route

EXT283,009 ft
Cinderalley741 ft
Humility1 mile
Secret Ninja2,362 ft
Humble Ninja2,346 ft
Keiths1,371 ft
Nookie1,562 ft
Sticks and Stones1,079 ft
Honey Brown1,348 ft
MCR11-81,207 ft
MCR111,335 ft
Pipedream3,842 ft
Rusty Nail640 ft
Out N About1,050 ft


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More Stats for 2016 Nanaimo Island Cup XC Race Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude start
    325 ft
  • Altitude end
    312 ft
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,039 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Rusty Nail
Oct 2, 2022 @ 8:33am
1 day
Honey Brown
Oct 2, 2022 @ 8:33am
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Humble Ninja
Oct 2, 2022 @ 8:33am
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Sticks and Stones
Sep 23, 2022 @ 9:45am
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Sep 19, 2022 @ 11:26am
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