12 miles
2,760 ft
-2,755 ft
2,413 ft
High Point

The "Variety Pack" loop showcases some of the best downhill riding and views Nanaimo has to offer.

Park at the lower gate along Nanaimo Lakes Road and begin climbing up Social Climber and Bottle Drive. Cross Nanaimo Lakes Road at the top of Bottle Drive and head up 142 Mainline towards Uterbraten. Enjoy great views and flowy downhill on Uterbraten before continuing on up 142 Mainline towards Meat Draw. There is an option to push up the Summit Road and ride Upper Meat Draw or riding Lower Meat Draw. Dropping into Meat Draw you can expect a menu of technical steep rock gnar before exiting an old spur that leads directly into the flowy old school favourite Rollercoaster. Rollercoaster exits right onto another logging spur that takes riders back out to Nanaimo Lakes Road.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for The Variety Pack mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude start
    626 ft
  • Altitude end
    631 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,457 ft
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171028 Meat Draw
171028 Meat Draw
trail: Meat Draw
3:53 | 13 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 30, 2017
Only slightly less demanding than Chainsaw and Upper Meat Draw. This one has a bit more flow.
Rollercoaster DH April 2017
Rollercoaster DH April 2017
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Jul 30, 2017
Meat Draw for the first time in a wet day =...
Meat Draw for the first time in a wet day = not good
trail: Meat Draw
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Apr 27, 2017

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