1.9 miles
Distance
-2,279 ft
Descent
00:35:57
Avg time

Ride Don't Slide Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    RDS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3707 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking

Originally a Trials Moto trail, Ride Don't Slide then became a popular DH trail accessed by pushing up Hwy 86. As it is within the Whistler/Blackcomb Tenure, the Bike Park has been doing remedial work on the trail. It was part of the EWS in 2014 and since then it has seen extensive work by Gravity Logic.

While the fall line sections still exits, more sustainable bench cut reroutes were incorporated to make it more accessible to more riders from the Top of the World Trail.

This trail is definitely not easy though. It's still a double-black trail with sustained steep sections, roots, rocks and plenty of natural features to keep even expert riders on their toes.

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More Stats for Ride Don't Slide mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,279 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,164 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,443 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,443 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,166 ft
  • Grade
    -22.9%
  • Grade max
    -79.4%
  • Grade min
    -2.5%
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:35:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:51
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2021
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Avg: 4.65 (32 votes)

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      Ride Don't Slide Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Bridge rung broken across creek. Not a big deal, but looks like rungs could be replaced next season or soz
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      Downed trees cleared. Trail is running beautifully
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 11:45pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      Few trees down in the first half (both enduro way and OG way.) Bridge broken in second half.
      Dec 19, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 19, 2019
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:03pm
      Nov 13, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 62 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 477 rides
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      Aug 23, 2017 @ 1:18am
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      MasterChris (Jul 19, 2015 at 22:43)
       So good!
      New parts are so awesome!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      lumberpanic (Sep 4, 2015 at 16:32)
       Haven't ridden this one before today, but I have to say it's my new favorite Whistler trail. Lots of great recent work but the loam and gnar is all still there.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      blowmyfuse (Sep 18, 2015 at 10:27)
       @lumberpanic or @MasterChris Can you guys message me how to find the entrance? And better yet, add it to the description of the trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Flow-Ryder (Jul 27, 2017 at 22:56)
       Best trail in whistler
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Kten (Aug 12, 2017 at 12:01)
       Hey all
      Dropped a blue parachute hammock while working first aid for crankworx. If anybody picked it up pls return to Aava hotel events HQ. Thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      jamesgreenfield (Aug 31, 2017 at 16:38)
       This used to be one of the best trails in Whistler, with lots of incedible new work done in 2015/16 to make it absolutely amazing. Whistler loam and great steep modern flow...

      Then they ran the fricken EWS down it in August 2017. Now it's a jangled mess of flour soil and exposed roots/boulders. EWS has moved on and destroyed another Whistler classic. What a waste. Wake up WHISTLER
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mdeppi (Sep 3, 2018 at 20:58)
       Trail running as good as it did last year. Loamy,steep,relentless and amazing as always. A must do.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      kyleluvsdh (Feb 19, 2021 at 17:48)
       \m/
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