2 miles
Distance
48 ft
Climb
-2,349 ft
Descent
00:29:50
Avg time

Ride Don't Slide Details

  • Riding Area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    RDS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #865 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ride Don't Slide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,302 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,167 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,167 ft
  • Grade
    -24.005%
  • Grade max
    -62.901%
  • Grade min
    22.573%
  • Distance climb
    547 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    44 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:30
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Sep 12, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.65 (22 votes)

view (304)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to ride-don-t-slide-6634 trailhead (50.064890, -122.969910)
update trails status or condition

Ride Don't Slide Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:46am
Sep 12, 2018
Deep mud in places.
Aug 8, 2018 @ 9:40am
Aug 8, 2018
Dry, no downed trees, fun
Jul 28, 2018 @ 12:48pm
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 @ 8:56pm
Jul 22, 2018
Running mint right now! Just one mud hole section about half way down near some of the bridges/creeks.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 12:16pm
Jul 14, 2018
Some mud holes and wet spots, mostly dry and running great !
view all reports »

Photos

more »
94 |
Aug 27, 2018 @ 5:47pm
Aug 27, 2018
Ride Don't Slide, Whistler
209 |
May 28, 2018 @ 11:45am
May 28, 2018
Ride Don't Slide, Whistler
222 |
Aug 23, 2017 @ 1:18am
Aug 23, 2017
Ride Don't Slide, Whistler
103 |
Aug 23, 2017 @ 1:00am
Aug 23, 2017
Ride Don't Slide, Whistler

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Bars of Fury Summit to Southside race
6 miles

7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag MasterChris (Jul 19, 2015 at 22:43)
 So good!
New parts are so awesome!
[Reply]
  • + 1
flag 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
flag bizutch (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]
  • + 1
flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 27, 2017 at 22:56)
 Best trail in whistler
[Reply]
  • + 0
flag 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]
  • + 1
flag 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
flag 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]

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
youtuber Getting Redemption on Ride Don't Slide, Whistler
17:52 | 120 | Sep 6, 2018 , Whistler
youtuber Ride Don't Slide - Whistler Canada -...
14:38 | 234 | Aug 2, 2018 , Whistler
youtuber Whistler 2017: Eating s#@$ on 'Ride Don't...
8:19 | 133 | Sep 14, 2017 , Whistler
youtuber Ride Don't Slide -  A New Creekside Zone Trail?
333 | Dec 1, 2017 , Whistler
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.