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September 8, 2024 | Cumberland, BC

What’s the riding like in Cumberland, BC?

Photo: Sarah Seads

Cumberland, BC is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and it’s especially known for its amazing mountain biking and trail sports. The small town, located on Vancouver Island, is surrounded by beautiful mountains, dense forests, and a network of trails that will take your breath away. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, Cumberland has something to offer for everyone.

One of the things that makes Cumberland so great for mountain biking is the diversity of the trails. From smooth, flowy singletrack to technical, rocky descents, there’s something for every skill level. For those just starting out, there are even a couple of easy(ish) trails that wind through the forest, offering a gentle(ish) introduction to the sport. More experienced riders will love the gnarly descents and steep climbs that the area has on offer (none of which are featured in Frontrunners Fit Chiropractic Dodge City X!).

Photo: Sarah Seads

Another thing that makes Cumberland an excellent destination for mountain biking is the abundance of trailside amenities. There’s a bike shop right downtown, Dodge City Cycles where you can rent or buy a bike, as well as get trail information, maps, and advice from local experts who are all super-chill, decent humans. Plus there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or a cold drink after a long ride, such as Cumberland Brewing Company, so you can refuel and relax.

If mountain biking isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Cumberland has plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking, trail running, disc golf and stand-up paddleboarding. The area’s world-class mountain bike trails are actually multipurpose trails that are frequented by trail runners and hikers in search of forested solitude and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

All in all, Cumberland is a fantastic destination for mountain biking and other trail sports. The abundance of diverse trails, excellent amenities, and beautiful scenery make it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts. So pack your bags, grab your bike, and head to Cumberland for an unforgettable adventure!