The popularity of mountain biking in the early years owes no small debt to the contribution played
by Canada. A sport which began south of the border soon spread north and then on around the
world. There is of course a very good reason for this; Canada has some of the best and most
spectacular terrain in the world for riding the trails. In this post we’ll point out a few of the best
locations if you drag yourself away from the Gambling site
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Whistler is the obvious place to start, a couple of hours drive north of Vancouver in British
Columbia. Whistler-Blackcomb is where the mountain biking happens – it’s a ski resort in the
winter but in 1998 it became a summer biking venue.
Riders can make use of the chairlifts and gondola to reach the higher sections of the park and from there they can access more than 250 kilometres of trails spread over almost 50 defined tracks. The high standard of trails mean Whistler is often frequented by professional riders perfecting their technique. The Free Roulette back in Vancouver can wait until it gets dark.
If Whistler is the east coast mountain biking haven, then Mont-Sainte-Anne could well be the west
coast alternative. With nearly 30 kilometres of downhill trails, 130 kilometres of cross country
and a dedicated freestyle zone, mountain bikers in the east should try and get here at least once a
year. Like Whistler, rides can make use of the ski lifts to reach the high points. Mont-Sainte-Anne
is situated in Quebec. When you’re done, check out these Roulette tips for playing.
Lastly a quick word about Manitiba and specifically the area around Winnepeg. We’ve been to the
far west and the far east but Manitoba is rigth in the middle and not short of a mountain bike trail or
two. A few of our favourites are the Birch Mountain Bike Trails about 120 kilometres south west
of Winnepeg, Brandon Hills which is about 200 kilometres east and the Riding Mountain National
Park around 300 kilometres north west of Winnepeg.