Nelson BC Has More Trails? The Guide Book

May 23, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
Ever heard of Upper Skirt, Tron Sauce or the Party Wife? Even seasoned locals will need a copy of the brand new Nelson Mountain Bike Guide. Produced by the Nelson Cycling Club and our 3rd edition of the Roots Rocks Rhythm series, this is an info-packed trail map and guide book with descriptions and directions for 105 trails! Bulging with almost 40 new additions since the 2009 version, Nelson B.C.’s staple rides are listed along-side overdue classics like Slabalanche and Toadmember, with bonus sections on local bike parks, off-road touring suggestions and a concise business directory for places to eat, stay and shop while visiting our corner of the Kootenays.

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Plastered with graphical inspiration that ranges from striking Google Earth terrain images, glossy photographs from talented pros like John Gibson and Bruno Long, and the motivating artwork of Scott Dickson, the final product is a vivid map book worthy of any mountain biker’s backpack or coffee table.

The most important thing to remember is ALL PROCEEDS from these map book sales go directly into funding our trail crew and the ongoing trail maintenance of this amazing area, just in case you need any more reasons to check it out.

Available now from the Pinkbike.com online store, as well as ground zero in downtown Nelson at our famous bike shops the Sacred Ride or Gericks Cycle, and other quality local outdoor and retail stores.

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47 Comments

  • 17 0
 This guidebook is amazing. I just got mine in the mail the other day and can't wait to get down to the Koots to test it out. Nice work Nelson Cycling Club!
  • 1 0
 Glad you liked it. Thanks for supporting the NCC.
  • 13 1
 "ALL PROCEEDS from these map book sales go directly into funding our trail crew"
$20 for a mapbook and to pay for trail crew = BARGAIN OF THE YEAR!
  • 1 0
 This is a one-of-a-kind compilation you won’t find on any trail data website (unless they buy one and copy-and-paste our content, which had already started to happen with our out-dated previous version!!-Cough-cough frailtorks.cough)

Our only goals are to get people out on the trails around Nelson and to create an easy way for them to find their way around and an easy way to contribute to the trails.

Until online trail download sites start giving back to the trails that they pimp out for their content to generate hits and income from their advertisers, make a conscious effort to purchase this book and directly support the trails you are about to ride. Cheers!
  • 7 1
 I've ridden all over the West- Black Rock, Fruita, Downieville etc etc. but I still think Nelson is my favourite place to go ride and hang out. I'm always baffled how a small town can make such an amazing trail network, it puts the rest of us to shame. 1-Nelson, BC 2-Chilcotin Mtn Range, BC 3-Moab, UT 4-Squamish, BC 5-Vancouver, BC North Shore
  • 7 0
 You forgot Rossland, nice to hit up the two together. Or add in Castlegar for a great triple header.
  • 3 6
 you forgot the sunshine coast....
  • 2 0
 How can you forget sumas and ledgeview given where you live?
  • 1 0
 Yep ive been to Neson. The people, the good vibes and wiked trails make this one of the best riding destinations. I know what drbike is talking about when he says best place to ride AND hang out. Nelson is an artist hippy town with plenty of no hype, down to earth friendly people.
  • 1 0
 Cuz Sumas and ledgeview suck compared to Nelson riding?
  • 1 0
 skimeow - the grass is greener eh? Nelson is good. Abby is good. Vedder is good. Squampton is good. Whistler is good. First world problems debating which is better
  • 4 0
 Just used this guide on the weekend! Very well made map book. Tron sauce.. go to Oso and get a breakfast sandwich, it has Tron sauce all over it (Antoinette's). mmmmmmm
  • 2 0
 As someone who has built plenty of trail down in Washington State for the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and have riden a bit in BC - You guys and gals definetly know whats up! Keep up the killer work and thanks for the new guide book.
  • 3 1
 Yup nelson is awesome and the guide book is sweet. I was happy to pay 20 $ for such a comprehensive and well produced guide. Trails are amazing and the community is second to none. This may well be my future home
  • 1 0
 Fat Chance was my first run on a Mtn Bike ever ! I almost puked my gutts going up and the down scared the sh*t out of me ! it was mentionned as my best option for a beginner-friendry trail... I sticked to Mtn bike so it might have been true ! Can't wait to go back to the kootenays !
  • 1 0
 I have been thinking about going to Nelson a couple of months this autumn and I have a couple of questions. When does the season end approximately? And how is it to travel to Nelson on your own, is it easy to find locals to ride with? Is it a good mountain biking community there?
  • 1 0
 This is inspiring for me. Just about to move away from Vancouver to Nelson. The trails on the Vancouver North Shore and Squamish (just down the road) are obviously well known for their greatness. I get the feeling even more now that Nelson has a heck of a lot to offer ! Looking forward to checking it out sooon ! Thx for this!
  • 1 0
 So you like to climb/shuttle.... You like tech trails..... You really like to go fast down some mind blowing single-track..... All just a few minutes from the best town in Canada..... You probably shouldn't check this out.........
  • 1 0
 Awesome job guys. The new book has tonnes of new trails in it. It really shows off the buffed out network that mountain station has become over the yeara. Easy to go out and start linking trails together for hours of all mountian riding now.
  • 5 1
 assuming it comes with a plane ticket? .. if only
  • 2 1
 Sweet! I've got the previous two editions and will be happy to get this one on my next visit. For those who haven't visited, there's lots of challenging riding in the area and Nelson itself is a really cool town.
  • 2 0
 sure wish i discovered heavy biking instead of heavy drugs when i lived there. oh well, time to go back for visit and do it right this time. the biking that is.
  • 1 0
 Looking for downhill shuttles in Nelson area? Call Leah at Footsteps Eco Adventures 250 505 6727.. Afternoon rides. Half day full day multiday shuttles and charters avaialble. www.footstepsecoadventures.com
  • 3 1
 a trail called upper skirt? what's the trail above it going to be called? way upper skirt?
  • 2 0
 It's gona be called "way up her skirt"
  • 1 0
 the original trail is called skirt...then came upper skirt!
  • 1 0
 Rounding 3rd base to "home-plate"!
  • 3 2
 Gotta make it out there. Funny looking at the number of comments, people would rather argue over wheel sizes, gear, and enduro rather than riding sick trails!
  • 2 3
 Maybe all bikes have wheels and everybody uses gear but not too many people live close to Nelson...
  • 2 0
 Best trail network I've ever come across. Definitely always looking to make Nelson home again. Great job guys!
  • 1 0
 There was a new trail put in right beside 49er last fall called " jackleg " and I heard a rumour about another being put in close by anyone know anything about it ??
  • 1 0
 Is there an app coming soon? I like the GPS aspect of the app. I get lost easy
  • 2 0
 Are the trails open? And when?
  • 1 0
 A lot of the trails are in good shape right now and have been for several weeks.
  • 1 0
 Is Nelson lift access, pedal up or shuttle? Sorry for my questions never been there before
  • 1 0
 75% of the trails are shuttleable and the rest you pedal(or push haha)
  • 1 0
 It is a mix of pedal up and shuttle access. A lot of the trails are accessible by forest service roads so they can be shuttled. Three of the riding areas are easy to pedal to right from downtown giving you options for about 80 trails without needing a vehicle.
  • 2 0
 So how do I convince a local to show me the good stuff! Ha ha beer? Money? Both? Ha ha
  • 1 0
 Drop by either of the two shops and check in to see who is riding. You could also check out the NCC Facebook group and see if anybody is planning a ride.

I usually show quite a few people around each summer that drop in at my work looking for directions. It gives me a good excuse to get out for a ride; the only catch is that I prefer to pedal everything. It's pretty easy to find people to ride with in this town.
  • 1 0
 Please please work with the trailapps guy and release an app! I'll still buy the book I promise.
  • 1 0
 Awesome! There needs to be more of these books, to cover all of BC's sweet spots. So many trails... so little time!
  • 2 1
 So sick
  • 1 0
 Must have!
  • 2 4
 haha, it doesn't have all the goods in that book :-)
  • 1 0
 Having helped out with a few guidebooks it would be silly to put all the gems in print (or ebook)
  • 1 0
 We included a good portion of the trails that are active. Trails that didn't make the cut for the book were mostly ones that were not complete or too dilapidated and not maintained.
  • 1 0
 eh who neg propped me?? non locals I suppose... I'm going for a ride right now, if you're wondering...





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