BCPOV's Best BC Trails of 2017

Jan 3, 2018
by Eric Testroete  


You'd be forgiven for saying that British Columbia is the mountain bike capital of the world. Take one look at Trailforks and you can see that BC is absolutely covered in trails with, currently, a whopping 8645 different tracks! The next closest province or state is California with 5299 trails. In fact, BC alone beats out every other country with the exception of the USA.

So with all those trails, there must be a few decent ones, right? Correct! I strapped on a gimbal and a GoPro to my chest and went on a mission to record the best trails I could find and share them with the world. And boy did I find them! Here are my best BC trails of 2017!













Upper Della:

Lower Della:











Whilster Mountain Bike Park
Whistler Mountain Bike Park mountain biking trails

A-Line:

Fade to Black:

Dirt Merchant:















67 Comments

  • + 68
 Shhhh. Della Creek sucks don't go there. Jack the Ripper is super lame, nothing to see there.
  • + 54
 Everyone needs to subscribe to Eric's channel. Everyone. Right now. It's so good!
  • + 19
 Thanks Ryan!
  • + 15
 Very underrated channel - rivals Nate Hills' quality!
  • + 22
 Lol he's one of the few YouTube mountain bikers who doesn't suck... Keep it up man!
  • + 3
 Twice!
  • + 6
 @BCpov: you need to meet up with the trail peek bros! You can shred
  • + 9
 @speedy38racer: They're coming up this summer, hopefully we can meet up!
  • + 5
 Audican. Agreed, no crappy music, just the sound of tires and hard effort, and great POV filming.
  • - 4
flag jflb (Jan 4, 2018 at 22:53) (Below Threshold)
 @DylanDaSilva: he sucked pretty bad on trespasser!
  • + 17
 Great to see you on the front page of Pinkbike! Your videos make me want to get out and ride every time.
  • + 12
 Glad it has that effect on you, that's all the motivation I need!
  • + 3
 On that note, can we get Eric as a genuine trail content God of Trailforks / Pinkbike @canadaka and @brenthillier? I say, why not? Heck, maybe BCPOV might even visit the states once he's done with BC, but that'll take a decade or two!
  • + 12
 Eric is on pinkbike!!!
  • + 14
 Hi!
  • + 3
 yeah, i've been following him on youtube for a while and never thought to look him up on pinkbike...
  • + 5
 I've got big plans for this summer and a lot of these trails are on the list.
  • + 7
 Can I come with you?
  • + 2
 Thank you ,I just wish I could ride them all for ever till dead ,thanks I just go now and dream that maybe some day that might happen ,but if it don’t I just keep on dreaming it ,keep on living free.
  • + 2
 Started up the crash video of 2017 and my daughter has one she wanted to see, thankfully it was in there. Trying to explain that to her would've been tough... She's not even 3 yet! "Ooh red bike is BC" she says LOL!
  • + 6
 Haha! Well it's going to be a blue bike soon, so you'll have have to re-train her!
  • + 2
 @BCpov: No more Slash? What are you getting?
  • + 2
 @dimetera413: See if you can figure it out on Friday Smile
  • + 2
 @BCpov: Sentinel maybe?
  • + 2
 My daughter loves crash videos. She laughs her ass off. Shes 3 as well and cant comprehend that people are getting hurt. I had to talk to her when we went to the skate park by our house. She kept pointing and laughing at people when they didn't land a trick or fell. Talk about parenting 101. HAHAHA
  • + 1
 @BCpov: nice new frame! “BC’s new bike is blue!” LOL
  • + 2
 Looks like you had a good year! I watched a lot of your stuff staring from the spring at the BCES in Penticton. Open invite to come back to the Okanagan and ride some more rock slabs.
  • + 1
 Sounds good, i really need a vid of Rock Oven!
  • + 1
 Probably do that Wiltse (6 Stitches). Also notable is Sheep Rocks up near Apex.
  • + 3
 I love watching all your videos. Sound and image quality is great ! Merci Cheers from quebec
  • + 3
 G-d I wish I could ride that well. Balls of steel hitting that drop on Fade to Black on a single crown bike.
  • + 3
 Shredding in paradise! Nice work man! Much more to ride in Revy, come on back!
  • + 1
 I know! I really need a frisby ridge video! I'll be back for sure.
  • + 4
 where is diesel wolf ? lol
  • + 4
 Next summer Smile
  • + 4
 @BCpov: i built diesel wolf Smile
  • + 11
 @DHsender4life: Would you been keen to do a vid together next summer? I wanna get more builders in the videos to show some appreciation for the work they do.
  • + 4
 @BCpov: sure bud
  • + 3
 So can we transport these trails to the UK somehow so that I can get to ride these?
  • + 1
 Best transport yourself over here Wink
  • + 5
 Ride Don't Slide = EPIC
  • + 3
 ride dont slide in the rain = scary
  • + 2
 Hi eric. Love your videos. You and BKXC and the singletrack sampler keep me sane when it is horrific conditions here in ireland.
  • + 1
 It's a bit shit right now here too, to be honest. Luckily have a ton of videos from the summer and fall to post Smile
  • + 1
 Love the Vancouver Island trails we have but these long epic descents are giving me a serious bike travel bug. Great vids! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2018
  • + 1
 what area do you ride on van island? i cant find anything good so far..
  • + 1
 @DHsender4life: Actually menzies is the best big mountain riding ive found over there.

But for trail riding, cumberland is great, duncan is awesome as well, hammerfest, too.
  • + 2
 BCpov is the reason I'm coming west next summer , hope to hell I can run some of theses trails.
  • + 1
 Fantastic!
  • + 2
 @BCpov your vids are almost as rad as your accent. Love everything your putting out there. Thanks for all the hard work!
  • + 2
 So glad you're on the front page of PB well deserved!
  • + 2
 Looks terrible. Kidding. Well done man.
  • + 2
 Thanks for sharing your vids... gotta get my Canadian visa sorted!
  • + 3
 Columbia*
  • + 1
 Got to get me out to BC, any tips on emigrating!??
  • + 1
 Looks like you're too old for a working holiday visa, but since you're from the uk it's easier. It'll help to have a job lined up over here Smile
  • + 1
 @BCpov: thanks for this, I really appreciate it.
  • + 2
 sram brakes = loud.
  • + 2
 He uses Saints.
  • + 2
 For real ?? I have never heard a peep from any of my shimano brakes.. saints included. sram on the other hand.. gobble gobble gobble... turkey brakes...
  • + 1
 @dmadness: Sintered pads. :X
  • + 2
 Ready-made bucket list.
  • + 2
 Sick!
  • + 2
 yep im travelling more
  • + 0
 How has the trespasser video not made it?
  • + 1
 It's one of those that sorta should be kept more on the down low! If you've ever ridden it, you'd probably understand why it's not for everyone.
  • + 1
 @boxxerace: it looks horrible but I’ve never ridden it.

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