Northern BC’s Bike-Powered Renaissance - Video

Jan 13, 2016 at 4:24
Jan 13, 2016
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The recipe for a good party is pretty simple: good people. Any time there’s a group of quality human beings, good times are likely to ensue. When mountain biking is added to that mix, not to mention a week-long road trip through Northern British Columbia, it’s one hell of a party. The idea was to explore some of the province’s small towns that are aiming to revitalize their tourism industries and specifically working with mountain bikers to make this happen.

Kelli Sherbinin of Endless Biking crosses a creek on the way to Cronin Pass outside of Smithers BC. Photo John Wellburn
Kelli Sherbinin of Endless Biking crosses a creek on the way to Cronin Pass outside of Smithers, BC. Photo: John Wellburn

The results have been impressive thanks to the effort the small towns of Prince George, Fort St. James, Terrace, Smithers and Burns Lake have put into their surrounding trails. The seed has been planted and all of these areas have become home to riding that rivals many of the well-known meccas in the province, with more on the way. The only thing left now is for everyone else to realize it.

The crew takes a short break to take in the views on the way to Cronin Pass. Photo John Wellburn
The crew takes a short break to take in the views on the way to Cronin Pass. Photo: John Wellburn

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8 Comments

  • + 32
 Nice to see some "regular" mountain biking from time to time. Excellent trails, people, and all-around good vibes.
  • + 6
 Spot on!
  • + 7
 Haven't seen Darren Butlers name in a long time, thinking of that Drop In road gap crash still gives me the chills. Awesome video though, looks like a ton of nice trails and dedication from local builders.
  • + 1
 Haha! I was one of the guides for the PG spot and I thought exactly the same thing when I met him. I didn't mention it though, he still rips.
  • + 3
 We did most of this trip this summer and was surprised at the quality/quantity/variety of riding. Burns Lake has it dialed, Smithers has some cool alpine and old school shore stuff. Sorry we missed you Shanny when we rode piderny.... If you are going through this area for work or play, definetly bring your bike. Don't forget Williams Lake enroute.
  • + 1
 Ive wanted to take a trip to Burns Lake ever since I saw this www.pinkbike.com/news/Not-Another-Ghost-Town-video-2013.html. Really well done short film that shows the awesome atmosphere of the small town bike community and dedication towards the trails.
  • + 4
 Guess it's time to bring the bike with me next time I'm back in my home town.
  • + 2
 I can feel a road trip coming on next time I'm in Canada!

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