Park Update: Revelstoke - The Real Stoke

Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00
Aug 30, 2015
by Matt Yaki  
 
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Revelstoke's epic alpine rides are featured in this video along with great riding for the whole family, the XC cruiser and the downhill shredder. Have a look and get all the dirt on riding in The Real Stoke!

Revelstoke’s mountain biking scene is blowing up! This year it seems that every car, truck, or camper-van driving around town is sporting a bike-rack chocked full of the latest and greatest trail slaying machines.

What makes Revelstoke so unique is its ease of alpine access. I can’t think of anywhere in BC, possibly the world, where you can drive 15 minutes out of town and be in the alpine in under an hour. There has always been amazing alpine riding here with gems like Keystone Standard Basin and Martha Creek, but it’s the purpose-built Frisby Ridge XC Trail that has really put us on the map.

Riders climb the Frisby Ridge Xc Trail overlooking Revelstoke BC. Bruno Long Photo
Frisby Ridge Trail. Bruno Long Photo.

The Revelstoke Cycling Association is one of the most active groups in town, constantly building, maintaining, and working towards that next signature trail. Membership numbers are at an all time high and more and more interested volunteers are out there working on trails all the time!

Sporting an impressive list of local riders such as Casey Brown, Stu Dickson and Lorraine Blancher and a range of talented pro-photographers like Bruno Long, Ryan Creary and Steve Shannon, new trails are being explored and discovered every summer. Once popular hiking trails such as Joss Peak, Mt. Cartier and Mt. McCrae are now seeing more two-wheeled traffic than ever. Throw in guiding operations like Wandering Wheels, and a brand new heli-biking option from Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and it seems like we’re just barely scratching the surface.

Stu Dickson flows through Mt. MacPherson s lush green forest. Bruno Long Photo.
Stu Dickson flows through Mt. MacPherson's lush green rainforest. Bruno Long Photo.

The entire community of Revelstoke is bike friendly with several campgrounds, B&B’s and hotels offering secure bike storage. Places like The Big Eddy Pub, Valley Retreat and Poppis Guesthouse even have bike wash and repair stations with stands and tools set-up ready for guests to use. Don’t forget our friends at Glacier House Resort who have built a small but sweet dirt jump park right in their backyard. They have also partnered with local MTB company Wandering Wheels to offer a unique shuttle experience to Frisby Ridge or Boulder's DH Trails.

Revelstoke Riding The Real Stoke
The Commander Side by Side Shuttle. Lorraine Blancher Photo.

Tourism numbers have been at an all-time high here in Revelstoke, with the Visitor Information Centre recently recording the busiest July in history. But don't worry, with so many awesome trails to choose from, they are never crowded.

So come and experience our alpine fairytale land before the white stuff starts to fall.

Further information on Revelstoke:
- Wandering Wheels: Local Guides and Shuttle Service
- Revelstoke Cycling Association: Local Bike Club, Trail Map App
- See Revelstoke: Trail Map, Accommodation Info, etc...
- Martha Creek Makeover: Trail Maintenance Project (click for your chance to purchase a Revy Weekend Getaway and support this great cause)
- BikeFest Revelstoke: A gathering of bike enthusiasts for a weekend of fun and camaraderie on 10-13th September. Revelstoke steamer, group rides, kids events, live music
- Skookum Cycle : Local bike shop and rentals
- Flowt Bikes: Local bike shop

Video produced by FD Productions and Revelstoke Tourism. Commentary by Matt Yaki of Wandering Wheels
Riders: Jonas Burke, Sam Poarch, Greg and Aiden Hill, Chris Payne, and Andrea Ferguson.

Matt Yaki and Ben Shaw in the alpine meadows of the Martha Creak Trail. Daniel Stewart Photo.


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17 Comments

  • + 15
 "What makes Revelstoke so unique is its ease of alpine access. I can’t think of anywhere in BC, possibly the world, where you can drive 15 minutes out of town and be in the alpine in under an hour"

I think you maybe need to get out and explore the world more!
  • + 3
 spent couple days getting shuttled by Wandering Wheels this summer...absolute WORLD-CLASS trails and experience Smile can't say enough. still dreaming of Baby Blanket...

Thank-you Matt for the highlight of my riding season. Gutted we couldn't ride together the last day after Jeff's mishap but will be back next summer for more. (btw he's fine...back to shredding)
  • + 1
 Cheers Farmer! Great to hear about Jeff and stoked to ride with you boys again!
  • + 1
 thnx Matt...lol tough season for Jeff, he tagged a tree and broke his pinky...cant pull the reins hard enough on that guy...
  • + 3
 Thanks Matt and Sahana for showing what Revy is all about. Wandering Wheels is top notch Guiding Company with Elite guides and first class service to make sure you are as comfortable as possible after hitting some of the best trails BC has to offer. I highly recommend Wandering Wheels to anyone who loves to ride trail. They are very passionate about what they do and they know how to do it right. They will hook you up with the best trails, awesome food, coolest places to hang out after every ride. Even help you with your bike if it needs a little repair. Cheers
  • + 1
 Cheers Joe! What a great trip! One of my favourites of the season for sure!
  • + 3
 Rode there this summer! Wicked trails. Probably left a skid mark down ultimate frisby trail the whole way down lol. But yeah. Ascend and decent frisby ridge then decend ultimate frisby right to the bottom. 22km of downhill you cant go wrong! Good food in town too! Lol the bar restaurant i went to had mtb dvds playing on the tv's.
  • + 1
 Sweet article Matt. I agree about getting in the alpine quickly. I think freeriderob is jealous and wants to maybe come see it for himself. Maybe you should of mentioned "quality alpine riding" in 15min out of town.
This current rain put a damper on alpine rides but I did Keystone in near snow temperatures and holy did it ever add to the adventure. Rain or shine, most of Revy riding is awesome. Fall in is truly my favorite time to ride in the stoke. So good!
  • + 4
 Yeah ! Revel's in my country ! ... ... and only 4000km away. Tabarnak.
  • + 0
 If riding Revelstoke is your thing, and it should be, check out axismundi.ca . Music and adventure sport speakers and demos in Revy Sept 18, 19, 20. Do some riding on local Revy trails, catch some great bands and enjoy the laid back Revelstoke scene. Some of the best locally brewed beer too (Mount Begbie). Bands from around the world - Walk Off the Earth, Sticky Fingers, The Floozies, Buckman Coe and many more....
  • + 1
 Rode at Boulder Mountain out there a few months back. Great riding! Trails I was on had lots of steep, fast, rough sections. Bunch of fun riding and even wood-style riding in a few trails. Amazing place to ride!
  • + 2
 So much good riding - and prime alpine singletrack. #TheRealStoke - get after it!
  • + 1
 Spent a few day there in July. Best riding of our entire trip. It might be a 5 hour flight, but we're planning on it again next year!
  • + 1
 First time there last weekend.....still smiling. I will be back!
  • + 1
 T minus 2 weeks, can't wait
  • + 1
 Nice one Matt. One of my favourite places to bike.
  • + 1
 LOVE Revy!

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