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.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 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.
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 WheelsRiders
: Jonas Burke, Sam Poarch, Greg and Aiden Hill, Chris Payne, and Andrea Ferguson.