Video: Beautiful Quadra Island By Trail Bike

Apr 22, 2015
by Fault Line TV  
Tracing Dirt Discovery Islands

Quadra Island’s website states that the island residents are an extremely diverse and unique community of individuals, who share the passion of the island existence, but enjoy a variety of different professions. When we talk about individuality, a picture is painted of forging your own path and creating one’s own free existence. Sam Whittingham is very much so at the core of individuality. Sam created Naked Bicycles, a handmade bicycle manufacturer situated on Quadra Island, a cornerstone in the discovery islands.

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Our first stop on Quadra was Naked Bicycles; to meet Sam, and thoroughly discuss the trail network he is partly responsible for creating. After an enlightening conversation about his workshop, and the interesting client base he has created, we were guided around the trails in the forest behind his house. This was a great introduction to the trail designs that trend across the island.

The trails that we were lucky enough to ride incorporated steep climbs, steep descents, and everything in between with one exception to the rule. Crikey Creek is the local shuttle trail, this trail is short and fast, best enjoyed on a trail bike. It includes from what we’ve seen, the largest amount of man-made jumps and turns. Due to deforestation methods, Crikey Creek did not succumb to clear cutting. Because it is situated right alongside a stream, the area has been preserved. The lack of logging makes for an absolutely beautiful second growth, moss-covered understory, and the trail seems to be painted into the landscape.

When juxtaposed against the ridge trail Silk Stockings, which is composed primarily of rock, we start to get an idea of what Quadra’s trail network offers in its entirety. Though polar to Crikey Creek, Silk Stockings brings the same beauty through its wide-open views of the ocean and abundance of moss covered rock. It’s not as developed, and requires work to go fast, but the pain suffered on the climb is well worth the descent.

The Quadra trail network is incredible, but don’t stop there. With a large portion of the island being uninhabited, this offers the chance to witness relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Make sure to bring your mountain bike on any adventure you wish to undertake.

Eric Peterson Photo

Riding: Dexter Robson / @dexterrobson
Videography: Ehren Mcphee & Eric Peterson / @ehrenmcphee / @faultlinetv
Editing: Ehren Mcphee / @ehrenmcphee

A big special thanks to Sam Whittingham for showing us around the island and welcoming us into his shop. You can check out Sam's work here

More work from Fault Line TV at / @faultlinetv

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  • 17 1
 Those are some super secret unsanctioned trails when even the videos of them have to be password protected Smile
  • 8 0
 Quadra is excellent. So remote and the trails are in immaculate condition. Trail signage has also been drastically improved in the last year. Used to be local guide was nearly mandatory but you can definitely get in a very decent ride on your own these days.
  • 9 0
 Finally a video of a rider who rides like me. I liked it.
  • 6 0
 Props to all the trail builders on Quadra! It's as good as anywhere else I've ridden!
  • 3 0
 Thank you for thar video! Nice to see the trails we ride every weekend on film. Silk stocking is definitely one of my favs. That man is a shredder!
By the way,most of us hardtail that sh#t. ...and then there are the single speeders.....
  • 2 0
 Glad you like it! We met a couple hardtailers while we were out. Both absolutely shredding. It was awesome! Cheers. -ep
  • 6 0
 Awesome edit! Really glad you guys enjoyed our trails. Cheers!
  • 5 0
 Sorry guys, video should be viewable now!
  • 4 1
 But WHY is he not riding one of the BEAUTIFUL Naked hard tail frames they make??
  • 2 0
 That is actually how BC is supposed to look like, all dreamy. Glad the province never clear cut everything.
  • 2 0
  • 3 0
 So many places I want to ride
  • 1 0
 Love the mellowness of this vid. Reminds me of those early morning starts when it's oddly quiet out. So good.
  • 2 0
 Good job on the video, loved every aspect of it.
  • 1 0
 Thanks, Michael! -ep
  • 1 0
 i've fallen in love with the trail.....sorry hometrailWink
epic vid and great riding!!! like his style
  • 2 0
 Thats the kind of trail I would love to ride
  • 2 0
 Quad will suck you in, be careful though isolation is not for city folk.
  • 1 0
 I spent my youth biking in Comox but never made it to Quadra. Going to have to rectify that.
  • 1 0
 Great video guys/gals? Such sweet tunes and great sight lines, way to showcase!!! Love riding quadra!!!
  • 1 0
 Fantastic Video. Looking forward to exploring over there.
  • 2 0
 Cheers, Spencer. We can't wait to go back! -ep
  • 1 0
 Nice location for riding...good vid Smile
  • 2 1
 would be proper to have the song credit not on the comments section
  • 1 0
 Awesome trailduromountain video :-) ! Nice place and song !
  • 1 0
 One of my favorite songs with some rad riding. Good stuff!
  • 1 0
 This videos makes me want to ride! Great work!
  • 1 0
 Damn. I wish I can ride that smooth and so connected with the bike.
  • 1 0
 Fantastic edit guys! keep up the good work!
  • 1 0
 Appreciate it, Gustaf. Thanks for watching. -ep
  • 4 5
 what's the difference between trail-riding and enduro? wearing knee-pads ;-)
  • 12 1
 The difference in wearing knee pads is being able to walk away from a 'spill' or limping away from it for days Smile
  • 1 0
 Song? Please.
  • 1 0
 Glass animals - Toes. Perfect song choice BTW.
  • 2 0
 Thanks man! Dexter picked this one out. -ep
  • 1 0
 so stylish that like it
  • 1 0
 Atmospheric :-)
  • 1 3
 Never mind about the password, it seems to work now. WOW!! This guy is berming!

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