Video: Casey Brown, Micayla Gatto & Georgia Astle Explore the Trails Around Nelson, BC

Nov 10, 2020
by Martin Faubert-Smith  

Casey Brown, Micayla Gatto and Georgia Astle head out on the road to explore British Columbia and Yukon’s beautiful mountain bike communities. The plan is to start at the very bottom of the province and make their way up to Whitehorse, where there is word of amazing new trail networks and unique alpine riding. With global travel being shut down, it was an amazing opportunity to stay home and enjoy the world-class terrain. First stop: Nelson.

Unlike many riding networks these days, the DH shuttles are still very much alive here in Nelson.

Nelson provided some epic views and fun trails. A great way to start the three-week trip.

A quick yacht shuttle on Kootenay Lake from captain Kurt Sorge.

The local espresso joint Oso Negro was keeping everyone fuelled up for the long days of riding.

Sorge was the ultimate host, he showed the crew around the best trails in the area,
and did it in a pretty stylish way.

bigquotesThere is such a variety of trails, you can ride rooty tech that links right up with some of the best jumps in the interior.

The road trip vibes are high! Off to Kaslo for more shredding and poutine!

Golden hour in Kaslo did not disappoint. A lot of Brown family history tied into the "Monster" trail. A special ride for the group.

Three days of riding some of the best trails the Kootenays had to offer, the girls are left smiling and ready to discover some of BC's best trails.

Photos by Zoya Lynch
Video by William Binamé & Jonathan Ferguson
Produced by Steelhead Marketing
Sponsored by Clif, Smith, Trailforks, MTB BC, Nelson & Kootenay Lake Tourism


  • 23 0
 Pinkbike's northwest mafia is basically just brainwashing everyone into wanting to move to BC at this point. Or just just shoving it in our face, especially those of us in the lower 48.
  • 9 0
 It's all propaganda. BC stands for Bring Cash. Don't believe the hype. Okay, in all honesty, I've lived in BC my whole life and feel quite lucky for it.
  • 5 8
 so many sick trails in Washington.... Glacier anyone.
  • 2 1
 @kkse: I can sell some bikes and bring cash.....but that would kind of defeat the point!
  • 1 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Totally true. It's not nearly as good here without the bikes!
  • 19 0
 You're killing me Smalls. 2.5 hours away but might as well be on the other side of the planet. Thanks Covid.
  • 3 0
 Not to mention the epic late summer conditions... Fab
  • 4 0
 @mobiller: it's been really cold for this time of year. Got a ride in on Sunday but nowhere near the same elevation for this time of year as last year. Winter is here in the kootenays
  • 1 0
 @makripper: It's the same story here in the Okanagan. Normally doing chilly rides this time of year, but instead we're going to get snow all week. Still, besides the lack of travel, it's been an epic year for riding conditions.
  • 12 0
 This is way better than that red bull bike video game commercial thing.
  • 10 0
 Yeah Girls!!! Looks suuuuper fun and looking forward to shredding with yall some day 3
  • 9 0
 Liking the Bruce Brown 60's surf flick vibe. .
  • 5 0
 Thanks for slowing down the road trip and showing off some amazing trails in the Kootney area. Which trail was that above Kaslo? Can't wait to check out those trails!
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  • 3 0
 The Monster was built by Casey's brother Sam and others many moons ago. RIP Sam!
  • 1 0
 @jerome: my buddy sam. Rip.
  • 7 1
 Oso Negro!!
  • 2 0
 Can't wait for next summer. The trails around the lower mainland are alright, but not the wild crazy steep fun of the 'Koots!
  • 2 0
 That was sweet, such fun riding! I feel like the video could easily be double the length though, 2-3 days riding and only a couple of minutes of video? MOAR CONTENT PLEAZ!
  • 1 0
 We will be making a longer form video once all the episodes are out. There will aslo be 3 more episodes posted every two weeks.
  • 4 0
 This looks so damn fun.
  • 3 0
 Thanks ladies this was great! I miss summer lol
  • 3 0
 im moving............... Oh Wait.
  • 3 0
 these Photos are so incredible. LOVE LOVE LOVE
  • 3 0
 Take me back...
  • 2 0
 I felt like I was riding with you all that was sweet. Mad respect.
  • 3 0
 Damn Georgia....ok then.
  • 1 0
 Great vid and pics and definitely made me miss Nelson and the Kootenays....such an AWESOME place!
  • 1 0
 Loved the video and pictures. I live in the west Kootenay's and ride all the trials shown except monster frequently.
  • 1 0
 Great work with the photography Zoodle! Smile
  • 1 0
 Powerslave is fun.

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