Video: Tacky Dirt & Short Lift Lines Doing Winter Bike Park Laps at Coast Gravity

Feb 27, 2020
by Yama Folk  
Views: 10,855    Faves: 78    Comments: 4



It’s no surprise that Canada is one of the best, if not, the best country in the world to ride your bike. There is world-class riding found all over the country. British Columbia sits at the top for a variety of reasons. The terrain found in this province is perfect for bikes, accompanied by numerous ski resorts that open up their lifts to mountain bikers in the summer. It’s a match made in heaven.

This winter, I really began to appreciate the true awesomeness of where Yusuke and I live. Being situated in Vancouver means that we’re lucky to be able to ride all year round. Better than that we have access to a bike park in winter. Once Whistler shuts down for the summer, you can easily get overwhelmed with the hype of upcoming powder days and lock the bike away for the cooler months. It’s easy to think that the park season is over, I know I did.

The novelty of jumping on the ferry and heading to Coast Gravity Park in the middle of winter is kind of surreal. As you drive along the highway there are thousands of cars full of skiers and snowboarders heading to Whistler and we’ve got mountain bikes in the back of the truck. It certainly doesn’t feel right, but it definitely feels good.

A full day of bike park laps in winter, it’s like you’re cheating the world. Tacky dirt and short lift lines, it makes biking in summer seem stupid.


ATHLETE: Yusuke Yamamoto @sukedog
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Tom Wilson @yamafolk
BIKE PARK PHOTOS: Forrest Riesco @riescophoto @coastgravityprk




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46 Comments

  • 18 0
 Double no hander. Bawse.
  • 3 0
 If you're gonna double no hander I feel like the second one should be a dab
  • 1 0
 that vid was yummy!
  • 6 0
 I’m confused was this a bc ferries commercial?
  • 4 0
 White Spot
  • 3 0
 @gunners1: I mean, I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't go that far.
  • 2 0
 Went to CGP for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Really nice runs; well designed and very well maintained. However, they are very short runs and you have a to wait a long time at the staging area for a lift back to the top (this was with three trucks in constant rotation). In 5 hours I managed to get 7 runs.
  • 9 0
 Yeah that 's so wrong. I got more runs recently by eating a clearance burrito at Walmart !
  • 1 0
 This. It’s a real pity they don’t / can’t run more trucks , the last couple times I went there the waiting:ride time is real bad Frown which sucks Cos I love the place
  • 4 0
 Can confirm CGP is the place to be... year round. Can also confirm that the "food" served on BC Ferries has seen better days.
  • 2 0
 still cant resists that triple o's bc burger tho
  • 1 0
 yea I mean you can eat at white spot but you'll have a brown spot before the ferry ride is over.
  • 3 0
 I'm surprised he could still ride after a BC Ferries breakfast.
  • 5 0
 Photo of bae on your bike? Bold move Yusuke.
  • 6 1
 Sick to see an Asian mtb rider!
  • 5 0
 mahalo my dude
  • 2 0
 0:12 if you know, you know
  • 1 0
 @YamaFolk: loooool
  • 3 0
 Banger edit. I`m jealous ... and stuck in snow.
  • 3 0
 Awesome edit. That song choice was fire!
  • 3 0
 the ferry lines and prices this time of year feels like it's cheating
  • 2 0
 Sick edit. love the PNW! Sick As Fu%$ last name. Ummm I want the name of Yamamoto
Yamaha moto baby!!!
  • 1 0
 Great editing. What month was this shot?

Anyone know which runs they'll use for the BC Cup DH in May? 1-3rd
  • 2 0
 They are building a brand new trail for this... Wink
  • 1 0
 Can't wait to ride at the CGP when I get back to BC this summer! Sweet edit for what looks like a sweet spot to ride!
  • 2 0
 Bass Pro Shops for the win
  • 2 0
 who puts salt on their bacon?!
  • 5 0
 Sukedog’y dog does ????
  • 2 0
 Sick edit! Yosuke killed it.
  • 1 0
 sui to late sui was unexpected and very cool. nice color grade too
  • 2 0
 Sweet as a nut that.
  • 1 0
 Sweet like tropicana?
  • 2 0
 Nice riding and edit!
  • 2 0
 Quality edit
  • 2 0
 yea Sukedog!
  • 1 0
 Goes hand in hand with the way he rides!!! BRRRRAAAAAAPPPPPPP!!!!
  • 2 0
 #choomaisland
  • 2 0
 Whatareyatalkinabeet?
  • 1 0
 1$ scratchy,50$
  • 1 0
 That was a seriously good watch!
  • 1 0
 Whitespot - triple O's ????
  • 1 0
 Let's go ride bikes!!!
  • 2 2
 im so happy it wasnt filled with mumbling babble rap... twas a nice edit.
  • 1 0
 So sick!
  • 1 0
 山人 is cool!
  • 1 0
 Stoke bro. Killin it Smile

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