Video: Mountain Biking And Williams Lake Go Hand In Hand

Apr 2, 2014
by Ride The Cariboo  
Views: 23,320    Faves: 67    Comments: 4


The Cariboo Chilcotin is filled with some of Canada's oldest and most famous trails. From the grease to the gold rush routes, to the multitude of First Nations trading trails, riding bikes on them was a logical step. Beginning from legendary 420 weekends through the 90's to the early days of the Kranked films and a bunch of other videos, Williams Lake has helped set the pace of mountain biking in BC.

The Sky Berm

It wasn't always smooth sailing. There was a time when trails were closed, stunts were cut down by the Ministry of Forests and hundreds of riders filled government offices in protest as we fought for our right to ride. Fast forward to 2014, where Williams Lake hosts one of the largest legal trail networks in the Province and the City offers free shuttles every weekend through the month of July! The mountain bike community is working with all levels of government and stakeholders to secure a sustainable future for mountain biking in the Cariboo. While a few challenges still persist, mountain biking in Williams Lake has become a community effort.

Smooth, fast and tight are all common phrases that lots of communities use to describe their riding experience, but in the Puddle, it's actually true. We may not have the clubs and fashion shows that are found in resorts and you might pass a logging truck or two while you're riding through downtown...but.... you'll also pass a kick ass bike park on your way to access one of three trail networks accessible from any hotel and we can guarantee that your experience will be real and down to earth.

The Flow of Snakes

This video series was supported by the City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District and is another demonstration of how mountain biking has become a part of this community. The Williams Lake Cycling Club and Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium applaud the leadership of the local government, and hope we continue to strengthen our collaboration in the years to come.

Cory Brunelle and James Doerfling

This video was filmed by Solos Productions.

Riders include: Jeremy Stowards, Sofie Durfeld and Liz Hunt, Justin Calof and Chris Masters, Shawn Lewis and Bryon Black.

Music is from A Tribe Called Red and Pinback.

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43 Comments

  • 19 3
 That was the creepiest narrating voice iv ever heard.
  • 3 1
 I almost thought that the video was going to be a joke due to how creepy it was
  • 14 1
 Cool video & a great looking place to ride, but what's up with the super sexy narrative? If that guy drives the shuttle bus & said shuttle bus is a van with no windows, count me out.
  • 4 0
 what? you don't want some free candy??
  • 4 0
 People are always like "Oh my god what happened?!" I respond..."What? where?"...."Your legs have cuts all over them!"... "Oh umm.. I bike."
(bottom picutre)
  • 1 0
 Yes please , this place looks awesome
  • 8 0
 The puddle is badass, Red Shred's is one of the best bike shops on earth, and the locals are a blast to ride with!! I try to get up there from WA at least once a season. Check em ooooot!!
  • 1 0
 so when will i see ya there?
  • 2 0
 Hopefully sooner than later!! Haven't heard when Pedal the Puddle is happening yet, but might try to get up there for that. It was a blast last year, especially watching Super T and Jer Can race Shreddy's townie tandem in the Super D!! Speaking of which- where's the footage?!!!
  • 1 0
 What's up with the 420 weekend? And I meant Peelout, not Pedal the Puddle!!
  • 1 0
 im going to the peelio 2014 this time no crashes before racing, i still have the footie dont know what to do with it?
  • 1 0
 Do an edit with some silly carnival music playing!!
  • 1 0
 i was thinking "just the two of us" by John Holt
  • 10 2
 Killin it Jeremy! These fools don't got a clue
  • 6 1
 The barista was hot, plus the lever espresso machine. Great coffee and great trails, where do I sign up?
  • 5 0
 5:15! really working the rear wheel.
  • 2 0
 Saw that too. Great video, like how it wasn't overdone, looks like an amazing place to ride.
  • 1 0
 extremely creepy narrative, but does anyone know is the puddle suited more for trail bikes or dh bikes? I'm assuming there are public shuttle access roads?
  • 2 0
 All bikes really. We shuttle and ride XC on Fox, but the trail network is huge for all styles.
  • 1 0
 An all mountain is probably best if you have only only one bike, bring the quiver if you want to get the full experience . Desous is steep and gnarly and really the only place you "need" a big bike, the rest of the network is suitable for whatever else you wanna throw a leg over.
  • 1 0
 Cheers fellas
  • 2 0
 Heading up to the puddle for 420 weekend. yeeahhh... can't wait. :-) And great edit guys. Jeremy rippin it.
  • 1 0
 Great, see you then!
  • 1 0
 Interesting Song choice considering what is going on in Williams Lake right now....
  • 2 0
 Anyone know if Fox is going to be open for early shreds soon?
  • 1 0
 Can't flippin' wait to get home and ride!! This video will sustain me until I get there.
  • 3 2
 alright, i'm in. see you in july.
  • 1 0
 I thought this was really good and i would love to ride there.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what the first trail on the video was?
  • 1 0
 I believe that is from the Farwell trails region.
  • 1 0
 Thanks, looks really fun
  • 2 0
 First trail is from Desous, God Speed. The first area shown is Farwell.
  • 1 0
 niceone jeremy!!! hope to see u once again....
  • 1 0
 hell yeah! God speed, what a sick trail!!! Killed by jer!
  • 1 0
 Love BC!
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