Video: Searching for Steep and Loose Trails in Victoria, BC

Dec 11, 2019 at 22:13
by Fault Line TV  
Views: 9,088    Faves: 14    Comments: 2


Victoria, British Columbia is renowned for its slow, technical, and rocky terrain. The southern tip of Vancouver Island is home to many road cyclists and cross-country racers but we wanted to show it can cater to every rider. It was the objective of this project to demonstrate that Victoria does have dirt, berms, and trails that point in a generally downhill direction. Watch Dexter Robson explore some of the best trails in the capital city.


43 Comments

  • 33 2
 couldn't see anything steep.. probably still searching
  • 54 1
 As the creator of this video, I would like to make it clear we did not title this article “steep and loose” and this was purely Pinkbike’s staff choice.
  • 6 0
 It's funny how frequently creators have to clarify that the title was not of their choosing.
  • 4 0
 Yeah the riding sucks here in Victoria, I would not bother coming to check it out...Wink
  • 1 0
 my thoughts . . . trails look fun but not steep and really not loose . . .
  • 3 0
 Have you been to Victoria and ridden these trails before? Videos never truly show how steep a trail is.
  • 13 0
 Does the PB staff have it out for Victoria? The video intro is the most damning praise I've ever heard.

The riding around Victoria is objectively great, it just suffers from the fact that it's within hours of some of the best, and most famous riding in the world. Housing costs aside, the greater Victoria area would be a fantastic place to live and ride. Great trails for everyday riding, and access to the best trails in the world on the weekend.
  • 3 0
 Not to mention YEAR ROUND RIDING. While most of the country is blanketed in snow we're still ripping trails.
  • 8 1
 I live and have ridden in Victoria for quite some time and thought I have a pretty complete knowledge of the trails and I honestly don't recognize any of these trails. I'm perplexed, maybe it's because I'm used to rider's POV...
  • 6 0
 There are lots of steeper trails in Victoria. They just didn't film any in this edit.
  • 3 2
 Builders love cool rooster dudes.
  • 4 0
 Beautiful. I grew up in Seattle in a neighborhood called Madrona. My favorite tree is, of course, the Madrona tree - which I gather you call Arbutus. I love seeing trails with lots of Madrona trees.
  • 3 0
 Is it because the bark is laxative?
  • 2 0
 @dglass: No, it just feels so smoooooooooth!
  • 1 0
 @boxxerace: I've been told it's runny.
  • 7 2
 Don't let his smooth riding fool you - it's steeper and more technical than the video makes it look...
  • 8 4
 That title has nothing to do with the video except it being set in Victoria
  • 6 1
 Im still waiting for the steep and loose........
  • 4 0
 Video: Among the misty madrona in Victoria, BC
  • 10 0
 arbutus you yankee
  • 3 2
 Agreed. Nothing in there looked steep. Don’t let the video fool you. There’s a sh*t ton of good steep rocky wet wet wet terrain around Victoria. I’m still drying my gear from Friday...
  • 1 0
 Lol bear mountain yea right
I’m a trail builder and don’t really agree with keeping so many sweet trails secret . Although my trail is all rock face so there’s not much erosion going on .
  • 4 0
 Too many left turns.
  • 3 0
 is he singing to himself??...
  • 1 0
 I’m fairly certain he is yes.
  • 3 0
 @sam264 a Tracy Hannah trick?
  • 1 0
 @OlSkoolJake:
Haha hey whatever works I guess!
  • 2 0
 @sam264: I saw a video about Tracy and how she sings to herself when riding and racing. It's calming and mental focus technique. I've tried it and it works.
  • 3 0
 WOoooooot wooooooot! Makes me want to get rail some turns.
  • 3 3
 Fun fact... None of this is actually filmed within the city of Victoria.... Either way these trails will keep ya humble enough if you aren't on your toes. Well done.
  • 1 0
 idk man, I'd say the langford trails in the vid count
  • 2 0
 @maxtodamax: nothing from Langford counts.... ever! ;p
  • 2 0
 While not technically in city limits everyone considers the riding in Victoria to be Hartland/Thetis/Bear Mountain etc. It's like saying the Shore is not actually in Vancouver.
  • 3 0
 Did he find any?
  • 2 0
 Curious, was any of this filmed in Sooke?
  • 2 0
 The trails look fun.
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