Revelstoke, known for its big mountain rides, is a showstopper. Ride flowy blue and technical black downhill trails in BC’s newest bike park, including the famed Fifty Six Twenty (named for its heart-pumping vertical descent). While in town, conquer the Frisby Ridge cross-country trail. With an 836-metre elevation gain over 12 kilometres, the climb is tough, but alpine views and wildflowers are well worth the effort. Wandering Wheels offers guided tours, shuttles, and heli-biking for advanced riders.
Touted as the “Mountain Biking Capital of Canada” by Explore Magazine, Rossland’s 200 kilometres of trails spread across the valley like veins. The Seven Summits is an “epic” trail that descends from peak to valley— Seven Summits Coffee Company is named in its honour (and their coffee is amazing to boot). New Denver (a two-hour drive north) boasts the wheelchair accessible Galena Trail. Head east to Fernie in search of endless singletrack, a skills area, and a lift-accessed bike park—all within a short radius of town.
No ride is complete without an après session at a local craft brewery or pub. Fernie Brewing Co, Whitetooth Brewing in Golden, and the Rockford Bar & Grill are great places to sample brews while swapping trail intel and riding stories.