Canada’s magnificent mountain biking | Travel | The Guardian

September 13, 2011

Canada’s magnificent mountain biking | Travel | The Guardian.

 

It’s not an overstatement to say that British Columbia is mountain biking. The region on Canada‘s west coast has passionately nurtured both the sport’s champions and its evolution, even giving the name to a particular genre of riding known as “north shore” (elevated wooden trails which act as bridges and launches for jumps), which was born on the northern shore of Vancouver‘s harbour. Travel up the Sea to Sky highway for 70 miles and you reach the behemoth of Whistler, a mountain resort which has invested so enthusiastically in its mountain biking infrastructure that it attracts 250,000 people a year into its purpose-built park and trails.—

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