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Sunshine Coast’s singletrack is the stuff that mountain biking dreams are made of. Sculpted by the Strait of Georgia, the peninsula’s rocky shoreline quickly fades into a mystic, coastal rainforest. Duck inside and you’ll find a labyrinth of diverse trails that flow to the rhythm of nature. Paired with year-round trail access and a passionate community of friendly riders, the Sunshine Coast is one of the most enchanting places to go mountain biking in North America.
The only requirement? A sense of adventure. Half the fun is discovering the Sunshine Coast for yourself.
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where to ride
Over 700 kilometres of bike trails stretch from the southern end of the Sunshine Coast to the northern flanks in Powell River. Start small and meander your way through the smooth contours of old growth forest for an introduction to Sunshine Coast’s unique terrain. Or feast on technical cross-country and gravity-fed downhill runs as you explore the area’s famous zones. Wherever you roll, you’ll find a carpet of roots, rocks and moss that lead you to an exciting adventure, no matter your skill or style.
Southern Sunshine Coast
With mountain bike trails located a few minutes from the Langdale Ferry Terminal just outside of Gibsons, the Southern Sunshine Coast is an easy choice for visiting riders. More than 380 kilometres of trails—coloured with natural features, man-made stunts and hand-built singletrack—wind their way through five main trail networks, each with their own distinct flavour.
Sprockids sets the bar for access, flow and diversity. Warm up on smooth trails and wooden practice stunts, minutes from the ferry terminal, before exploring higher up the mountain, where you’ll find connecting trails designed with progressive berms, log rides, ladder bridges and rocky ridgelines. Follow this link to the Sprockids map and directions
Roberts Creek holds Sunshine Coast’s most diverse network of trails. Whether it’s casual pedaling, big elevation gains or shuttle laps you’re after, Roberts Creek has thrills for all styles of bikers.
One of Sunshine Coast’s newer riding zones, Wilson Creek features challenging trail rides with a hearty dose of rock rolls, skinny bridges and unmarked trails. Talk to a local bike shop for trail information.
Loam, berms, flow, roots. You’ll find a sample of cross-country and all-mountain features in West Sechelt. Designed for the movement of bikers, the mostly-intermediate XC trails provide non-stop entertainment mixed with natural (and fun) features.
An exhilarating introduction for beginner riders and more experienced alike, Halfmoon Bay has many trail options and connecting routes, from easy cruisers to moderate tech.
Northern Sunshine Coast
Journey a little further north to Powell River and uncover 350+ kilometres of mossy singletrack all to yourself. The Northern Sunshine Coast might be remote, but it rewards the adventurous with some of the most premier cross-country trails in the region, giving both new and established riders a choice between mellow thrills or challenging skills.
Credit a community of loggers, hikers and bikers for a combination of old-school challenge and new-school flow in Powell River. Twisty, mossy cross-country trails hug the contours of old growth forests, bringing natural flow and all-level fun to areas like the popular Duck Lake network.
Feed your adrenaline rush or hone your skills at one of the many bike parks on the Sunshine Coast:
Coast Gravity Park — World-renowned, shuttle-accessed downhill trails built for riders, by riders and open year-round.
Sprockids Skills Park — Wooden features, man-made stunts and practice trails to introduce you to riding on the Sunshine Coast.
Powell River Bike & Skate Park – An urban bike park open to the public with jumps, ramps, wall rides and two pumptracks.
Rent a bike, buy gear, pick up a map or get local knowledge from the people who are always out riding.
Mountain Biking Resources
Sunshine Coast United Mountain Bikers (SCUMB) — A non-profit bike club on the Sunshine Coast, with multiple group rides offered every week.
Powell River Cycling Association (PRCA) — The primary cycling organization in Powell River, with ongoing events, races and group rides.
A comprehensive map of the mountain bike trails around Sunshine Coast. Download the mobile app for trailside navigation.
BC Bike Race — There’s a reason the seven-stage BC Bike Race comes to the Sunshine Coast year after year.
Coastal Crew — A local crew of freeriders who are pushing the evolution of mountain biking.