Day 1 Cumberland - July 7th
Welcome to an amazing tour of the best singletrack riding in the Cumberland/Comox Valley Area!
You’ll start by heading through the centre of the historic Village of Cumberland before hitting the trails for an unbelievable ride. This is truly a rider’s course. The diverse trails range from high speed, compact, mature trails to higher elevation rocky outcrops, dark and lush valley floor trails, and refined singletrack.
BCBR 2017 Day 1
This is a permitted race course, not all trails can be ridden 365 days a year. Please respect Land Managers and Ride at Your Own Risk.
“BCBR endeavours to collect the most accurate GPS data for the profiles. However, there are many known discrepancies between today’s GPS units and their own data collection process, compared data may vary.”
A teaser of what’s in store:
Starting in the town of Cumberland the route heads quickly into the forest and onto a sustained gravel climb that will separate the riders (approx. 10km) with the last 1.5km on uphill singletrack. The Highlight reel opens up once you begin the descent here you will encounter some of Cumberland’s finest singletrack as you head back towards the town: Furtherburger, Blockhead, Bear Buns - a riders trail, across Sykes bridge a small climb takes you up to the feature trail - Vanilla, then Tea Pot, That Dam trail followed by Missing Link and Mama Bear. Once you pass through the base camp you will begin your second lobe located to the east of town.
Starting through the Village park (base camp) the second sustained climb begins on road then quickly dips into the forest and begins to gain vertical on singletrack. The Cottonwood Climb transitions into some sweet singletrack on the 50:1 trail, to Cabbage Patch before tackling a bit more gravel road. Use the road to stretch, eat and hydrate as the rest of the day will be mostly on singletrack: Short Line meets Blue Collar then it’s Railroad, the 3 Crafty Butchers to the iconic Black Hole and Space Nugget and a sprint for finishline at the Cumberland Village Park – Day 1 in the bag.
Base Camp Highlights
Our finish line for Day Two will be right in front of Base Camp at Cumberland‘s Village Park.
Here you’ll find washrooms, showers and a playground for the kids. The park is just blocks away from the centre of the Village, where you’ll find a plethora of great restaurants and cafés. There’s also the historic Waverley Hotel, frequently visited by top bands and considered to be one of Western Canada’s best live music venues!