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The sport of mountain biking is growing at an exponential rate and many areas in Canada are getting the reputation as having some of the best mountain bike trails in the world. From spring through fall, new trails are popping up and more riders are taking them in! And for those on the West Coast, BC’s mild climate means awesome winter rides too. Whether you’re into undulating cross-country, monstrous climbs or radical downhill, Canada’s got it all!
The vast array of Canada’s bike trails can take you from the city to the wild in the turn of a crank, so, depending on the area you’re in you’ve got to be ready for anything, including bears.
- Check the weather before you leave and be prepared for it to change.
- Always wear a helmet and protective gear.
- Be aware of the wildlife.
- Bring extra food and water, even for short rides.
- Carry all essentials and non-essentials in case of a breakdown or emergency.
- TERRAIN: ride within your ability. Check the difficulty rating system on your trail map and know your limits.
- ENVIRONMENT: stick to the trail and don’t carve short cuts. Local trail builders do an outstanding job of maintaining trails and preventing erosion, so do your part by staying on track.
- OTHER USERS: slow down or stop when passing horses, hikers, or runners. Simply put, share the trail!
Taking The Essentials
- Fire making kit
- Whistle or mirror
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational / communication aids
- First aid kit
- Emergency shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
Specific to Biking & MTB
- Layered clothing
- Bug spray
- Hydration system
- Appropriate footwear
- Hiking stick
- Wool socks
- Lighting system
- Body armor
- Spare tube and pump
- Trail maps
The two Kitchener girls who spent the weekend lost in the woods of Algonquin Park did everything they should have say police.
When they realized they were lost, they put down roots and stayed put until they could be found.
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