Mountain Biking & Cycling
Get going with the various biking trails in the Comox Valley. Feel the wind when you bike through the most extensive mountain biking trails of Mount Washington, the biking trails in regional district parks, or ride your bike down the road for enjoyment. The biking trails and parks in Comox Valley offer experiences for everyone, from families to hardcore downhill enthusiasts.
Mindful Travel Tip
Support Trail Advocacy & Maintenance
Mountain biking trails are managed and maintained by volunteer trail organizations. Whether you're visiting the region for a few hours or a few days, a donation to the local organization is deeply appreciated. In Cumberland, that organization is the United Riders of Cumberland. Donating is made easy through Trailforks.com in the form of Trail Karma.
Where To Mountain Bike in the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley is home to Vancouver Island's most popular mountain biking trails, and each network offering a great variety of terrain for all abilities.
Book a tour with a certified guide like Island Mountain Rides, or talk to the folks at Dodge City Cycle or Beaufort Cycle in Cumberland, Trail Bicycles or Mountain City Cycles in Courtenay, or Comox Bike Co. if you’re staying across the bay in Comox. All bike shops will have ultra-helpful maps for sale, with proceeds going to the trail organization that manages the network: the United Riders Of Cumberland.
Just 30 minutes from Courtenay, Mount Washington Alpine Resort’s Bike Park is a great way to sneak in some lift-access riding throughout the summer. The bike park is open from July through September, offering great terrain for everyone from first-time beginners to daring descenders.
Cumberland is home to a world-class mountain bike network that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. You can’t talk about mountain biking on Vancouver Island without mentioning Cumberland. This tiny town with a deep history of coal mining wasn’t always so bike-focused. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that riding truly started growing in “Dodge City,” driven by a few key individuals who saw promise in steep mountainsides and emerald forests. Trail building came hot on the back wheel of the early heyday of freeride and the older trails in Cumberland
reflect this, with steep, gnarly drop-ins and the rotting wood of retired stunts laying off to the side of trails.
Mountain Biking is Easy!
Join IFHT Films and Mahalo My Dude as they take one of their film crew mountain biking for the first time! The Comox Valley has a variety of trails ranging from beginner to expert. For more information, visit the United Riders of Cumberland website.
Know Before You Go
- For wayfinding, it’s recommended to download the Trailforks App, available on iOS and Android.
- Always ride prepared with tools, water, and snacks. Cumberland is a large network and it can be a long walk back to town if trouble strikes.