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Two Day 'Mountain Bike Mecca' Itinerary

September 6, 2022

Soak Up World-Class Singletrack In Cumberland

The small town of Cumberland has big allure for bike riders. Whether or not you mountain bike, here’s two days of activity to enjoy this outdoor cultural hot spot.

Defined by its quaint main street and the vast network of trails that surrounds it, Cumberland—or “Dodge City”— is all about mountain biking. But while dirty trails and big smiles may be the main draw, Comox Lake and live music at The Waverley Hotel also brings people to town from up and down the island. Here’s the hit list.

Spoil yourself at breakfast at 4 Quarters Restaurant, where their unique mix of contemporary Italian, Greek, Finnish, and Indian cuisine has been making people smile and filling tummies since 2017. Want something sweeter? Bite into local history at Cumberland Village Bakery, serving up freshly baked goods for over 100 years! If you arrive early enough, you will get your hands on their coveted cronuts, but don’t let the long line outside deter you away; it’s worth the wait. Fueled up and ready to mountain bike? Chat with the friendly folks at Dodge City Cycles or Beaufort Cycles for advice on what trails to ride. You can also find trail maps on the United Riders of Cumberland’s (UROC) website, and the non-profit society takes all of their membership fees and trail donations to build and maintain the Cumberland Forest trail network where locals and visitors bike and hike.

Woman mountain biking in Cumberland
Jarrett Lindal
Jarrett Lindal
Family mountain biking in Cumberland
Jarrett Lindal