NELSON MOUNTAIN BIKING-Trails,
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JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
Mountain biking in Nelson is the stuff of legend.
Showcased in many mountain bike films, Nelson trails offer everything from gentle
railway grades to steep, rooty technical tracks. For the hard core free stylers
there are enough stunts, ladders and big drops to keep the adrenalin pumping
long after the last epic ride of the day. With the breathtaking backdrop of the
Selkirk Mountains, Nelsonís rides take the West Coast style and crank it up a
There are many great rides within 15 minutes drive
from Nelson including Sproule Creek or the Kootenay Canal
(beginner/intermediate) to the west of Nelson and Ledges (intermediate) near
Kokanee Creek Park. For those looking for a serious workout, most trails are
accessible by bike right from town, otherwise you may want to park at Mountain
Station and start your climb from there. If the only climbing you like to do is
out of bed in the morning, consider a vehicle drop or ask a local bike shop
Nelsons Best! Mountain
Biking with The Ultimate 4X4 Turbo Diesel Mercedes Benz UNIMOG
Now You Can Get to The Alpine Trailhead to Get 5000 Vertical Feet in One Shot or
21,000 Feet in a Day if you can ride it !
Unimog Tour Rates:
Minimum group size of 4.
Zone 1 (Trails in town ) $ 10.00
Zone 2 ( Give Out Rd. ) $15.00
Zone 3 ( 49er, Kokanee) $20.00
Zone 4 ( Rossland, Kaslo) $45.00
GRAVITY ADVENTURES: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 250 352 6125
every Tuesday/ Thursday 5 pm from Sacred Ride Bike Shop
and Wednesdays 6 pm from Gericks
Burlington National Santa Fe
Railway: Ride from Nelson along the lake 4k to white sand beach side Troup
Park. Via Red Sands nude beach. Beautiful vistas of the lake and mountains and
brand new trestles crossing refreshing waterfalls. Or head south on the
trail from Nelson to Salmo visiting the old mining town of Ymir still inhabited
by Kootenay...eites.. Trail can be accessed top of the city of Nelson and goes
by Peak Freak's base camp chalet front door.
From Peak Freak's Whitewater Chalet
just 10k south of Nelson up and over the Clearwater trail to Ymir. End
of the ride, bike back to the chalet via the Burlington National Rail
trail and relax on the secluded chalet deck by the waterfall. Or ride to
Salmo and stop in at the Salmo Hotel for a nice cold beer while waiting
7 summits: Rossland's Seven Summit Ridge Trail Mountain
The Seven Summit Trail, true to its name, is a
30.4 km ridge ride that within a half hour ascent of the seven major peaks in the
Rossland Area. Teraversing above the well known Red Resort ski hill, the trail
takes you past the tree line on a breathtaking alpine challenge. This newly
constructed trail alpine trail was completed as of September 2004.
trail map: PDF
Canada Trail: The Trans Canada Trail through the
Boundary and West Kootenay regions comes from the west on the historic Kettle
Valley Railway past Greenwood, Grand Forks and Christina Lake. The rail grade
then makes a big climb over the mountains, passing through some tunnels and over
some trestles to Castlegar. Here, the Kettle Valley Railway ends. More
Mountain bike chalet accommodation!
|Located on the Burlington Railway biking trail. Enjoy this amazing ride from
the chalet to Nelson and back. Only 10km in each direction. Ride to Whitewater
Ski Area, another 10km in each direction from the chalet, ride to Ymir and back,
it goes on and on and if you end up too far away take your cell and call for a
shuttle back. Rest and retreat beside the waterfall running at the front door
while nestled under the canopy of cedars. Ahhh.. fresh mountain air! Click here to view- Base
The Sacred Ride is
Nelson's premier mountain bike and snowboard shop with great selection,
service and prices on road and mountain bikes, snowboards, gear and
Experience The Ride.
Their experience and knowledge of the local trails is what makes them a
good choice for Nelson mountain biking. If you are planning to visit
Nelson or if you live here and want to know more about the great rides
in the area, we urge you to drop by the shop for the latest on trail
conditions, trail maps and the best rides for you ability.
CYCLE and SPORTS
Gericks Cycle and Sports has been
operating since 1982. The present store in Nelson has been operating
since 1991. Over this period the store has experienced many different
product incarnations, and has consistently evolved to meet the changing
needs of our community. We are active participants in the community and
involved with virtually all local events. If there is a race or event
going on you can bet that we are somehow attached to it.
If cycling is your interest we have you
covered, from freeriding to road racing, bmx or dirt jumping, kidís
bikes or cruisers, we are your store. And yet we are so much more. We specialize
in Nordic, alpine and telemark ski gear.