Mountain biking is a healthy, fun way to enjoy Canada’s mountains, provincial parks and trails, making it one of the country’s most popular activities. If you’re planning on mountain biking in British Columbia or another Canadian province this summer, consider downhill riding at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Whistler, British Columbia.
Downhill mountain bike riding is just that, riding mountain bikes downhill. Much like skiing, however, there are lifts that allow you to ride much more vertical than you would normally ride in a long day of riding. These lifts take you to the top of the mountain and the trails often have sustained stretches of downhill riding.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers a large selection of trails designed for all levels of riders. However, downhill riding is tough on the bike and the body. So before you head out to Whistler Mountain Bike Park or another location, make sure you have the best equipment and safety gear. In addition, riders are encouraged to warm up their bodies and skills before heading out on the trails. The best way to warm up is to ride a trail a few times before moving on the next one.
The park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets and season passes available online.