Where the Mountain Biking is Legendary
Cumberland, British Columbia
The Unofficial Epicentre of Mountain Biking on Vancouver Island
Welcome to Cumberland, BC — a vibrant community nestled in the foothills of the Beaufort Mountains on Vancouver Island. A small village rich in trails, arts, culture, and endless opportunities to recreate. With lively downtown vibes, plentiful nature to explore, and more than 80 kilometers of Vancouver Island's most legendary singletrack, there is sure to be something for every mountain biker in the family.Get Directions
The Trail Network
Cumberland's Mountain Bike Culture
The Cumberland trail experience is made possible by the United Riders of Cumberland mountain bike club and trail stewardship organization.
Most of Cumberland’s vast trail network is in a privately owned working forest, and UROC holds agreements with the land owners that allow for public access and the maintenance and development of trails. Please remember that the trails are part of a working forest, so watch for logging trucks and other vehicles on the roads.
In addition to managing and maintaining the trails, UROC also hosts several races each year, organizers women’s and youth mountain bike rides, and generally advocates for mountain biking in the Comox Valley.
Users of Cumberland’s trails are encouraged to support UROC by becoming a member or donating to the club. To make a donation, or for the latest news, events, and trail updates, check out www.unitedridersofcumberland.com
UROC Race Series
UROC hosts five races: Cumberland Cross Country, Dodge City Downhill, Cumberland Classic Marathon, 12 Hours of Cumberland and the Dodge City Enduro. All five races are part of the Island Cup Mountain Bike Series. Held in April thru September of each year, the races showcase the best trails in Cumberland’s vast network.
Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race
A challenging multi-sport race featuring mountain biking, trail running, and paddling where teams navigate their way through a series of checkpoints on a 30km or 50km course. The MOMAR is Canada’s oldest, most popular adventure race with over 700 participants.Learn More
BC Bike Race
BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike stage race that follows the West Coast of British Columbia over to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast, and back to the mainland. With 600 participants from an average of 36 countries each year, BC Bike Race is proud to work closely with the communities we visit.Learn More
Dodge City X
Touted as Canada's toughest off-road triathlon, PACE Multisport Dodge City X combines a lake swim, technical mountain bike and glute-busting trail run in Cumberland's legendary backyard playground. Are you ready to get dirty?Learn More
Things to Do
Après ride, Cumberland style
Had your fix of riding for the day? Cool off in nearby Comox Lake, enjoy a spirited round of disc golf – a pursuit Cumberlanders take very seriously – or explore Cumberland’s fascinating blue-collar history at its local museum and heritage sites. At the end of the day, join the locals at one of Cumberland’s notoriously friendly and seriously casual establishments and swap tales from the trails over a locally crafted pint or expertly roasted cuppa.
Wherever you find yourself in Cumberland, local riders are quick to offer guidance and advice and expertly staffed bike shops are nearby to provide everything you need to make your next ride an epic one. With several accommodation options in the heart of this supremely walkable village, it couldn’t be easier to park your car for the weekend and rediscover your happy place in one of British Columbia’s premiere mountain biking destinations.