Mountain Biking in Rossland

With a deep history of biking on old railway beds, miners' trails and whisky running routes, Rossland is one of the founding bike destinations in British Columbia. Rossland has full-time, paid trails crew that maintain and label the area's huge myriad of trails, over 200 kms of them in fact.

The extensive singletrack system and variety of rides lure adventurers from all over the world. Novices to experts will certainly find something to suit their skills. Serious bikers can spend a day riding the IMBA EPIC Seven Summits Trail, or one of the many downhill singletrack trails accessible right from town.

All the trails are well-marked with signs, and are rated for various levels: gentle, intermediate, advanced and expert. The professionally maintained trails offer winding single-track, technical downhill and stunted rides. Whether seeking a short loop, an all-day EPIC, or a multi-day bike trip, riders will find first-rate routes and magnificent scenery in Rossland.

For maps and detailed trail information, check out the site of Tourism Rossland. Trail maps are also available Revolution Bike Shop downtown and you can book tours from Kootenay Gateway.

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When to go

The biking season in Rossland runs from April to late fall, depending on the weather. The summer months (July to August) are particularly busy with biking activity.

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Events, key attractions, and other points of interest

The Special Events Calendar around Rossland is surprisingly diverse for a city this size. Rossland has the longest-running Winter Carnival in Canada that is as offbeat and unpredictable as the locals. Rossland's four season 'joie de vivre' is a natural outgrowth of the type of people the town attracts in the first place: work hard/play hard; wonderful weirdos; gourmet grinders; artsy athletes; fun families; colourful character; and astonishing biking events.

Find the best biking events like Cross River Ripper, River Beaver Classic & Funduro, Golden Two-Four, and more on Mountain Biking BC.

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