IMBA EPIC Ride - Beowulf The loop

Beowulf The loop

Overview

Beowulf is a marvelous trail in the Silver Star Mountain Resort area – a paradise for mountain biking! In development for four years, Beowulf was finally and proudly announced as a newly minted XC EPIC in 2017.

The trail is named after the poem about a legendary dragon-slaying Scandinavian warrior.

The 35-km loop, which travels along ridgelines, through cedar rainforests and grassy meadows, leads down from the resort to Putnam creek and back up to the resort, taking riders on a saga that will fully challenge your level of fitness and your spirit.

Terrain

Beowulf is a challenging mix of Blue and Black Diamond XC terrain. With flowing climbs leading to exciting descents, it exposes riders to a lesser-traveled side of the resort.

Access

The trail can be accessed from Main Street near the Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd.

Plan your ride to end before the Bike Park closes at 5:00pm

Food and drink

It is highly recommended to equip at least 3 liters of water before exploring Beowulf. In addition, you should bring high energy food, and an appropriate amount for an extended ride.

More details

YYou'll admire amazing views on this ride, and a beautiful descent to the bottom of Putnam creek.

Don't attempt this trail alone; It’s long and challenging. If your bike breaks and there's no support from a friend, it's a really long walk back to the village.

Prepare carefully, ride safe, and enjoy the Beowulf!

Some of the information on this page has been sourced from:

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/beowulf-the-time-is-here.html

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26.632 km / 16.548 mi

Total Distance

1,080 m / 3,542 ft

Total Ascent

1,080 m / 3,542 ft

Total Descent

1,719 m / 5,640 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: Ultra Fit
MTB Segment: cross country
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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