Biking

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Biking

Cycling is extremely popular in the region, from beautiful road riding on lakeside and mountain roads, through to an intricate network of mountain biking trails for all experience levels. Bike rental options, from ebikes to mountain bikes, are also available.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking ranges from gentle trails around Nelson to intense and technical mountain tracks. The annual Nelson Fat Tire Festival brings biking focus to the region, and there are a broader network of trails once you head up the nearby valleys.

There are detailed trail map guides for sale at local stores for both Nelson and Kaslo

Road Riding

Road biking surrounded by beautiful yellow trees in the fall.

Many tours loop through the area, and Nelson's amenities also make it a great starting point for a road adventure. Roads are well maintained with wide shoulders, and of course have spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Tours range from the annual MS Bike Tour - West Kootenay Glacier Challenge to the more mellow, fun trips from Kaslo to Meadow Creek or New Denver. Kaslo Chamber of Commerce's website has a number of road cycling tour options.

Bike Parks

There are bike parks in Nelson (PDF of location) and Kaslo for those who like tricks and jumps. Nelson's bike park is immediately next to a renovated skateboard park that rivals the best in BC. Kaslo's Bike Park is located on the Kaslo River Trail, nestled in the woods and with a view of the river rushing by - picturesque and perfect for the family.

The East Shore of Kootenay Lake has a variety of trails and information can be viewed on their bike and trails website.

Self-Guided Tours

Nelson and Kaslo both offer a variety of self-guided tours: follow along on our digital map or pick up your Self-guided Tours brochure at the Nelson or Kaslo Visitor Centres. Ebike rentals (for our hilly terrain) are available at Gerick Cycle and Ski

Preventing Invasive Species

When biking, please keep in mind that invasive species can hitchhike on your clothing and gear and be unintentionally spread between regions. For practical tips on how to prevent this, please visit the CKISS website.

Gericks Cycle and Ski

Gerick Cycle and Ski

If there is one thing that defines us, it is our valuable bike and ski proudcts and commitment to excellent customer service! Feel free to contact us with any enquiries. And don’t forget WE SHIP ANYWHERE!

Sacred Ride

Sacred Ride Mountain Bike, Skiing and Snowboard Shop in Nelson, BC

The Sacred Ride is Nelson, BC’s premier mountain bike, ski and snowboard shop with great selection, service and prices on road and mountain bikes, skis, snowboards, gear and clothing.

Kaslo Bike Tours

Kaslo Bike Tours

Whether you’re interested in exploring the area on bike Kaslo Bike tours has it. All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable local guides. 

Kootenay Cycling Adventures

Kootenay Cycling Adventures logo

Kootenay Cycling Adventures offers fully supported and self supported tours in the region. Join us on a tour and discover why the region is a cyclist's paradise! 

Valhalla Pure - Nelson

Valhalla Pure

If you are looking for advice about your trip to Nelson or need new outdoor lifestyle clothing or gear you will find that our customer service will keep you coming back to our shop.

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Scotiabank MS Ride

MS Bike ride

This MS Ride is an extraordinary, fully supported two day bike tour that loop and is a fundraiser MS Society. New Denver to Nelson, return, 222 km ride.

Nelson Fat Tire Festival

Nelson Fat Tire Festival

Nelson Fat Tire Festival is an annual event every August for ages 3 to 93! View our website for dates and details.

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    iDIDaRide

    iDIDaRide Biking and Trail Running Race in Kaslo, BC

    XC Mountain Bike & Trail Running Race in Kaslo, BC. Three different courses for different lengths and ability levels. 

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