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Epic Rides:

Comfortably Numb WhistlerEvery mountain bike destination worth its salt has to have a signature epic.

Whistler is proud to have 'Comfortably Numb'. Built almost single handedly by Chris Markle, its been a labour of love... and what a job he did!

Chris spend an enourmous amount of time picking his way from what is now the the Al Grey memorial bridge back towards Whistler village, seeming to make a winding detour to every natural feature he could find. This trail twists and teases for something like 25km, repeatedly giving you a great view over the valley then whisking you back into the coastal forest for another spell of technical riding.

Since completion, there have been a few edits and additions to the ComfoprtablyNumb trail set. The most notable of which is Yumby Numby, a technical climbing trail that takes you up almost to the highest part of CN. Choose either the stunning Foreplay descent, or CN in reverse gives so much more accessibility to this area..

Riding the Flank trail sections provides another great oportunity to enjoy the vistas over Whistler Valley. The four sections cover the whole west side of the valley and cover everything from the Callaghan to Cougar Mountain.

 

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West Side Trails:

A River Runs Through ItThe area defined by the trails west of the highway and Alta Lake offers an enourmous mix of trail styles for every rider.

A quick spin from the chalet on the paved Valley trail and across the river gets you out there nicely warmed up. Whistlers most ridden signature trail 'River' offers a fun and challenging ride for all levels. Obstacles, bridges, ramps, drops, followed by more of the same provide a great technical trail learning ground. You can play in here for hours.

A number of flow orientated trails with steady climbs and smooth descents provide a great area for getting back into your riding. Lung busting switchback climbs and super long descents from the Flank trail let you push yourself as far as you want.
Further towards function Junction, the trails become more technical with some very difficult slickrock and natural feature sections.

Whistler West Side trails offer a nice mix of progressive trails that we love to use to help develop riders confidence as well as some great climbs (both techy and cardio based) to a variety of difficulty and style of descents.

Key trails in this area are:

Danimal - Piece of Cake - Bobs Re-Bob - River Runs Through It

The West side has enjoyed a boom of trail work an dadditions both through worca's efforts, developer funded and private trail building projects.
We should give an honorary mention to BBB's favourite Aussie staff member Timmy for his superhuman efforts building the link trail Get Over It!

It's a great area to ride in and our guides can show you the trails that suit your needs best!

The Westside trail network is a loonie race favourite and the annual XC race the 'Westside Wheelup' is always a hit.

Bobs Rebob
Whip Me Snip Me
Bart's Dark Trail
A River Runs Through It
Emerald Forest
Mels Dilema
The Flank Trail
Cheap Thrills
Industrial Disease
Billys Epic

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North Side trails:

North Secret TrailThe North side offers some fantastic techncal riding incorporating a mass of natural terrain features and some great epic rides.The Backyard encorporates a number of interlinked trails that offer a great close proximity playground to hone those bike handling skills. Hoem to Whistler's "No-Flow-Zone" trails like Big Kahuna, Shit Happens, Anal Intruder and No Girly Man make this area what it is!

Kill Me Thrill Me is a signature trail for all that is Whistler. It showcases some of the worlds best technical XC trail building and is great place to spend a few hours.

Soo Valley loop is one of our favourite training rides. It offers a nice climb up out the back of Cougar mountain and steadily descends back down to the highway. The views are killer and the air is cool. Head back on the highway or choose the strength sapping Green Lake Loop.

The Backyard
Kill me Thrill me
Soo Valley Loop
Showh Lakes Ancient Cedars
Green Lake Loop

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South Side Trails:

Your Girlfriend by Tunnel VisionThe South side trails are defined by the watershed of the Cheakamus river up to the head water of Cheakeamus lake.
There is a mix of trails from smooth flowing Interprative forest singletrack, technical singltrack along the Cheakeamus river, long brake burning technical descents and 3+ hours man made pea gravel doubletrack cruises out past Whistler Bungee and down to the beautiful Brandywine waterfall.

New trail additions like Business Time add a modern element to this South side trails.

Whistler Interperative Forest
Cheakamus Lake
Brandywine falls
Trash
Tunnel Vision
Train Wreck
Riverside & Farside
See Colours and Puke
Babylon By Bike
Business Time

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