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    Moving to Vancouver

    Hey guys,

    I've recently switched over from ultra trail running to mtn. Biking. I'm now obsessed and have to ride every day!

    My main goal here is to get info on how many moderate trails there are in North Van or within an hour of Van?

    I love long climbs and mellow downhill sections. By DH grades I'm not sure I've even ridden a Blue yet? I have a bunch of great terrain here in Colorado and have ridden everything that friends ride. I have a rockhopper LTd.

    Just want to make sure that all the trails aren't crazy (no offence)!

    Cheers,
    Aj

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    There's mellowish XC trails in addition to the freeride trails, Blue trails here are often similar to Black Diamond trails in other areas of the continent, as much because of the technical trail surface as steepness.

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    Squamish is loaded with some of the nicest singletrack around and it's about 45-50 minutes drive from North Van. Many of these have video clips.

    http://www.tourismsquamish.com/what-...ountain-biking
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    And you're just asking at the right time to pickup a copy of "Locals' Guides to North Shore Rides" by Wade Simmons and Sharon Bader which is a brand new book with an extensive guide to the North Shore trails. It's available in the local shops.

    And if you want to get a sense of all the not so mellow trails...

    http://www.gutsploder.net/

    check out the trail photos of Cypress, Seymour and Fromme.
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    Hey thanks! It's good to know that it's not all expert terrain. I'll definitely grab a copy of the guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by first man View Post
    Hey thanks! It's good to know that it's not all expert terrain. I'll definitely grab a copy of the guide.
    Whereabouts do you plan on living? Will you have a car?

    The easiest trails are at Simon Fraser University and the Delta Watershed. Go to gutsploder.net for free maps.

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