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    Trails in lower mainland

    Trails in lower mainland?
    Where and directions
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    oh. my. god. rocky this one's all yours
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    What kind of trails? XC? AM? Freeride? And what part of the Lower Mainland?

    Here's a good overview of AM/Freeride trails

    http://www.gutsploder.net/

    and some other trail guides

    Sumas | FVMBA

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    Allmountain. Around Surrey/Delta
    FVMBA is membership?

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    Surrey/Delta tends to be a bit flat for AM riding, you need to go north of the Trans Canada Highway, or east to Chilliwack to find mountains for the All Mountain designation. FVMBA are the trail builders and stewards of the trails up the valley in the Abottsford, Mission, Chilliwack area. Galbraith in Washington state are almost closer if you're near the border in Surrey.

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    Does the Valley have a good aggressive XC/AM Trail? I like to pedal.

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    Most of the BC trails in the Lower Mainland tend to be oriented to riding as descents with forestry roads or service roads for climbs to trail heads. Still can be lots of the climbing involved. Something like Squidline at Sumas would be a good reward for the climb.

    On the North Shore, Old Buck trail on Mt.Seymour is big climb to other trails like Baden Powell and the power line, or even further up to reach Ned's/Corkscrew/Dale's but Old Buck isn't an entertaining trail in its own right.

    There's a couple of new singletrack climbing trails in Squamish for access to the descents, one from Jack's Trail at Alice Lake called 50 Shades of Green and the other one with a bazillion switchbacks for accessing the trails above Garibaldi Highlands.

    50 Shades of Green
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    The Climb trail (like naming a cat Cat).
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    I second that "the climbing trail' in Squamish! You can hit Half and/or Full Nelson when you get to the top. A.M. is tech but another easily ride-able choice. Ditch Pig is terriflying along with Another Roadside Distraction (was glad to see a single diamond enterance instead double diamond rated 6-8 foot drop followed another)

    If you like to climb and find yourself in Whistler, Ride to Stu's Cabin on Whistler Mountain via Microwave tower Road to Kyber Pass. Beautiful ride, Nobody around unlike if you pedaled up the bike park. Not as single track as the climbing trail in Squamish but it's a long ride up and back!

    Pemberton has some crazy climbing trails.. Lower Happy and Upper Happy. Nimby.

    Any chance anyone wants to gimme $635,000.00 so I can immigrant to Canada? You guys don't let Americans in! Not that I blame you. It really amazes me the amount of hard work everyone does on the trails in BC!
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    Did the climbing trail today..it was pretty good.

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    Any good printable trail maps for Mt. Seymour?

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    Nothing current online, your best bet is to buy one of the Seymour and Fromme maps from an LBS on the North Shore, or buy the separate map that goes with the book "Local's Guide to North Shore Trails". The Mountain Equipment Co-op in North Vancouver would likely have them as well.
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    Okay thank you.

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