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    June mtn bike vacation: where?

    Thinking of heading up to western Canada or Washington state area June through early July. I was thinking Whistler area but looking for recommendations.

    Prefer:

    1. I ride xc style trails, like longer climbs, loops, plenty of options.
    2. Prefer to have a small city nearby for other things to do. Hiking as well would be great.
    3. I live in the desert so not used to the rain, and would prefer a drier location.
    4. Plan to use airbnb. Two different locations would be good as well but I don't want to be driving all over the place. Great if I could ride to trails.

    Thoughts?

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    Washington state:
    Bellingham has a wicked XC net work. Lots of good airbnb there too, I stayed at one yesterday. Might be wet, but I can promise you it will warmer than my ride yesterday.

    BC: Come to the interior for dry and more XC riding.
    Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Kamloops (where I am based) are dry and all offer massive XC net-work. I have about 100km of XC trails a 15 second road ride from my door. Look on trails forks to see where the networks are and try and find an Airbnb near them.

    The best XC riding is Revelstoke and Golden but good chance you will have some rainy days there. Worth it though.
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    kamloops is dry (but hot that time of year)

    calgary (banff/canmore) is dry as well, but not as hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    kamloops is dry (but hot that time of year)

    calgary (banff/canmore) is dry as well, but not as hot
    I guess depends on which time in June he'll be travelling. Early to mid-June can be very wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkman999 View Post
    I guess depends on which time in June he'll be travelling. Early to mid-June can be very wet.
    Even in Kamloops June is statistically the wettest month of the year. But wet in Kamloops is relative. As is hot, somebody from Tuscon is not going to find it hot in Kamloops.
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    Thank you. I will get to reseaching these areas.

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