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    Yasmine A.
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    Mega shout out for Whistler riders: Coming summer 2015, who wants to tag along?

    Hello there riders,

    So I am an intermediate rider, planning to come to BC in summer 2015 for some awesome riding. Me, myself, my Giant Trance X2, toothbrush, bikini, full-face helmet and that's about it :-)

    It will be my first time there and I dont know riders of the area. I was thinking of riding mainly outside the bike park, and going to squamish and other natural trails. Tentative dates end of July, first week of August before crankworx.

    Would love to tag along other riders who have been there before :-) Keep me posted. I am so stoked!!!

    On another note, any idea what's the name of this trail network? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UX7ieDrNvnU

    Love
    Yasmine

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    Thinking about something similar, I'll be heading to Whitefish, MT towards the end of June, then up to Banff, and loop around back to the West, (Kamloops, Pemberton, BC, then Vancouver and back down the PNW to Northern CA. Timing might overlap a bit.

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    The trails in that video look like Garibaldi Highlands in Squamish

    A 150mm travel AM bike would be typical weapon of choice for Black Diamond trails in Squamish and Whistler. A 120mm travel bike could easily handle all the Blue intermediate trails.

    Trail ratings are different in BC than most anywhere else. Blue trails will generally have ride arounds of elevated structures, jumps and technical trail features, but may have a lot of mandatory bridges and skinnies that are under 18" off the ground, and there may be mandatory rock rolls and steep sections. Black diamond trails may be extremely steep in places, and you still want to ride, don't slide. If it's been wet, you want really sticky tires for all the roots and wood bridges.

    Here's some POV of those Squamish trails.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG8lNYXIv9Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKCPbHocwe4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLDfxJaTzgo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTnsrik8ROk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCgiHssWlOM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZWEHOO6IiM

    Here's a guide to Squamish Trails

    Squamish MTB Biking Trails | Trailforks

    and Whistler Trails

    Whistler MTB Biking Trails | Trailforks

    There's a very social riding scene in Squamish and Whistler, in Squamish check out Corsa Cycles and Tantalus to get hooked up with group rides or other groups.

    You could also check out SORCA for social rides and trail conditions or closures due to logging.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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