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Thank you to the BC Hydro crew that responded so quickly to our power outage just prior to dinner time on the holiday Monday. The Community of Granthams
Kicks to some of the rude neighbor's on Hillcrest who do not securely put their trash out on garbage day. We are sick of picking up your crap that the
Sunshine Coast Trails Map store includes mobile apps, water-resistant paper maps and eBooks were created for those who want the information from the website in a format they are comfortable with.
Kicks to the woman with the 3 Husky dogs who let them poop on Smuggler Cove trail and didn't pick it up.
Kicks to the idiots who think playing war games with live amo is a good idea! Who in their right mind thinks this is fun?and leaving your spent brass and
Kicks to the incompetent gun owners who have fired their rifles across a mainline road uphill! This has happened twice in the last month (May 2015) while
Our forests and trails are a thing of natural beauty and wonder. I expect anyone making the effort to get all the way up to Big Fir would feel the same
Sprockids trail map with over 14 km (8.4 mi) of trails with jumps, downhill, teeter-bars and ramps.
A listing with descriptions of many of the Gibsons trails that you may enjoy hiking or biking.
Gibsons trails are great for hiking and biking, with many located in the Sprockids Bike Park.
Take Lee Road a couple kms (you will pass the trailhead for Pender Hill on your right as you go) and then left onto Milne Road. Park at the end before
Super fun hill climb with a few awesome descents. Head up Bogey to the top of close encounters drop down this super flowy trail and cross the sun coaster
Coast Gravity Park will formally open in the spring of 2015, but there will be special ride days starting early 2014.
Hotham Sound is a beautiful area to explore by boat or kayak. The area is somewhat protected and the water is considered to be some of the warmest in the area.
With the BC Bike Race just days away from hitting the Sunshine Coast (next Tuesday) I thought I'd have a short question and answer session with Rod Camposano.
For those of you who don't know him, Rod is passionate about mountain biking and he is the course designer for the Sunshine Coast portion of the BC Bike Race.
The BC Bike Race brings riders from all over BC, Canada and the world to ride and race for seven days. It starts on Vancouver Island where they spend two days, then over to Powell River for a day, then Days 3 and 4 are spent here on the Sunshine Coast. Day 6 is Squamish and Day 7 Whistler.
Rod was kind enough to take a little time away from getting the race course ready to answer a few of my questions.
Why do you work so hard maintaining and creating new trails for the BC Bike Race every year?
We have a lot of trails on the coast and they all need maintaining but we try to get them done in the spring after the biggest storms (and before the Bike Race gets here). As for new trails, we have put in some links that were missing so the course flows a bit better.
Have you ever competed in the race yourself? What was the highlight?
No I have not competed although I have been able to ride Day 6 in Squamish a couple of times. These riders have put in a year of training to compete and most have never ridden our trails. They are on a pretty big high - it's fun chatting with them.
What is the best part of being involved in the race each year and designing the course?
Being involved with a big group that is so passionate about the sport.
What kind of changes have you got planned for the route this year?
Nothing for Day 4, but on Day 5 I have a new approach to the Roberts Creek trails that takes them through some very nice spots and it will be easier than last year.
Anything else you might like to comment on?
When it's done I get to ride my bike more!
Would you like a hard copy of the information from this website?
I have created a paper map and two booklets:
Sunshine Coast Trail Map - a 17" X 22" water-resistant map of all the trails on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Trails - a compilation of all of the areas trail descriptions and maps.
Sunshine Coast Hikes and Bikes - some of my favourite routes.