Where to mountain bike on Vancouver Island

Jul 21, 2016
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You’ll be hitting the dirt hard when you ride these 6 epic Vancouver Island mountain bike trail systems

Vancouver Island is a mecca for mountain bikers. With an ancient rainforest, rocky peaks, a mild climate, and thriving communities, it’s the place to be when looking for two-wheeled adventure.

On Vancouver Island, there’s a variety of mountain biking trails for everyone from the beginner to the expert. Our area is known for its vast network of accessible trails in places like Cumberland, Courtenay, and Campbell River. Plus, there’s sweet riding on Quadra Island, Hornby Island, and even down south in Duncan and Victoria.

It’s really tough to choose where to ride every time we head out, but here are a few of our favourite mountain bike trail systems…

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Like us on Facebook and you could win a free bike tune-up

Jul 5, 2016
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Stay in touch with us on Facebook and you could win your bike a full tune-up

Biking season’s in full swing. Whether you’re ripping up some singletrack, zipping down the highway, or merrily cruising the streets, it’s a good time to show your bike a little love and keep her happy all summer long.

We love summer, we love bikes, and we love staying in touch. So, we’ve decided to give away a free regular tune-up to one lucky biker who likes us over on FacebookRead More »

Support the Ride to Conquer Cancer by watching 2 epic bike movies

Jun 17, 2016
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Double header movie night featuring Anthill Films’ Not Bad and Not2Bad

What: 2 epic bike films, Not Bad and Not2Bad, plus a chance to fight cancer
When: July 7 and 8
Where: Frelone’s Building, 2781 Dunsmuir, Cumberland
How: Get your $10 tickets at Trail Bicycles, 1999 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay
Who: You
Why: Why wouldn’t you??!  Read More »

Join our mailing list to win some sweet Trail Bicycles swag

Jun 10, 2016
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We’ve got a Trail Bicycles hat, sock, and t-shirt with your name on them.

Well, ours actually . . .

You’ve seen our sweet shop swag hitting the trails, blocking the sun at the beach, and keeping toes cozy around a campfire. Now you’ve got a chance to stop feeling green with envy and get kitted out in your own set of shop swag.

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Simply join our mailing list and you could win a Trail Bicycles’ hat, sock, and t-shirt combo. You’ll wonder why you didn’t pick up a set sooner!

How do you join our mailing list?

  1. Scroll down to the subscription area at the bottom of this page
  2. Enter your email address, first name, and last name
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  4. Confirm your subscription
  5. Cross your fingers and enjoy our monthly newsletter while you wait to win

At the start of July, we’ll select one lucky subscriber at random so they can rock out our gear all summer long. If you want that to be you, click here now to get in on our monthly newsletter, and the chance at winning some great gear.

What are you waiting for?! Join our mailing list pronto!

What if you’re already on our mailing list?

Already enjoying our monthly newsletter? Don’t worry, you’ve got a shot at winning too!

You’re automatically entered into the draw when you leave a comment on our Facebook page with the hashtag #alreadyatrailbikessubscriber

Comox Valley Bike Races 2016

Jun 2, 2016
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Gear up for some awesome 2016 bike races and events in the Comox Valley

Here in the Comox Valley, we have phenomenal riding conditions and an energized biking community. With that comes a whole lot of racing. From world-class singletrack, to cross country, to enduro, there’s much to choose from when you’re racing around these parts.

Are you up for the challenge this racing season? If you’re on the fence, check out the races below, get fired up and sign yourself up! If your answer is yes then tell all your friends. These races are fun, and it’s always good to have a buddy, or two, to race with and share a post-race bevvy.


Coal Town Classic: June 5

The Third Annual Coal Town Classic takes place in Cumberland Sunday, June 5. The 50km course includes much of Cumberland’s robust network of trails—it’s also the course for this year’s BC Bike Race Cumberland stage! If you want something that’s still pretty epic, but rocks out 20 fewer kilometres, then give the Coal Town Classic Lite a go.

This United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) sponsored event treats all participants and volunteers to a classic UROC BBQ. Plus, all riders are eligible for great prizes—whether you make the podium or barely finish the course!

Find out more about the Coal Town Classic here.


12 Hours of Cumberland: June 11

Organized by UROC, this epic event is set to roll on Saturday, June 11. Perfect for all abilities, riders can compete in the solo category for the coveted Twelve Hour Cup, or for the equally coveted Beardsley Pottery mugs in teams of 2 or 4 men or women. There’s also the option of mixed teams—a perfect fit for racing families!

Teens age 12 to 16 can get it on the fun for a discounted rate of $20 and ride in teams of 2 or 4. Youth under the age of 12 can participate for FREE in teams of 2 or 4.

Find out more about the 2016 12 Hours of Cumberland here.


Cumberland Enduro: June 26

Sponsored by UROC, this race takes place June 26 and features hot trails that work for the first timer, the pro, or the rider just looking for a good time.

Part of the 2016 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, racers will have a lot of fun on this course.

Find out more about the Cumberland Enduro here.


BC Bike Race: July 6-13

The ultimate singletrack experience takes place July 6 to 13, with the first day starting off in Cumberland July 7. Although this epic seven-day bike race is sold out for 2016, it’s always worth watching the riders start their journey.

If it’s on your bucket list, or you’re just toying with the idea—don’t hesitate! Get yourself on the waitlist by clicking here!

Find out more about the BC Bike Race here.


Lazo Road Race: June 26

If you’re a roadie, you’ll be thrilled about this road race happening Sunday, June 26. This brand new, challenging course will start and finish at Brooklyn Elementary in Comox.

There are three categories to race in, and prizes will be awarded in all divisions.

Contact the Comox Valley Cycling Club for more information.


2016 Time Trials: Every Thursday

Trail Bicycles is proudly sponsoring the 2016 time trials that have been happening every Thursday night since April 14 with the Comox Valley Cycling Club.

Trials start at 6pm sharp (register 10 minutes before), and weekly prizes are up for grabs!

The next date for a trial is Thursday, June 14.

Click here for the full schedule.

One comment could win you a coveted Trail Bicycles hoodie

May 17, 2016
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Staying warm has never looked so cool!

You’ve seen them around town. You’ve secretly coveted them from a distance. And now you yourself could own the Comox Valley fashion piece of 2016 . . . a Trail Bicycles hoodie!

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Simply like our Facebook page and then post a comment with the hashtag #trailbikeshoodie. And don’t forget to like our Facebook page while you’re there!

Click here to go to our Facebook page now

At the start of June, one lucky winner will be chosen at random to keep super toasty cosy in a Trail Bicycles hoodie around campfires all summer long. (Said hoodie also functions as the perfect après ride patio garment and pairs well with your favourite post-ride beverage.)

Are you still here? Go to our Facebook page now.

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Support local racing in the communities of Vancouver Island!

May 6, 2014
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The Island Cup Series is here this month with some exciting events in your own backyard:

  • May 18th – 6 hrs of Maple – Cowichan Cycles
  • May 25th – Coal Town Classic – Cumberland MarathonUROC!!!!!!!!
Comeout and race or contact UROC to get involved

Cruiser Ride -May 29th

May 6, 2014
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This is going to be a special one! Meet and be ready to leave the shop for 6pm, we need to be on time this month as the lovely Vanessa Marshak will be waiting for us down at The Grotto! Vanessa will be singing her heart out for the BC Cancer Foundation supporting Trail Bicycle’s Ride to Conquer Cancer! No admission fee but donations will be accepted and small silent auction items will be available for bidding. The Grotto has offered 3 for 1 appies this lovely night as well! A great excuse for dinner even if you don’t want to cruise first – she will be performing just shy of 7pm. As for the cruisers, we will be cycling for 45-60 minutes around town so make sure to bring, locks, lights and helmets for safety. Bring your old cruiser or any bike you want! All levels welcome.

Bike to Work Week – Celebration Station – Tuesday May 27th 2pm-5pm

May 6, 2014
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Stop in and say hello on your commute from school or work! We’ll have a tent set up with snacks & drinks on location and can give your bike a quick once-over! For more info about Bike to Work week:

SPINATHON ON! – May 17th 11am-2pm

May 6, 2014
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Team Trail Bicycles will be spandexed up and spinning it May 17th for more Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraising! Hotdogs will be on the BBQ, cheer will be plenty. Come join us before or after your ride for brunch, lunch or whatever you want to call it!

Demo Days are BACK! – May 10&11

May 6, 2014
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Set aside some time this weekend, May 10 & 11, for your chance to demo some sweet bikes at the shop! Both Norco and Trek trailers will be on-site full of road and mountain bikes waiting for you to ride!!

–>Saturday May 10th: self guided riding day.
–>Sunday May 11th: guided shuttle day.

Shuttles will be leaving at 10am Sunday so please arrive ahead of time to get set up on a bike. Double BBQ Saturday and Sunday woot woot! Western One will be flipping burgs Saturday with proceeds to the Boomer’s Ride. After shuttling up a storm on Sunday, feel free to indulge as GARY will be on BBQ duty cooking up delicious burgers – snacks, drinks and cheer will be plenty as well.

If there is a specific bike or time you require for demo-ing please call or speak with shop staff ahead of time.

Time Trials Series- Every Thursday

May 6, 2014
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The 2014 Time Trial Series sponsored by Trail Bicycles will once again be held Thursday nights from April 17 through to July 24. Racing will get under way at 6:00pm sharp so be there 10 mins. early to register! Weekly prizes from the shop will be up for grabs, don’t miss out! For a list of all locations:


MTB Rides – First and third Wednesday of the month

May 6, 2014
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That’s right, they’ve started, FINALLY! Meet and be ready to leave the shop at 6:00pm. Either Cumberland or Forbidden will be in the cards, roughly a 2hr ride for the intermediate or advanced level rider.

Road Rides – Every Wednesday

May 1, 2014
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A big hit with great turnouts and fantastic weather! Please meet at the shop and be ready to leave at 6:00pm on Wednesdays. Make sure to bring lights for near the end of the ride as we’ll be out for roughly 1.5-2hrs, or, you can make it as long as you want. Beginners are welcome and as our numbers are growing we will be splitting into two groups to better suit riding levels.



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