Gobs of people make the pilgrimage to Whistler every summer to ride the bike park; the area’s valley trails or get a dose of Crankworx. But if you’re ready to literally broaden your mtb family’s horizons and expand your portfolio of riding in beautiful western BC, we have a great option. Hop on a ferry and head even further west to Gibsons on BC’s Sunshine Coast and visit the Sprockids Mountain Bike Park.
Getting To The Sunshine Coast
You have to take a ferry to access the BC’s Sunshine Coast from West Vancouver. It takes just under two hours to get from Horseshoe Bay [Vancouver] to Langdale [Gibsons] not including waiting to board the ship. We strongly recommend reserving a ferry ride so you don’t get surprised by a busy travel day. Fares are reasonably priced and you can easily just do the jaunt as a long day-trip.
Helpful Resources For Sprockids Mountain Bike Park
Getting To The Sprockkids MTB Park
Gibsons BC Area Bike Shops
Sprockids Mountain Bike Park Trail Map
Visiting Sprockids Is A Family-Fun-For-All
A wonderful skills park and about 8.5 miles of trails for beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain bikers await you in this fun and well developed zone. The trails near the bottom of the mountain range from easy to intermediate. The upper portion of the mountain has a few black rated trails.
When we visited the park, we had a ball at the skills course for around half an hour and then ventured off to ride some single track.
A route we chose took us to the top of Fuzzy Hugs. After descending that, we hit a couple other intermediate trails. The riding there is classic BC. Giant old trees, beautifully built wood features, and that sooooo sweeet sound of tires humming over just-right-dirt that doesn’t grease up.
The park is not lift-served and you can’t shuttle because we all like earning the ride down, don’t we? There are a few bike camps that use the area, so don’t be surprised if you run into groups of other riders.
Getting around at Sprockids is super easy. You can identify where you are based on trail intersections and several well-placed trail sign posts with maps.
The kids seshd’ a few features along the way so they could find the right lines and demonstrate how years of gymnastics classes could be brought to the bikes.
Fuel Up For The Next Ride
When you’re ready to recharge the batteries and grab something to eat – explore the town of Gibsons. Visit the harbor and stop at one of the many local eateries.