Tip: Nelson has some great local bike shops to provide support and friendly advice on where to ride. There are several accommodation options from hostels to lake-side hotels and after a day of single track heaven, many a fine eatery where you can swap trail tales over a cold local brew, sample awesome cuisine and enjoy Nelson’s renowned hospitality.
Tip: Many of Nelson’s best rides are unmarked and some traverse private property. Stop in at the local bike shops to be sure you don’t end up in someone’s back yard or miss out on all Nelson mountain biking has to offer.The Nelson Cycling Club has completed a trail map guide which can be purchased in local bike shops. The Club has also posted a large trail map at the Mountain Station parking lot.
Suggested Local Rides:
Beginner:Stanley Loop, SilverKing Loop, BNR railway bed, CIC Loop, Sproule Creek
Intermediate: Shasta, Espresso, Honey, Gravel Pit, Placenta Decenta, Smiling Buddah, Ledges
Advanced: The Vein, Paperbag, The Gimp, 13 Steps to Doom