Burns Lake (BC, Canada) Bronze-level
Burns Lake, British Columbia, is Canada’s first IMBA Ride Center and a family-friendly riding destination.
Since 2006, the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association has been working with trail professionals and local builders to build more than 40 km (25 mi) of singletrack, 20 km (12.4 mi) of downhill trails, and four bike parks. The signature downhill trail—When Pigs Fly—contains more than 100 berms, tabletops, and other features and is accessible by one of the many shuttles run by the local bike shop.
Riders wanting to go the distance can easily create a 30 km (18.6 mi) cross-country ride up Boer Mountain. The trails radiate out from Kager Lake, which has several free campsites, including RV sites and canoe-in tent sites right on the lake. All of this with close proximity to community services.
The IMBA Ride Center® designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.
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