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For outdoor thrill-seekers and risk-takers, there’s nothing like mountain biking in the peaks of North Vancouver. The North Shore is home to world-famous epic rides, an incredible variety of challenging and exciting trails, and of course, breathtaking scenery.
MTB professionals will agree that it’s a sport designed for people who are adventurous by nature. If you don’t know where to start mountain biking, you can try out one of our Yervana biking Adventures. These Adventures are perfect for those just starting out and for those who are seasoned experts looking for a fresh challenge.
Be warned: equipment, advanced biking skills and a try anything attitude are required. Now, let’s introduce you to some North Shore mountain biking must-sees!
Freeride on Fromme
As the middle (and some say best) of the three North Shore mountains, Fromme is the home of mountain biking in the area. It can get busy on Fromme, but once you start ascending, there’s more than enough to choose from for any rider. The mountain features a complicated network of trails with more than a few surprises, including flow trails, technical trails and legendary man made features.
Biking here can last around 3 hours and can be as simple or technical as you want. You’ll be pleased with the easy climb up and the opportunity to ride the type of trail that suits you best.
Mountain biking isn’t for the faint of heart, or beginners! You’ll often need to bring your own bike, helmet and pads. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t for you. Going with a guide will help you learn the ins and outs of MTB while also learning the skills necessary for your downhill fun. Check out our biking Adventures to find the guide for you!
Shredding Mount Seymour
Pedal up Mount Seymour and experience the amazing climb and descent trails of the North Shore mountain biking community. From man made features, steep natural rock formations, and awesome single tracks to more mellow paths—if you want to ride, Mount Seymour has got it!
You’ll need to bring your own bike, helmet and pads, and be open to rain and mud (depending on the weather) and whatever the mountain might throw at you! This Adventure is above a beginner level, advanced riding experience required.
The Local: Geoff Gulevich
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Geoff has been professional mountain biker for the past 15 years. As one of the most photographed and filmed freeriders in the sport, slopestyle and freeride competitions alongside photo and movie shoots around the world keep him busy and moving.
With 5th-place finishes at both the Red Bull Rampage and Crankworx Whistler—the two biggest contests in freeride mountain biking—Geoff is considered one of best freeriders in the world.
When he’s not traveling the world for mountain biking, you can find him in the mountains near home. Geoff is also an avid skier and snowboarder, loves hiking the North Shore mountains and introducing people to the unparalleled beauty of North Vancouver.
Biking Adventures are available to book now! Sign up for Yervana to discover more.
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
BIRTHPLACE OF FREERIDE: A CLASSIC NORTH SHORE MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPERIENCE
We’ll start your custom adventure with a warm up run on either Roadside Attraction or Bobsled. From there you can choose your own adventure, as there’s a plethora of styles, difficulties and distances to on Mount Fromme. There’s trails for all abilities, and hiring a local is the best way to find the perfect North Shore ride.
PORT COQUITLAM, BC
PRIVATE DROPS AND JUMPS LESSON
This private lesson includes mountain biking jumps and drops in a controlled environment. Safety first on this Adventure! Let’s get you comfortable with what the mountains might have waiting for you.