Building More Than Trails….Building Community
If you build it..they will come. We want Crowsnest Pass to become a premier mountain bike destinations and along with that bring economic and social benefits that spill over into the community. Mountain bikers have an impact on local businesses when they travel to a mountain biking recreation area, this includes: accommodations, travel expenses, food, as well as mountain bike expenses. UROC has been building trails and creating riding opportunities and events for over a decade. Year over year we see an increase in trail usage from locals and visitors. People plan multi day trips, stay in local accommodations, shop at the local grocery store, eat at the local restaurants, and pick up whatever gear they need along the way at local stores.
Mountain biking promotes an active healthy lifestyle. With the rise in sedentary lifestyles and obesity in society today, mountain biking provides another method for people to engage in physical activity while enjoying nature. Statistics Canada indicates only 15% of Canadians are participating in the 30 minutes per day or 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. A mountain bike ride can range from 30 minutes to several hours.
There is a great cross-over with mountain biking and trail running. Mountain bike trails also provide an area to recreate for trail runners and hikers.
Here are some comments of local businesses and trail users:
Planning your next mountain bike trip? Here are a few ideas for you to plan your holiday around. GoCrowsnest is your best resource for planning your stay in the Crowsnest Pass. While you are in town, grab a copy of the latest Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide.
Map and Trails Resources
- Crowsnest Nordic Ski Club georeferenced trail map – good place for beginner riding!
- Castle Provincial & Wildlands Park
- Livingstone PLUZ
Crowsnest Pass Information
- Go Crowsnest – Local business development, attractions, tourism and events
- Meet the Minotaur – Offroad foot race
- Pass Powderkeg – Crowsnest Pass’s ski resort
- Sinister 7 – Ultramarathon and relay in Crowsnest Pass
- Sole Survivor – Crowsnest Pass Sole Survivor Foot Race Society
- Alberta Bicycle Association
- IMBA Canada
- Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance
- Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance
- Fernie Trails Alliance
- Fernie Mountain Bike Club
- Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Association
- Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society
- Wild Horse Bike Club (Cranbrook)
- 670 Collective (Medicine Hat)
- CAMBA (Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association)
- Sparwood Trails Alliance
- Elkford Trails Alliance