Mountain Biking in Nanaimo?
I am aware of the area around the Abyss Loop, and I know that there is biking around Ammonite falls out along Jinglepot. What other biking areas are around? I know you can do Benson, but I don't know where the trails start, or where you should park.
I would also like to know if it is possible to get trail maps for the Nanaimo area. I just bought a new Kona Blast (2005) and went biking at "The Dump" in Victoria. (I had a really good wipeout - cracked my new helmet...)
However, now that I have a new bike, I would really like to get to riding in Nanaimo, and I don't know who to go biking with, or where to get biking info.
Who bikes out there, and would be willing to take a n00b on the trails around here?
Let him know where the kiddie trails are first he doesn't need to go breaking any more helmets just yet j/k
Last edited by Phil; 06-06-2005 at 02:19 PM.
You and Ryan could exchange tips regarding whitewater/mountain biking....
He rides a Kona Stinky and knows all the trails on the back of his hand!
I know that there is the doumont trail off of Doumont Rd..... and spittin' chicklets and BIG drop trails, but he knows everything else about them!
What kind of biking exactly do you want to do? Downhill, cross country, drops/free ride??????????
Ry says that he would be happy to show ya some trails..............
You can PM me if you want to.
Thanks Persephone! I would like to do X-Country and downhill. I cant huck big drops as the Kona Blast is a hardtail, that and a drop is what caused my wipeout on Sunday. I need more practice on blue runs before I tackle black runs....
So, pretty much anything other than the big air.
I actually LIKE going up hills. I can go up them with my new bike, and I could not with my Marushi Aggressor which I used to ride.
But I would be happy to trade Mountain Biking for Kayaking.
Hehe, I will leave you Ry's email (messenger) address.............
Thanks for Ry's info Persephone. I will add it to my home MSN.
For everyone else, I found the following maps of trails in Nanaimo:
I cruised up Banshee Blvd on Tuesday, but I did not feel like running "Face of Death" or "Crazy Horse"... (you can see these routes on the Doumont.pdf)
hey most of kona's dirt jumping bikes are hardtails...
im lookin at getting a Norco Bigfoot... and im in the same boat as mr. flibble... im a n00b... so once i dump the cash on a bike helmet and some shin guards someone wanna show me a few good trails as well?
lol, Everyone should just go with Ry!