Set amidst the spectacular Rocky & Purcell mountain ranges, Kimberley is a biker’s paradise. The Kimberly area provides a huge number and type of cycle rides, that can be easily accessed without driving.  Here are just a few of them, and you can find many more by looking through the links we have provided on this site.

Cycling - Rails to Trails is an incredible ride starting from Kimberley.

Cycling – Rails to Trails is an incredible ride starting from Kimberley.

Rails to TrailsThis is the former rail line that connected Kimberley, and the world’s largest lead and zinc mine, to the main branch in Cranbrook. It is now a beautiful paved 40km path. At its steepest point it is only a 3% grade. The round trip can be quite tiring for less experienced riders, but very rewarding. You can also try the downhill to Cranbrook, with a shuttle pick up. Check in store for more details.

 

In the Kimberley area, there are a huge number of rides available. Most them are able to be accessed without driving. Here is where you can find a ride that suites your style.

In the Kimberley area, there are a huge number of rides available. Most them can be accessed without driving. Here is where you can find a ride that suites your style.

Kimberley Nature Park:​ The Kimberley Nature Park contains a vast variety of terrain and trails. Every thing for relatively new mountain bikers, to seasoned racers can find a trail to challenge them. Keep in mind there is very little flat terrain within the nature park, so fitness is important.

  • Duck Pond Loop – easy to moderate, 8km/5 mi;
  • Pat Morrow Trail Loop – moderate, 8 – 10km/5 – 6mi;
  • Myrtle Mountain Traverse – difficult to technical, 12 – 14km/7.5 – 8.5mi;
  • South Side Loop – moderate with uphill, 6km/3.5mi.

 

Round the Mountain - see a little bit of everthing Kimberley has to offer the Mountain Biker.

Round the Mountain – see a little bit of everything Kimberley has to offer the Mountain Biker.

Round the Mountain: This trail 20km loop showcases a little bit of everything Kimberley has to offer a mountain biker. The terrain is suitable for an intermediate rider with good fitness. Advanced riders will find it challenging as well, opting to walk less sections. In june there is a local race held on this course. More information is available here www.roundthemountain.ca.

 

Lois Creek Trails provide a mixture of Single and Double track through a variety of terrains.

Lois Creek Trails provide a mixture of Single and Double track through a variety of terrains.

Lois Creek Trails: These trails are a mixture of double track and single track in mature forest, logged areas, and along the creek. Generally beginner to intermediate riding and skiing is available with a few steeper sections of loose rocks and roots. There is a nice 6 km round trip hike to the Tea Spot from the 8th St entrance.

Bike the Kootenay Grand Fondo - Image credit: dotshock / 123RF Stock Photo

Bike the Kootenay Grand Fondo

Kootenay Rockies – Grand Fondo Cycle Race: This is an organized, mass participation cycling event, suitable for all levels of cyclists. It provides three main distances and levels ( Gran Fondo – 150 km, Medio Fondo – 100 km, and Piccola Fondo – 52 km). So you can challenge yourself for the distance, cycle it as a race, or simply enjoy it for the camaraderie with friends and family.

 

 

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