News from The United Riders of Cumberland



My name is Nathan Kwan, and I’m excited to introduce myself to the great members of UROC and honored to be working with the organization as the new Trail Manager! I grew up in Prince George, spent some time bouncing between Alberta and BC and am proud to call Vancouver Island home for the past 5 years. Being here has allowed me to rediscover my passion for mountain biking and it’s my goal to share and facilitate the amazing experiences that biking has made possible.

While the local trails are unbelievable, I believe one of Cumberland’s best assets is its amazing riding community, and I’m stoked about the opportunity to work with you and contribute to the community and the great trail network. If you ever want to chat about anything bike related – give me a shout!

Happy trails,


Tell us about your trails experiences in Cumberland

UROC and the Village of Cumberland is pleased to announce that Bryce Downey of Mission, BC was drawn as the winner of the Cumberland Experience prize package for participating in our Trail Survey.  The prize package includes: 1 room night at the Riding Fool Hostel, guided mountain bike tour with Island Mountain Rides, bike rental from Dodge City Cycles, bike service from Beaufort Cycles, and meal/drink vouchers from Cumberland Brewing Company, Waverly Hotel, Wandering Moose Café, Biblio Taco, and Tarbell’s Deli and Espresso. Thank you to our local businesses for supporting this initiative. We look forward to hosting Bryce in Cumberland. 

Thanks to everyone who participating in the Trail Survey and providing your information and insights.  A report including the survey responses and findings will be completed in the next couple weeks.


UROC AGM to kick off another exciting year of biking

Fresh off one of their most exciting years to date, the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) are kicking off 2016 with its annual general meeting (AGM), which is open to the public on Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Waverley Hotel. (more…)

Cumberland Trails Agreement Finalized

Cumberland, BC – The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC), Village of Cumberland, TimberWest Forest Corp., and Hancock Forest Management are excited to announce that a land access agreement has been reached to formally allow non-motorized recreation on private managed forest lands adjacent to the Village of Cumberland.

This progressive and multi-faceted agreement not only authorizes public recreation on private and public forest lands south of the Village, but gives the private landowners the opportunity to better communicate and manage risks associated with people recreating on their land. (more…)