News from The United Riders of Cumberland

THC – Twelve Hours of Cumberland, June 10

The United Riders of Cumberland are gearing up for the 14th annual 12 Hours of Cumberland (THC). In this classic, fun filled event, riders will compete for 12 hours, racing on some of Cumberland’s world famous singletrack. The course is designed for most ages and abilities.

Riders can compete in the solo category for the coveted Twelve Hour Cup or for the equally coveted Beardsley Pottery mugs in a team of 2 or 4 men or women. There is also the option to have a mixed team of men and women….a perfect fit for racing families! Famous UROC BBQ and draw prizes included in registration fee. 

Date: Saturday June 10th, 2017

Location: No. 6 Mine Park, Cumberland

Parking: CRI Parking Lot (Please avoid parking on Derwent Ave.)
Registration: online at: Check-in and plate pick-up: 7am at the No.6 Mine Park

Race: 8am – 8pm

Course: Up Davis Lake Main road, Rug Burn, Swamp Monster, Crafty Butchers, Black Hole, Space Nugget

Cost: $40 per person (under 16 half-price, under 12 free)

Participants must show evidence of insurance coverage for the event consisting of either UROC membership ($20) or Cycling BC race license, or you can purchase a one day race (insurance) license ($10).  Note: that a UROC membership insures riders for all UROC events (best value). All participants need to sign a UROC waiver.

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Join us for the UROC Cumberland XC Race

The first UROC race of the season! Grab a stick of Nair, get your legs shined up and come test your get away sticks against the Islands fastest (or intermediate or beginner) mountain bikers. Or just go for a ride, have a burger, a laugh and maybe win something.
BBQ and draw prizes as always.
Register online at:
$30 for adults and only $15 for under 19.
Good times pretty much guaranteed.

Cumberland Trails Survey 2016


UROC and the Village of Cumberland is pleased to share our Cumberland Trails Survey 2016 report with our members and stakeholders. This report marks another key milestone for UROC and Cumberland. The results and findings are quite informative, and will help guide trail development, management and promotion. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Trail Survey, and provided information and insights. Thanks also to our local businesses for supporting this initiative.

Download the report here (pdf)



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.