News from The United Riders of Cumberland

UROC AGM to kick off exciting year

DSC_8971-300x198The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) are gearing up for one of their biggest years yet, and it all kicks off Thursday, February 13, when the non-profit hosts its annual general meeting.

Established in 2008, UROC’s multi-faceted mandate includes building and maintaining mountain bike infrastructure, hosting races and group rides, facilitating access to trails and generally advocating for the sport of mountain biking. (more…)

Thanks For a Great 2013 Season

foresstWith the the help of  donors and supporters the Cumberland Community Forest Society has purchased 71 hectares of forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland since 2000. They have now set their sights on another 50 hectares of forests scheduled to be logged in 2016.

12 Hours of Cumberland – June 15th


The Coveted 12hr Mugs!

The United Riders of Cumberland are pleased to announce the 10th annual running of the 12 hours of Cumberland!! This fun filled endurance event gives riders the opportunity to compete for 12 hours, racing on some of Cumberland’s world famous singletrack. The course is designed for all ages and abilities! (more…)

Lighthouse promo


Attention Uroc Members!

Here’s a new reason to drink Lighthouse Beer, not just cause it’s delicious and refreshing, but because it gives back to YOUR mountain bike community!  Starting now, bring your Lighthouse beer receipts (from pubs, restaurants, private or government liquor stores) into the drop box at Dodge City Cycles in Cumberland, and the rewards will start ‘rolling’ in!  Be sure to put your name and contact info on the receipt for monthly prize draws!! The first prize will be awarded at the 12 hour relay on June 14! It’s a sweet Lighthouse Bike Jersey (on display at DCC). Prize draws will continue throughout the summer.  At the end of the bike season (is there an end??), Uroc will host a ‘member’s appreciation’ party, and the more receipts that have piled up, the more beer will be provided by Lighthouse Brewery! That’s right, FREE BEER!  So drink Lighthouse Beer and enjoy the rewards!

Press Release

For release on May 15, 2013

IMG_5621Village of Cumberland to work with the local trails community and the International Mountain Bike Association to remove illegally built trail in Cumberland Community Forest Cumberland, BC

The Village of Cumberland along with a trail specialist from the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), local park stakeholders, the United Riders of Cumberland and the Cumberland Community Forest Society will be decommissioning the lower section of the Shock Therapy trail in the Cumberland Community Forest later this month. Shock Therapy, located in the western section of the park adjacent to the Dodge City Down Hill trail, was built in violation of the conservation covenant on the park and has negatively impacted the ecology and historic values of the area. (more…)