The United Riders of Cumberland is a registered non-profit society that manages and advocates for the Cumberland trail network.
UROC promotes and supports the local Mountain Bike Community in the Comox Valley.
Through trail advocacy, volunteerism, promotion of the sport and fundraising, we are able to encourage participation for all as well as maintain and build the local trail infrastructure.
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Membership with UROC supports trail access and maintenance, and allows you to participate in all UROC activities from our race events and group rides to community programming.
Recently UROC held a volunteer appreciation gathering for all the dedicated volunteers who helped UROC work through another record-breaking year. Held at the Gravity Garage in Cumberland, we acknowledged the trail builders past and present, races and events helpers, Women’s group ride hosts and leaders, and the many hours of hard work that comes from…
Mosaic Forest Management wish to advise users of the Trent River Mainline, Furtherburger and Wookie Toothpicks that forestry operations are planned to begin in mid to late August 2023 and are expected to be underway for approximately four weeks (weather dependent). For your safety please obey signage and avoid this area during hours of operation which are Monday…
Anybody who supports the trails by having a UROC membership in 2023 is directly contributing to the maintenance, upkeep, and development of the trails. All current UROC members in 2023 will automatically be entered into an open draw to win this outstanding bike from the Forbidden Bike Company.
Part of the Italian Dinner group of trails, Gelato was built to match the gentle five percent downhill grade of Spaghetti Factory, Meatballs and connecting on to Buckrub. The four trails connect to provide a perimeter route of Nikkei Mountain with blue square downward trending XC trails on the south side. Best connected from Meatballs or by Garlic Bread and…
Thank you to the Forbidden Bike Company for their generous donation of a complete bike towards the UROC membership draw. All membership fees go back into the trail network for upkeep and ongoing maintenance of the trails. With the support of this years Druid V2, we gained 2513 UROC members which is a record-breaking year and a great contribution to the trails.
We held the open prize draw by using a random number generator and corresponding that number with the membership list to find the winner. This year the winner of the Forbidden Druid GX MX is Tom Grimmer of Comox. Congratulations Tom.
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There were lots of big smiles while out trail building today.
The forecast says big rain and wind warnings for the next 24hrs, which means it’s not the best time to be out on the trails. Old weak trees are going to come to rest and buckets of rain water will flush through the forest and creeks. It would be a good time to leave the trails to endure the weather storm alone. It’s also a good time to get ready for Mount Washington’s opening day later this week and fingers crossed this storm will bring lots of fresh snow.
Please report any trail issues or storm damage on trailforks with a pin and a photo for reference.
Stay safe everyone.
Take to the trails with 80 pages of trail name stories and trail building shenanigans. The UROC book is out and available at all Comox Valley bikes stores, Western bike co, Foveo running and the Gravity Garage in Cumberland. Get it quick while stocks last.
New Trail Alert: Rugburn Connector – RBC
A connection trail tipped as a climb line starting close to the southern end of Lost Toque and leading up to the Entrails/Rugburn junction. It’s a short trail of 280m meandering up 14m of grade to deliver you to the beginning of Rugburns north end. Originally mapped and installed by Mike Manara with the intention to provide better connectivity between trails in the area and create more options for hot lapping surrounding trails close to the Village. RBC has similar trail characteristics to Lost Toque and is designated blue square rating. Although the main intent of RBC is a climbing trail, it can be used as a two-way trail to and serves as a better option than climbing the forestry road. Built on Manulife Forest Management land and originally sanctioned in 2021, the trail is now open and ready to ride. Enjoy everyone.
New trail alert: 2Pack too Cranked.
A progression trail tipped as the bigger, longer, pumped up version of After School Special. You’ll find the trail head close to the start of 4Pack and 6Pack in the Skills zone. 2Pack too Cranked has multiple berms and turns, lots of humps and rollers with small pops nestled in for some hints of airtime fun. The trails intention is to develope your riding skills at whatever pace you choose to go and will likely be loved by the kiddos on their little wheels. Volunteer trail builder Tracy Howlett-Cooney, otherwise known as @one_cranked_girl put in the hard yards on this build and has stuck with the project since the trail’s inception in 2020. UROC trail crew led dozens of Cumberland Community Schools Society ride-dig-ride sessions with the kids helping build many sections and fun features on the trail. Thanks Tracy, the kids and trail crew for your hard work. 2Pack too Cranked is built on Manulife Forest Management land and rated as a blue square trail with a Gravity Trail designation and is 517m long over a 36m descent. Enjoy everybody and we look forward to hearing the hoots and hollers from the new trail.