The United Riders of Cumberland is a registered non-profit society that advocates for mountain biking through:
- building and maintaining trails;
- hosting mountain bike events;
- encouraging mountain biking in youth;
- facilitating group rides;
- encouraging the positive spirit of mountain biking in the community; and,
- fostering positive working relationships with landowners;
- working with other community groups, agencies, societies, and organization’s sharing similar purposes.
The trails surrounding Cumberland are located on private lands owned by Mosiac forest management, https://www.mosaicforests.com/ Manulife Investment Management, (formally Hancock Forest Management https://htrg.com/ or the Village of Cumberland https://cumberland.ca/parks/
In 2015 UROC signed a historic agreement with these landowners that allows for legal, non-motorized recreation on these lands. This agreement was the result of many years of hard work by UROC and the landowners and embodies the positive working relationship that has developed to facilitate recreation within both the working forest and Cumberland Municipal Parklands.
The Cumberland trails were built by the passion and hard work of countless volunteers. UROC is working to maintain and expand the trail network by supporting those volunteers as well as employing a paid Trail Crew. See the Trail Care page for more details about this work.
In addition to managing and maintaining the Cumberland trails, UROC also hosts several mountain bike races each year such as the Dodge City Enduro, the Coaltown Throwdown, and the Twelve Hours of Cumberland. On top of being a really good time, these races are an important source of funding that goes towards insurance and trail work and maintenance. Check out the events calendar for details on this year’s events.
UROC is proud to support youth in mountain biking through its partnership with the Cumberland Community Schools Society and they’re After School Bike Club and Ride-Build-Ride programs. UROC also subsidizes youth entry fees for UROC races.
Wednesday night UROC Women’s Rides embody the positive spirit of mountain biking and through the amazing work of volunteer ride leaders have introduced many to mountain biking and trail recreation. Check out the events calendar for other group rides and community events.
We encourage everyone who uses the Cumberland trails to become a member of UROC which supports the upkeep and ongoing maintenance of the trails.