“We will be a hot-spot for mountain biking in the next two or three years.” ~ Brendan Behan, QRCA director of trails GREAT RIDE: Mt. Mahony near Inland Lake offers a challenging course for cycling enthusiasts. qathet Regional Cycling Association is working to develop Mt. Mahony as a destination for riders.
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Cycling on Mt. Mahony in the Inland Lake area is growing rapidly in popularity and an initiative is underway to develop the mountain as a first-rate cycling destination.
Brendan Behan, qathet Regional Cycling Association (QRCA) director of trails, said the BC Bike Race held competition in this area for 10 years put the qathet region on the cycling map. Development of Mt. Mahony will just add to the cycling amenities to be found in the region, he added.
Behan said Mt. Mahony is more of an enduro – downhill style of cycling and “that is exploding.”
Over the May long weekend, there were probably 200 people riding at Mt. Mahony from Squamish, North Vancouver, Vancouver, and up and down Vancouver Island, as well as local riders, according to Behan.“We need to get in front of it,” said Behan. “We, as a board, recognize we need to get in front of it, so we have been working really closely for a couple of years, spending hundreds and hundreds of hours. We are working with RSTBC (Recreation Sites and Trails British Columbia) and had a meeting with them onsite last week.“We have also […]