Cumberland is a town practically designed for mountain biking. An extensive network of trails spreads tendril-like from the main street, flowing up and down the benched terrain that forms the hills above the valley. Linking up all-day singletrack epics is commonplace, as is a quick after work rip on a favourite loop close to home. (See the NSMB.com feature on Cumberland from October 2012 HERE.)
The town itself caters to mountain bikers unlike no other. Where else can you find a restored century-old building that houses a funky hostel, a great bike store, a delicious deli, and a bike guiding and shuttle service waiting for you outside? Besides this array of epic offerings, the tranquil town also boasts some of the best pizza anywhere and a bar that can turn Cumberland from restful to rockstar with great live music and a variety of tap beers.
The NSMB.com BroCard is so stoked to launch a great partnership with many of these Cumberland businesses. Buy your BroCard today, take a trip to Cumberland and cash in on all the sweet deals that the BroCard unlocks for you there. A ready made roadtrip, all for $19.95.
To kick off this amazing Cumberland BroCard offering, we want to give someone a chance to check out the area, on us. Buy a BroCard before June 7th and be entered to win an extensive Cumberland prize package, including:
- One night accommodation for two (one private room or two dorm beds) at the Riding Fool Hostel
- A half-day (3hr) guided ride with Island Mountain Rides
- $50 at Riders Pizza
- $50 at Tarbell’s Deli
- A free tune-up from Trail Bicycles in nearby Courtenay
- $50 at Dodge City Cycles
Island Mountain Rides: Owned by long-time Islander Martin Ready, this guiding and shuttle service will take you to where you need to go, in fine style. Martin has his finger on the pulse of not only Cumberland’s bike scene, but of Vancouver Island’s. He offers anything from half-day packages all the way to week-long singletrack shredfests.
The Riding Fool Hostel: Do not look any further; this is the place to stay if you are in Cumberland. The Hostel is warm and inviting, with options ranging from private rooms to bunk rooms. Pool tables, lounge areas, a BBQ, bike storage, and a location that is literally fifteen seconds from the trailhead makes the Riding Fool the ultimate mountain bike accommodations.
Dodge City Cycles: This very well stocked bike shop is your Cumberland resource for everything two-wheeled, and is conveniently located in the same building as the Riding Fool.
Trail Bicycles: Located close by in Courtenay, owner Jeff Beeston carries some great brands, and offers a full-service shop. The store also hosts weekly road and mountain bike rides.
Tarbell’s: Everything made fresh, in house. They feature mouth-watering sandwiches piled high with house-roasted meats, and made-from-scratch toppings, plus freshly baked treats.
Riders Pizza: A completely bike-themed pizza joint, right down to the tables made from bike wheels to the beer list featuring all bike related brews. The pizza is amazing, with the good ol’ classics and some interesting specialties as well, including a gluten-free crust made from grated potato and polenta.
With this awesome package and the Whistler promo already underway, now’s the time to get your BroCard. Purchase your BroCard for $19.95 online in our store, at Steed Cycles in North Van, Fanatykco in Whistler and at Bicycle Cafe in Kamloops.