Day Four: Today we’ll drive half an hour north to the sleepy town of Pemberton, BC… but make sure you’re ready for raw, rugged steeps! The trails in “Pemby” are know for being more natural and “big mountain” style, with typically longer descents and steep, loose terrain. The climbs tend to be a bit longer here, but with purpose-built climbing trails, we can settle in and enjoy the beautiful forest on the way up.
Expect a trail like Rudy’s for a warmup, but then we’ll get into it with black diamond descents like Rusty Trombone, Creampuff, Overnight Sensation, and Meat Grinder. If the group is feeling strong, we’ll head back up for a second shorter lap and maximize our time on these incredible trails. The best part? The trails drop out on the back step of Pemberton Brewing, so we’ll cap things off with a cold beer on the patio!
Day Six: This morning caps our last day of riding for the trip, and we’ll spend it in Whistler; expect to ride until around 1pm today, which should give you plenty of time to hit the road for an afternoon or evening flight out of Vancouver. One of the best trails we’ve ever ridden is Dark Crystal on the side of Blackcomb, and we’ll aim to hit that this morning as part of our ride. It’s a STIFF climb for about an hour, but trust us… it’s totally worth it. Dark Crystal is an incredible combination of steep, raw, rugged, slabs, and just about everything else you can dream of. We’ll add in something like Golden Boner or Microclimate (if you’re feeling strong) to create the perfect last-day ride.