Registration is open for Spring camps and they are filling up fast!
Like Bruni fast! 🔥
You can go to our website gravitymtb.ca or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and grab a spot!
Spring break sessions
Ladies intro to riding
Ladies only Cumberland
Any questions about registration or ability please send them our way!
See you in the Spring! 🌿🚲
Unfortunately, crashing is a part of our sport.
It's not easy to come back from injury, but it’s the athletes that are willing to put in the work that come back stronger!
Being surrounded by the right people and having a supportive team helps too!
Gravity MTB Director of Strength and Conditioning, Janna Mackenzie-Scott has been working with Patrick Laffey since he got the go-ahead!
They’re not taking any short cuts and we’re stoked to see Patrick getting ready to race the 2021 World Cup Downhill circuit for Devinci Bikes.
@unitedridersofcumberland Meet Cole. Cole is a powerhouse on two wheels and an up and coming athlete to watch. In 2019 at Mt. Washington's Helter Skelter downhill race Cole competed in the expert division and finished as the top local. Cole is also a member of the Gravity MTB Youth Development Race Team.
"This trail network means so much to me. I first began riding here as a kid and I love how much the system has grown. Anytime I am away on a race weekend I cannot wait to get home and ride some Cumberland Gnar. I ride because it gives me a feeling that I haven’t found in any sport. I'm not boxed in by rules or regulations. It's just me and the trail.
The trail network is a great outdoor space where people are free to explore in a well maintained area. And Cumberland is a great breeding ground for superstar bike athletes.
My favourite lap in Cumberland has to be either blockhead, cupcake, bakers dozen and DCDH or Chunder to Prohibition. I think my biggest trail nemesis was the old way up to Teapot, before the new climbing trails. Those three hills led to so many tears and a lot of cookies at the top. When I could finally climb those hills all in one go it was awesome.
My favourite memory is when I got to do my first bike camp with Gravity MTB, That week during spring break 3 years ago was some of the most fun I’ve had on a bike.
Will I always be a UROC member. Yes, I think I will even if I don’t live here. I always will want to support my local trail system and the trails I grew up riding.
Advice for new riders? Be confident in yourself. There is no second guessing yourself in a sport like this. Either you know you got it or you should wait and try it again another day when you are more confident. The worst thing you can do is not be committed.
UROC 2021 memberships are now available online.
Link in the Bio.
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#gravitymtbmobsquad rider @i_hanch mobbin as he does. #fastandloose #onthehunt #covidsucks #Repost @i_hanch with @get_repost
Some more clips from this summer
Huge thanks to all my teammates, Coaches and sponsors for helping out and staying supportive Throughout this crazy year
Sad the races were canceled this year but so exited for what’s to come in this 2021 season!!
A very special huge thanks goes out to @mackenzie_jm_ and @strongheartsfitness for all the support, education and fun (hard work) over the past few months. You guys help keep us sane through these bizarre times! Many thanks and much respect from Gravity MTB and our athletes!! #community❤️ #bringon2021 #HWPO #getstronggofast #gravitymtb...
Christmas is right around the corner and 2021 UROC memberships fit perfectly into stockings!! #Repost @unitedridersofcumberland with @get_repost
Meet Chad. Chad is the co-owner with his wife CJ and head coach of Gravity MTB, so he spends a good deal of time either on the trails or thinking about the trails. It's always interesting to chat with folks who have found a way to combine their passion with their work life, and Chad is definitely one of these people.
"The trail network means I get to ride for fun, I get to ride for my career, I get to spend time where I want to be, on my bike, in the forest, with my wife, friends and Huck the dog. -- The Community and Valley benefit so much from the trail network that it is tough to measure. Having such a vast network of trails means Cumberland and the Valley are a destination for MTB'rs. This creates jobs and helps strengthen our local economy. The more established it gets the better and more refined our trail system will become and the bottom line really comes down to Fun Factor! Personally I always want the fun-ometer to be cranked to 11!! -- My favourite trails are all the trails! However, my current favorite lap is Chunder, Upcake, Cupcake, Bakers, and Nuckers because it gets me in my happy place where I can put my craft into play and have the Most Fun Possible. -- Trail nemesis? I remember the days of guinea pigging many a Huck and Gap. It's a touch terrifying but Oh So satisfying when you stick it for the first time - then it's easy peasy from there. -- I'll always be a UROC member because if we did not have a governing body like UROC the trail system would not be where it is today. Membership fees go to great things like trail maintenance, new bridges, new tools, new signage and all the things we need to stay Rad! -- Advice for new riders? Have fun, smile, be courteous and friendly, try not to skid and take a lesson! Brake less, pedal less and enjoy the ride!"
UROC 2021 memberships are now available on online.
Link in the Bio.
Post Friday ride @vibrewing goodness! Bring on the weekend!!
We are very excited to be partnered up with Vancouver Island Brewing for 2021 and beyond! Who likes 🍻 and 🚵🏼♂️ with socially distanced friends??...
Education and knowing what, how, when and why is 🔑 when you want to be the best. Coach @mackenzie_jm_ hosted a nutrition seminar for our team just before a stellar workout on Saturday. #eatyouroats #gravitymtb #onthehunt #finelytunedmachines @strongheartsfitness...
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This week the @ridelikeagirl.ca athletes joined me online for some basic bike mechanics and trailside tips. It’s exciting to help build the girls confidence and share knowledge about how to maintain their bikes between rides and out on the trails too. Their enthusiasm is contagious. With some new tools in their pocket, they might help you out when you need it most on the trails 🤩#preridesafety #trailsidetips #postrideinspection #dothework @gravitymtb.ca...
We had our year end staff party in a Rad little riding zone just south of the Comox Valley. We told our staff that we would have a donation bin for the trail system down there and if they could kick in what they could. We also said we would match whatever donation amount was in the bin at the end of the day. The staff kicked in $320 so we matched them and now we present the @ridersofcookcreek with this virtual donation of $640.00.
Thank you Riders of Cook Creek!! You guys do amazing work and everyone who rides there comes away with a smile from ear to ear! Cheers to you!! #supportyourlocaltrailbuilders #vancouverisland #we♥️dirt @unitedridersofcumberland #trailsdontbuildthemselves
FYI - follow Riders of Cook Creek on insty and stay up to date on what’s happening down there for trail maintenance etc.... if you see a rake or a shovel and bucket in the bush down there don’t be afraid to grab a tool and spend 15 minutes on some trail love. #community....
We missed this so very much this year! Let’s all do the right thing over the Winter and Spring so we can get back to racing as usual in 2021!#covidsucks @rippersloungeracing @c4norcoracing
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This post goes out to the lady staff at Gravity MTB ❤️🚵🏻♀️🇨🇦@tennessee_whiskeee @isabelle_jamieson @brittfalconer @superjenny1 @pinkskis @parsonsbeth @jas_dawn @resomrekiel @fred_blouin_comeau @britmarie____ @allisonchopstix @issyo11