The Top 10 Mountain Bike Cities in North America

Vancouver, British Columbia

Population: 2,476,000

BC Shredding. Photo: Margus Riga, courtesy of Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

Vancouver is really a no-brainer. As the most densely-populated area in all of British Columbia, Vancouver is the epicenter for all things BC, and consequently, all things mountain biking in BC. With tons of gnarly North Shore riding surrounding the city and the massive collection of trails on Vancouver island, there are a plethora of trail opportunities a stone’s throw from the third-largest population center in Canada. Add in the close proximity to Whistler and all the other world-class BC destinations, as well as killer riding just south of the border in Washington, and there’s arguably no other major city in the world with as much fantastic mountain biking as Vancouver.

-Greg Heil