The Canadian Mountain Bike Team trains at Bear Mountain

A new program at Bear Mountain in Langford on Vancouver Island brings together members of the National Mountain Bike Team for year-round, high-performance training. The team usually has a prep camp before the beginning of the season in Bear Mountain, which coincides with the first Canada Cup.

Canadian Mountain Bike head coach Dan Proulx says Bear Mountain’s weather, technical terrain and daily training environment will help riders prepare for international competition. Bear Mountain includes two golf courses, a fitness centre, a hotel, bicycling trails and a large area devoted to housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and condos. – Staff