MBTA Initiatives


BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium announced; May 26-28, 2013

Vancouver, BC – February 13, 2013 – The Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) in partnership with Recreation Sites and Trails BC, Tourism British Columbia, International Mountain Bicycling Association Canada, Royal Roads University, and District of Sooke is proud to present the BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium at the Best Western Premier – Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, BC, May 26-28, 2013.

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New Movie ‘From the Inside Out’ – Coming December 1st

October 19, 2011  Earlier this morning we released the official trailer for From The Inside Out – the premiere film from SecondBase, a joint production company owned by Anthill Films and the Coastal Crew. From the Inside Out will be available December 1st, 2011 in a special edition DVD+BluRay combo pack and on over twenty iTunes stores world-wide. The world premiere will take place October 27th in Whistler BC and currently over forty premiere tour events are currently scheduled to take place before December 1st. Written, directed and edit by the Coastal Crew and produced by Anthill Films, From the Inside Out was filmed entirely in British Columbia, the birthplace of freeride, and features some of the sport’s best riders, including: Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins, Kenny Smith & The Coastal Crew. This is a film by riders, for riders. As the Coastal Crew puts it: “Many past films, riders, and locations have inspired us. Some of those locations are now our backyards, and some of those riders are now our friends. From the Inside Out is our adventure to the places we’ve always wanted to ride, and our expression of the lines and styles that have influenced us. This is freeride mountain biking. This film is from us – the riders.” Fans can support the filmmakers direct by pre-ordering the DVD+BluRay combo pack now. Visit to find out more and to view current premiere tour dates. From the Inside Out is made possible by Mountain Biking BC, Rock Shox, Sombrio, Evoc, Chromag, Pink Bike and SCOTT Sports. Additional support for... read more


A Week Exploring Seven Epic Destinations With Tour Company BC Bike Ride BRITISH COLUMBIA May 27, 2011 – This summer Mountain Biking BC will partner with BC Bike Ride, a mountain bike tour company specializing in providing the ultimate road trip experience, to make one rider’s dreams come true. Mountain bikers can enter to win a seven-day epic to seven destinations across British Columbia via mountain bike, B.C. Ferries and helicopter to explore the province’s awesome singletrack terrain. To enter riders just need to submit their name to or on the Mountain Biking BC Facebook page at Ten people will be randomly chosen from all entries to write a short essay explaining why they are the most deserving to win this once in a lifetime trip. Mountain Biking BC and BC Bike Ride is pulling out all the stops, taking the winner and a friend on an epic seven-day mountain biking adventure in some of the most challenging, thrilling and spectacular terrain British Columbia has to offer. The week-long odyssey includes Squamish, Pemberton, Whistler, Cumberland, Hornby Island and more, and will take place between July 22 and 30. Experiencing the Red Bull Joyride Finals at Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler on July 23, a heli-drop, B.C Ferries transportation and $1,000 cash to cover travel expenses keep the prize especially rockstar. For full contest details and to enter head to or Entries for the contest will close on June 26. On Monday, June 27 ten randomly selected finalists will be notified to explain in a short essay why they most deserve the trip.  The grand prize winner... read more

Mountain Bike Tourism Association Launches

Goal To Have BC Recognized As Top Riding Destination In The World BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 7, 2011 – The Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) has launched a new website designed to provide information and inspiration for all things mountain biking in British Columbia. “This province is arguably the hub of the mountain biking market for North America in regards to concentration of riders and the incredible amount of trail access we enjoy,” says Martin Littlejohn, Executive Director of MBTA. “There is simply so much inspiring terrain in BC, and within most communities around the province, there are passionate people helping to drive the development and awareness of these riding opportunities from the grassroots up.” The website makes riding experiences more accessible to visitors exploring British Columbia. The Mountain Biking BC website allows active and committed riding communities across the province to consolidate their information, share it with the global mountain bike world and build awareness for  British Columbia as the most diverse  biking destination in the world. For its initial launch, Mountain Biking BC features eight riding destinations within the province’s six tourism regions.  The MBTA is working with many more communities in the province that could benefit and as new community destinations come on board, more BC riding opportunities will be featured on the site. Currently the site features information for: Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region – Williams Lake Northern British Columbia region – Burns Lake Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region – Powell River, Squamish and Whistler Kootenay Rockies region – Rossland Thompson Okanagan region – Shuswap Vancouver Island region – Sooke Each community partner is in... read more


Vinay Menon’s Drive To Promote Freeride Mountain Biking Wins Judges’ Votes WHISTLER, BC June 22, 2010 – Bike Parks BC’s panel of celebrity judges has awarded Vinay Menon of India with the Ultimate Summer of Free Ride. Vinay’s pioneering spirit and drive to develop freeride mountain biking in his homeland set his entry apart out of over 140 blog and photo entries. “It sounds like he’s been working hard to spread the good word of mountain bike for a long time now…and he shreds!” says judge and freeride athlete Darcy Turenne. “Bike parks are non-existent in India and riding in British Columbia would be a chance of a lifetime for him, as well as being an inspirational and educational experience for trail building in India. Go Vinay!” “Vinay only has videos and magazines from other countries to guide him in developing freeride trails and lines in India. The fact that he developed his own team to promote freeride mountain biking in a country where freeriding is at its infancy really shows his commitment to the sport,” says judge and professional photographer Harookz. “Vinay experiencing the best bike parks in the world first hand will help the growth of our sport in other areas of the world.” Vinay is already organizing his visa for travel to Canada so he can take advantage of the prize as well as the incredible experiences and learning opportunities available to him through Bike Parks BC. “Winning feels surreal! I came across this contest while looking for information on bike parks in Canada on the web,” says Vinay Menon. “I thought it’d be fun to... read more