For years, both professional racers and cycling enthusiasts have been coming to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for some of the best cycling in the Lower Mainland. They love our network of quiet, well-paved roads, spectacular parks, forested trails, and 30-plus miles of scenic dykes.
With bike lanes on many streets, bike lockups at several local businesses and annual or recurring cycling events, our communities are a great place to get out and enjoy your bike.
* In British Columbia it is mandatory for all cyclists (operators and passengers) to wear an approved safety helmet.
* Don’t rely on your cell phone when riding in our forested, back-country trails. Make sure you let someone know where you are and always ride with a buddy.
Our Communities Cycling Network
Cycling fun for the entire family!
Bike Route Map
A comprehensive map showing our communities’ extensive bicycle trail network.
Blue Heron Loop
This trail is north of Lougheed Highway along the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows border. Many of the trails are wide and clean, some are narrow and uneven. Approximately 19 km route.
Hawk Rotary Loop
This trail loops around the western part of Pitt Meadows taking in the business area along Harris Road and north to the Fraser River and west along the dykes. Approximately 17 km route
The majority of this trail is located on the north side of Pitt Meadows with a few access points along the river. Bring your camera and enjoy the diverse scenery. Approximately 11 km route.
Golden Ears Provincial Park
Beginning riders to advanced riders will enjoy the Parks combination of singletrack, wide doubletrack to good quality gravel and paved roads. Many of the Park’s trails meander through a forest of western red cedar, Douglas fir, and red alder. Although some of the steeper trails may prove challenging, most are passable by solid intermediate riders. The following trails are suitable for mountain biking: Alouette Mountain Fire Access Trail, East Canyon Trail, Menzies Trail, and the Alouette Mountain/Switchback/Eric Dunning Trail.
Golden Ears Provincial Park Trail Map
Trail Summaries, Stats & Information
Although the Woodlot doesn’t have an official website promoting its spectacular mountain biking, all you need to do is perform a Google search with words like “woodlot, Maple Ridge, mountain biking.” If you see trail names like Blood Donor, Hoots, and Giant Killer, you’re in the right place. The Woodlot is a ‘hike and bike’ mountain with no shuttle option. It is suited for the experienced and skilled mountain biker.
Plan ahead as there are no garbage cans, washrooms or water supply.
Use extreme caution while riding at the Woodlot as it is a working forest with active logging from time to time. Obey all signs.
Pitt Meadows Cottonwood BMX & Community Park
Home to the Ridge Meadows BMX Track, come on down to Cottonwood Park on Tuesday evenings for race night. Whether you’re racing or spectating, BMX encourages a fun, family-oriented, action-packed atmosphere. As long as there are no races happening, the track is open to the public. The concession is open on during race events.
Race the Ridge
The communities’ premier cycling event is held May 7 &8, 2011. Race the Ridge consists of three exciting events including the Thornhill road race, the Golden Ears Provincial Park Time Trial and the Town Core Criterium. Complete event information, photos, registration, and accommodation packages can be found on the event’s website.
Held on April 10th, Barry’s Roubaix, is held in Pitt Meadows in the vicinity of the Airport, offers a new twist on the old classic Harris Roubaix road race. Complete event information can be found on the event’s website.