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AUGUST 2016 EMBRACE THE JOURNEY Riding. It’s one of the best ways to discover the true topography of British Columbia. Every root, every incline, every crack in the pavement is experienced. There is freedom in riding and it encourages a connection to the environment. Hope, Cascades & Canyons is steeped in human and natural history that is waiting for you to explore; to make a connection with those who have travelled the land before. Whether you’re commuting to work or riding for fun, there’s a good chance that being on your bike is the best part of your day. With a world
class bike park and paved ascents, we are confident that riding bikes will be the best part of your stay in Hope, Cascades & Canyons. Regardless of your bike’s geometry, there is a trail or road for you to discover. So bring your friends, bring your family, and bring your bike to explore the people and places of Hope, Cascades & Canyons this summer.
ROAD RIDING Nestled at the base of the mountains, Hope is a great place to spend the day on your road bike. We have some of the most scenic and grueling training rides to be found in the lower mainland.
THE HOPE SLIDE WHY? If you can ride the Slide, you can ride anything British Columbia can throw at you. The shoulders are wide, the grade is steep, and it’s all downhill back to Hope (35km). PROGRESSION: Once you’ve tackled the Slide, plan an overnight tour into Manning Park. The road continues up to Allison Pass before cyclists are rewarded with a pool, hot-tub, lodge, and pub. For those really wanting to collect elevation, continue up to the Cascade Lookout: from Hope you’ll have climbed 1634 metres in 75km.
manning park THE AIRPORT LOOP WHY? This is a great ride for anyone daunted by the mountains or just looking for a pleasant afternoon picking blackberries by bike. At approximately 5km and with no elevation and little traffic, this is a popular ride for families. PROGRESSION: Those looking for more distance can start from downtown to make it a 20km loop. Stop on the patio at Owl Street Café or the Silver Chalice for a well-earned beverage and snack.
HOPE - AGASSIZ WHY? Hope to Agassiz (33km) is a great early morning ride for anyone training for a longer tour or just looking to earn their breakfast. Start early in the day to capitalize on a tailwind. The wind off the Fraser River picks up in the afternoon and it becomes a windier ride than it has any right to be. Double the distance by riding back to Hope or leave a car in Agassiz to make it a shorter ride. PROGRESSION: Continue on into Harrison Hot Springs and come back to Hope to make it a 100km round trip ride. Few things beat jumping in the lake halfway through a road ride.
MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain and light trail riding is quickly becoming one of the most popular activities in Hope, Cascades & Canyons. Our trail system is growing, so come check it out before the crowds discover us. Some local favourites include:
ROTARY TRAILS (BEGINNER) The Rotary Trails follow the Coquihalla River until its confluence with the Fraser. A great ride for anyone new to mountain biking or kids looking to push themselves a little further.
THACKER MOUNTAIN (INTERMEDIATE) Thacker Mountain is dreamy single-track set in one of the most beautiful places in the community.
MT. HOPE LOOKOUT (ADVANCED) The advanced loop on Mt. Hope closely follows the hiking trail and has a number of man-made features.
TRAIL MAINTENANCE Our mountain bike trails are built and maintained by volunteers who love spending time in the woods and in the park. If you’re interested in coming out for a work-bee, leave your contact information at the Hope Visitor Centre and we will connect you to the appropriate group. In addition to individual volunteers who have built many of our mountain bike trails, Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning builds and maintains many of our hiking trails and Pathway Partners works with stakeholders, government, and First Nations to identify improvement areas and support volunteers in their maintenance efforts.
Saturday, Aug. 20 & Sunday, Aug. 21 Memorial Park, downtown Hope
SATURDAY’S LINE UP STAR CAPTAINS 12:45-2:00PM A 5 piece Vancouver based 70s soul band. ASHLEY PATER 11:15-12:15PM Ashley Pater is a 13 year old singer/ songwriter from Sunshine Valley. NORDEN THE MAGICIAN 10:30-11:15AM Also taking place on Saturday The Great Fraser River Salmon BBQ contest, Hope Mountain Market and Potter’s in the Park
FESTIVAL SUNDAY’S LINE UP
THE PRETTYS 12:45-2:00PM A 5 piece rock band from Vancouver. DOMINIC PALLADINO 11:15-12:15PM Local musician who performs a set of acoustic covers. Face Painting, Bean Bag Target Shooting, Hula Hoop Contest & more both days!
FREE Entertainment & FUN for the whole Famil
Sponsored by: The Province of British Columbia, AdvantageHOPE, District of Hope + Local donors.
CYCLE TOURING Wherever your long-haul tour takes you this year, Hope is on your way. Don’t forget to stay the night before you tackle the mountains if you’re heading east. If you’re heading west, treat yourself to a swim, a beverage, and bed before finishing your epic trip. For those looking to do shorter tours, Hope is a great starting or halfway point on a number of popular loops. Starting in Hope, cyclists can head east over Allison Pass on Highway 3 towards Manning Park (67km). Spend the night in the lodge or at Coldspring Campground before continuing over Sunday Summit to Princeton on day 2 (67km). Enjoy an evening in Princeton before heading north on day 3 up Highway 5A. This gorgeous ride on a lesser-driven highway is 89km and drops you on Highway 5 at Merritt. On day 4, it’s almost all downhill back to Hope where you can relax in the hot-tub at the recreation centre or in one of our many swimming holes.
ADVANTAGEHOPE AdvantageHOPE is Hope’s economic development and tourism agency. We are focused on attracting business to Hope by attracting people to Hope. Underlying any business decision to locate here is a human element and we think that the lifestyle Hope offers is inherently attractive and worth promoting. We know that sustainable economic development is achievable through tourism development and similar initiatives that recognize the unique ‘hub’ of our location and our unique natural assets.
HOPE BIKE PARK Completed in June 2015, the Hope Bike Park is a jewel in our community. It includes features for beginners, pros, and everyone in between. Built on the principle of challenge-by-choice, the Hope Bike Park is there to get you ready for more advanced trails or simply to stretch your legs for the afternoon. Adjacent to the park is a picnic area, a wheelchair/stroller friendly walking trail, and the skate park.
BIKE SHOP The heart of any community’s riding culture is the local bike shop and Hope is no different. The crew at Sixth Avenue Sports has been riding and fixing bikes in Hope for years. Located conveniently next to the local bakery (a must for any long distance cyclist), a block from the skate park, and three blocks from the bike park, Brad is centrally located to get you and keep you on the road or trail. 835 6th Avenue, Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
WHAT’S AHEAD? Hope has begun the process of creating a comprehensive Trails Master Plan to map out the future of your next favourite riding and hiking destination. Working closely with First Nations, user groups, and governments, we are committed to ensuring that our existing trails remain viable and that our dream trails are realized throughout the region. The Trails Master Plan is an integral next step to the growth of our mountain bike, hiking, and equestrian trails.
SEPTEMBER 9, 10 & 11, 2016
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outdoor concert with 2 popular bands from the 80’s
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WHAT IS HOPE, CASCADES & CANYONS? Hope, British Columbia is at the hub of Hope, Cascades & Canyons. The regionâ€™s spokes extend west along Highways 1 and 7 to Bridal Falls/Popkum, north along Highway 1 to Boston Bar, northeast along Highway 5 to the Coquihalla Recreation Area, and east along Highway 3 to Sunshine Valley/Manning Park. The communities and attractions which comprise the region provide some of the best recreational opportunities in the province. From hiking and paddling in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, Hope, Cascades & Canyons has something for everyone in your crew.
HOPE VISITOR CENTRE & MUSEUM COMPLEX For more information on everything bike related in Hope, check out hopebc.ca/bike or head down to the Hope Visitor Centre, 919 Water Ave. Hope, B.C. Weâ€™re open 9 am to 5 pm daily until Thanksgiving.
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