For a story on the Comox Valley for Pinkbike:
Located in central Vancouver Island on the Eastern coast the Comox Valley is 2.5 hours from Victoria, 90minutes from Nanaimo, also served by direct flights into Comox via Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Protected from the masses, by the Georgia Straight Vancouver Island is accessed by the cheapest ocean cruise money can buy. The trails of Cumberland are similar to the trails in the lower mainland geologically in that they are in forested areas of second growth Douglas Fir and Cedar. The trails closer to Courteney differ in that they are more rocky and travel over rocky bluffs. The trails in Hornby have escaped the effects of time and twist through the trees like a snake in the grass. Mount Washington offers berms, table tops and tech to keep the gravity obsessed crowd wanting for more. Add in the ocean views, the Arbutus trees hanging from cliffs, snow capped mountains the views can easily distract from the seams of loam before you.
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