Numerous volunteer opportunities present themselves over the biking season!
As a volunteer there are many ways to help UROC prosper and grow each year. You can:
Build and maintain bike trails
Organize and lead group rides
Coordinate and assist with club socials or community events
Share your opinions at annual general and board meetings
And, become a UROC member
Please download the Insurance Waiver, complete and submit to the UROC member leading an event or activity you’re attending (or fill out online). Please see our Membership page for info on how to become a member.
Participation helps build a culture of mountain biking in the Crowsnest Pass. Please contact us at email@example.com to enquire about volunteer opportunities.
It's spring and the bears are on the move! We live in such a wild and beautiful place, and with that we have wildlife. We love to see bears and are so fortune that they let us share THEIR back yard.In order to protect them and keep ourselves safe, we need to always keep a safe distance and make a lot of noise while we enjoy our mountain bike trails.It is never ok to actively seek out bears, whether it be for pictures, or just to have a personal sighting. They are wild animals and deserve our respect. We know that UROC riders are aware of this, but we want you to spread the word to all user groups. If you do encounter a bear(s), please do not take pictures, please do not post to social media, please do not tell people the location of the bear(s). We appreciate private messages so we can give our riders a heads up. But we should always be aware of all wildlife while we recreate.Bear Smart has kindly sent us this checklist for being bear aware. Please give them a read. Honestly some users of the PPK trails have been engaging in bad bear behaviour. If it continues there is potential of trail closures. We just want all the people and the animals to be safe. ... See MoreSee Less
In just over a month the Norco Canadian Enduro Series is once again stopping in Crowsnest Pass! On the same weekend UROC will be hosting the Rumhead Bikefest. June 18-19, 2022.In addition to the Enduro race there will be:Group RidesA Scavenger HuntA Fun RaceSkills CompetitionA Sweet riders Kids CampFood ServicesBeer Gardenwww.uroc.ca/events/Make sure to mark your calendars to come out to this fun filled weekend. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. And amazing racers to watch. ... See MoreSee Less
UROC trail report May 13th:It’s Friday the 13th, but there is nothing to be scared of! If anything we should all be happy that the majority of the trails in Crowsnest are good to go. We have appreciated everyone’s patience waiting for your favorite sections of singletrack to be ready to ride. In the York Creek area, the trails are running great. There will be a lot of snow on anything above School of Rock (York with a Fork, Big Bear, Rum Head) and those trails should be avoided for now. Upper School of Rock still has some wet patches in the upper trees, but is otherwise clear of snow. The last part of Upper School of Rock had significant blowdown over the winter and although the trees are clear, the trail surface has changed and will need some repair. Just be mindful of this if you are riding the trail. It is passable, but there are overturned stumps and some holes that will need to be filled soon. Sooper Trooper and Whistling Post are riding really well at the moment. Just a quick note to riders using Whistling Post: Be cautious when exiting the trail back onto the coal road. There is an increase in traffic on that road due to more RV campers as well as some industrial machinery moving earth and rock for more campsites. This trail is on private land and we are fortunate to be able to use it. The last thing we need is an accident between a rider and a resident, or worker. Enjoy the trail, just take a good look before flying out onto the road. We are not the only users in that area.The trails Pass Powderkeg Ski Area are also in great shape. There is still some wet spots when crossing ski runs and you will find some wet areas on the trail particularly on Buck50. Please just ride through the wet areas along the trail surface, and do not braid the trail. The trail surfaces have been designed to shed water and we appreciate riders not making detours that will eventually lead to larger problems. Bellevue trails are also clear! Good Riddance and Downtime are a great challenge if you are looking for something different.Have a great time on our trails. Please let us know if you come across any downed trees or areas that might need to be addressed. We are working hard to get to as many trails as possible but we are still just a group of volunteers doing the best we can to provide you with a great riding experience. Also, please tag us in your riding photos! We love to see who is out enjoying our vast trail network. ... See MoreSee Less