Kinsol Trestle Trail

The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.

To get there from north of Duncan –  Drive south of Duncan on the Trans Canada Highway and turn west (right) onto Cobble Hill/Shawnigan Lake Road and follow it all the way to Shawnigan Lake. Turn right onto Renfrew Road and follow the road past the end of the Lake to Gleneagles Road and turn right. There is a public parking area about 550 metres down the road on the right hand side.

Trestle brochure with map

 

 

PQ Links Trail – Parksville Qualicum route off the main roads for cyclists, runners, & walkers

Want to cycle, walk, run or roll between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach without having to use Highway 19A? The Parksville-Qualicum Beach Links is a 13 kilometre low-traffic road route that connects the City and Town via French Creek (Electoral Area G). The Links features a pleasant suburban road network with only one hill, an accessible pedestrian-cyclist bridge over French Creek, and two stretches of paved trail at the Qualicum Beach end. The whole way is marked with signage directing users to Parksville or Qualicum Beach.

PQ links trail map

Evo step thru Bionx electric bike

Evo e-bikes use the Bionx system to make your ride sweat free and fun. Lightweight and long-range with regenerative braking make the Bionx the system of choice.

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Bionx powered Toba step thru bike with 100km range

Motor: 350 W, high torque, lighter motor

2 battery options:
– Long range: 48 V x 6.6 Ah 90 km
– Extra Long Range: 48 V x 8.8 Ah 105 km
– 6061 aluminium frame with internal cables
– Double wall alloy wheels with extra-strong spokes for electric bike
– Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard tires with 3 mm anti-flat protection
– 3 x 8 drivetrain with Shimano Alivio rear derailleur
– One-piece alloy pedals with TPE top
– Megasoft Cruiser Classic 240-XL saddle
– Adjustable seat post, stem and handlebar
– Tektro 855AL V-brakes
– Tektro alloy lever with connection on right lever for generative brake
– Comfortable ergonomic grips

Other Accessories:
– Kickstand for electric bike
– Tubus rear carrier
– Painted fenders, same color as the bike
– Battery
– Tail lamp on battery
– Bell
– Chain cover

Marin Bayview Trail 24 mountain bike

Featuring the same lightweight aluminum frame construction as our adult bikes, but with features appropriate for the smaller rider, the Bayview Trail models will be the key to your child’s freedom, and establish a lifelong love of riding a bike.
Proven Shimano 2x8 speed drivetrain and the power of hydraulic disc brakes, but with features appropriate for the smaller rider, the Bayview Trail models will be the key to your child's freedom, and establish a lifelong love of riding a bike.
Proven Shimano 2×8 speed drivetrain and the power of hydraulic disc brakes, but with features appropriate for the smaller rider, the Bayview Trail models will be the key to your child’s freedom, and establish a lifelong love of riding a bike.
Boy's Bayview Trail
Boy’s Bayview Trail
Girl's Bayview Trail
Girl’s Bayview Trail

Marin San Rafael DS 4 dual sport hybrid 29er

The San Rafael DS4 is the ultimate traveling partner, whether it’s a weekend excursion or year-long journey. The lightweight Series 3 aluminum frame features full rack and fender mounts for accessories as well as our Dual Sport geometry, which is designed to offer stable handling regardless of terrain. A Suntour NCXD fork with hydraulic lockout offers plush control in the rough while being able to roll fast for san-rafael-ds4pavement riding. Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes keep the bike in control in any situation rain or shine, and a Shimano Deore & Alivio premium 27-speed drivetrain gives you the smooth shifting and wide gear range to tackle any grade of terrain.
3D forged dropouts with integrated post mount disc brake mounts, rear-mounted kickstand attachment, and dual eyelets for quick and easy fender and rack mounting.
3D forged dropouts with integrated post mount disc brake mounts, rear-mounted kickstand attachment, and dual eyelets for quick and easy fender and rack mounting.

Marin Mount Vision 27.5 mountain bike that excels

The Mount Vision combines the lightweight, efficient pedaling feel of an XC bike with the confidence inspiring, bump absorbing feel
of a longer travel Enduro bike. Featuring our highly advanced IsoTrac suspension platform with 27.5” wheels and available in lightweight carbon and Series 4 Alloy frame versions, the Mount Vision is the ultimate trail companion.

The Mount Vision 8 pairs our carbon monocoque front triangle with a lightweight aluminum alloy rear to give a lightweight, stiff and compliant ride feel. Industry innovator RockShox suspension front and rear manages the terrain, while Shimano's new XT 1x11-speed drivetrain transmits your power to the trail. Maxxis Minion/Ardent 2.3 folding bead tubeless tires and Stan's Flow EX tubeless rims are stiff and light, and Shimano XT brakes provide reliable trail braking performance. A KORE bar/stem combo and KS LEV Integra dropper post round out the package.
The Mount Vision 8 pairs our carbon monocoque front triangle with a lightweight aluminum alloy rear to give a lightweight, stiff and compliant ride feel. Industry innovator RockShox suspension front and rear manages the terrain, while Shimano’s new XT 1×11-speed drivetrain transmits your power to the trail. Maxxis Minion/Ardent 2.3 folding bead tubeless tires and Stan’s Flow EX tubeless rims are stiff and light, and Shimano XT brakes provide reliable trail braking performance. A KORE bar/stem combo and KS LEV Integra dropper post round out the package.
Enhanced monocoque carbon frame construction & IsoTrac suspension platform with custom-tuned shock, 140mm rear wheel travel. Utilizing flexing stays, IsoTrac eliminates the need for a rear pivot, reducing weight and enhancing ride characteristics.
Enhanced monocoque carbon frame construction & IsoTrac suspension platform with custom-tuned shock, 140mm rear wheel travel. Utilizing flexing stays, IsoTrac eliminates the need for a rear pivot, reducing weight and enhancing ride characteristics.
Custom-forged dropouts, specifically designed for the IsoTrac suspension platform with Shimano E-Thru 142x12mm axle to increase torsional rigidity
Custom-forged dropouts, specifically designed for the IsoTrac suspension platform with Shimano E-Thru 142x12mm axle to increase torsional rigidity
Custom-designed replaceable downtube protector with cable ports for semi-internal routing.
Custom-designed replaceable downtube protector with cable ports for semi-internal routing.

Marin Gestalt – the back country road bike

Great new bike for exploring Vancouver Island. You can combine a paved road trip with a logging road trip to do a loop. Say from Parksville to Port Alberni on the pavement, then to Courtenay on the logging roads and return to Parksville on the pavement. Beyond Road – it’s that feeling you get when you peel off the pavement and explore that piece of dusty doubletrack that has always intrigued you. The all-new Gestalt 3 is ready to take you there, with our premium Series 4 triple-butted aluminum frame with a 142x12mm rear thru-axle and Naild’s innovative NavIt carbon fork with quick-release thru-axle. A SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain effectively transmits your power to the rear wheel through 11 speeds, while Rival hydraulic disc brakes instill confidence on the steepest descents in all conditions. Schwalbe G-ONE 30c, folding bead, tubeless-ready tires are mated to tubeless-ready rims for sublime performance on all surfaces. Integrated mounts make it easy to bolt on a rack and fenders for commuting or light touring, making the Gestalt 3 truly one of the most-versatile bikes in our lineup.
gravel road bike
Marin Gestalt 3 beyond the paved road bike with hydro brakes and 1 X 11 drivetrain

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thru axle road bike
New Naild 12.3.9 quick release thru-axle, paired with the new NavIt fork provide the fastest QR action, with all the stiffness and tracking performance thru-axles are famous for.

For more details watch the video below.