What You Need to Know About Biking in Pemberton

The Village of Pemberton Has the Resources You Need

If you’re looking for a café, restaurant, or a place to stay before or after your ride, we’re here to help you out. Pemberton’s small, but locals know their way around and we can help steer you to a great cup of coffee, a farm-to-table burger or fancier fare, authentic Swiss or Japanese food — we’ve got a little bit of everything here. Learn more about Pemberton services >

And whether you’d like to stay in a quaint B&B or a more luxurious hotel, we’ve got a selection for you — either right in the Village or just outside. And if you’re cycling here, both options are good ones.


Pemberton Bike Co.

Pemberton Bike CoCyclists need basic tools and luckily, Pemberton has the Pemberton Bike Co., an awesome bike shop that is your one stop shop for all biking needs. The shop stocks everything you’ll need for both mountain biking and road cycling. Basic bike tools are available including tubes, spokes, oil, patch kits, etc. Bike pumps, blinkie lights, chain lube, leg bands, and more are also available.


Biking Recommendations

Recommendations From Edward Witwicki

“For people who want to come and enjoy the trails in Pemberton they should first stop in at the local bike shop. They just celebrated 20 years in Pemberton. You can purchase a map there and all proceeds go back into The PVTA (Pemberton Valley Trail Association). Also the crew at the bike shop are very knowledgeable and would be happy to answer any questions you have. Before you head out in the morning make sure you stop by the Mt Currie Coffee co. for some java and a breakfast sandwich.”

“After your morning pedal refuel at “Mile One Café” with a burger and poutine and take in the views of Mt Currie that over shadows Pemberton. Once you’re all energized up head out for another ride, the options are limitless. At the end of the day head to the “Pony” right beside the bike shop and enjoy a nice pint of beer and some  food on their deck and plan your next day’s ride!! Also every Thursday is local’s night Pizza and a Pint, free pint of beer with a pizza.”

Pemberton Meadows Ride Review

A Pemberton Meadows bike ride review provided by Let’s Go Biking


Rules of the Road

  • Road cyclists have the same rights (and duties) as drivers of any motor vehicle.
  • All road users (pedestrians, motorcycles, cars, trucks, bicycles) need to share the road and show mutual respect.
  • Cyclists ride as near as possible to the right side of the highway. They do not need to be on the shoulder, but should be safely to the right of motor traffic.
  • Cyclists may ride to the left of the white line.
  • Cyclists do not need to ride on any unpaved section of the highway (In other words, they are allowed to share the paved road with motor vehicles.

Tips for Sharing the Road

  • Ride Single File: It can be easy to forget this rule if riding with friends, but every responsible cyclist knows that riding single file shows respect for the road and other people.
  • Always ride in the same direction as other vehicle traffic. Cyclists have the same rights and duties as others using the road.
  • Ride in a predictable, safe manner. Do not weave, stop suddenly, pass or turn without ample signalling. Use hand signals.
  • Wear a helmet and use lights in low visibility.
  • When stopped, do make sure you are on the shoulder and out of traffic.

Ten Tips for Enjoyable Biking

  1. Wear A Helmet — Helmets save lives and prevent serious injuries.  While other injuries can heal, a head injury can lead to disability or death.
  2. Check Your Bike — Use a bike that is in good condition. If you are not certain have it checked out by a  trained bicycle mechanic.
  3. Get In Shape — Ride 30 kilometres (20 miles) or more several times each week. Ride the distance that you plan to ride in a day at least once prior to the trip.
  4. Ride Safely And Be Visible — Always follow the rules of the road or trail. Wear bright colours to increase your visibility. Use a headlight and rear light at night.
  5. Be Alert — Look ahead constantly for obstacles and hazards including turning vehicles, rail tracks, sewer grates, road debris and broken pavement.
  6. Drink Water — Take a large water bottle and drink before you are thirsty to avoid dehydration.
  7. Pack A Snack — Carry your favourite snack such as fruit, fruit juice and granola bars to eat on the road. Eating dairy products (other than yogurt) and large meals during a strenuous ride can cause indigestion discomfort.
  8. Dress For Comfort — Wear purpose designed bike shorts to protect the contact area with the bike seat. Dress in layers so that you can adjust your clothing to stay comfortable.
  9. Lock Your Bike — When your bike is out of your sight lock the rear wheel, frame (and front wheel if possible) to a secure object. A “U” shaped security lock is best.
  10. Reserve Ahead — Always reserve needed overnight accommodation in advance. Be certain that you will have a comfortable place to rest and a secure place for your bicycle at the end of the ride.