Mountain Biking in Yellowknife has been great this summer! And today’s mountain bike trip to Tin Can Hill and ending at Negus Point in Yellowknife was no exception. Tin Can Hill offered us a variety of riding terrains from tree root covered dirt trails, loose gravel back roads, shield rock formations, soft muskeg, steep inclines, sharp corners, low hanging branches and rough jagged rocks.
This ride was great for getting a full body workout and getting our riding scars (I have the cuts on both legs to prove it). We spent about an hour and a half riding, exploring and pushing deep into the thick (and buggy) South Eastern Quadrant of Tin Can Hill - and it was all worth it. Once we reached the water side of Tin Can Hill we were greeted by an amazing view of Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake and the community of Dettah, which had the end of a rainbow landing right in the middle of the community (see the photos below). When we were done with Tin Can Hill we moved on to explore the Con Mine area - and eventually we ended up at Negus Point looking out onto Great Slave Lake. Check out my photos below! And please leave a comment or ask a question at the bottom of this post.
Shane (me) about to enter the inner trails of Tin Can Hill.
Here is one of the back roads of Tin Can Hill.
The inner trails start off moderatly rough (as shown above) and progress into more jagged rock and tree root covered trails.
Here is Credence (the new guy) that joined us for today’s ride to Tin Can Hill.
Credence demonstrating his ability to part the trees with the wave of his hand and make better mountain biking paths.
Matthew and David admiring the great view from Tin Can Hill.
Shane (me) on Tin Can Hill. You can see the rainbow over my left shoulder.
Note the huge rainbow landing right in the middle of Dettah!
Troy wondering where everyone went.
Matthew, David and Credence mountain biking rock cliffs above Yellowknife Bay.
Shane stopping for a photo on a cliff above Yellowknife Bay.
A great photo of Troy looking at Yellowknife in the distance.
David and Matthew checking out something interesting…
A tour boat went by while we were mountain biking along the cliffs. The boaters were waving and taking our photos.
With Credence leading the way we headed out along the cliff of Yellowknife Bay.
Troy and David making it look easy.
A nice of photo of Yellowknife in the distance.
David riding along a rocky ridge on Tin Can Hill in Yellowknife.
Stopping for a break in the worst possible place – a muskeg flat with a mosquito city!
David riding along a back road on Tin Can Hill.
Look carefully – Troy found a pair of childrens neon sunglasses along a back road. They instantly became his new riding sunglasses.
2 seconds after this photo was taken I went flying over the handle bars. Apparently, taking photos while riding up a rocky hill with loose boulders is a bad idea…
Matthew posing for a photo along a back rode on Tin Can Hill. You can see the Con Mine jutting up in the background.
Matthew and David riding along a mining road.
David and Matthew riding over a rocky hill near Con Mine. You can see Credence in the distance.
Troy and the gang heading down towards Negus Point.
Shane (me) doing a celebritory bike lift at the final destination – Negus Point.
The Bikers Five – note Matthew looking back at the camera. He is clearly the singer of this band.
And this is how we celebrate our rides! David and Troy’s homemade brew! Amazing stuff!