As far as many northbound travelers are concerned, the Sea to Sky ends at Whistler. And that’s a good thing, too, because it means the traffic finally lets up. For many Vancouverites on a weekend bike trip, the real riding begins once most of the tourist throngs are left to dally amid the resort’s cobbled village walkways, chichi boutiques, and overpriced restaurants. Wide shouldered with excellent pavement, this DH dips and climbs in the shadow of surrounding glaciers. Starting beside the milky waters of Green Lake, you trace the Green River north, sweeping effortlessly into an area of extremely mountainous terrain. Although developers are trying to turn this town into a suburb of Whistler, this DH is still the finest ride within easy reach of Vancouver.