Time to Ride
British Columbia is littered with amazing riding. Here are some of the awesome areas that I have visited. I have ranked them on the fun factor and technical skills needed to have fun. Remember that riding is a privilege so respect the trails and the other people that use them. I run, mountain bike, hike and dirt bike on these trails and there is enough room for everyone. Just treat people how you would want to be treated. If you come upon some hikers, dog walkers or anyone else, stop, shut down your motor, say hi and go about your merry way.
GPS: One of the hardest things I have found is finding all the rad single track that is out there. We already have a couple of maps up that have been kindly pasted on to me and you can print them out. You will also notice a GPS map (PDF file) that you can also print out. I carry a Garmin 60c on each ride and am slowly mapping each area so it will be easier for you to find all the incredible areas. So take the time to check them out and if you have any comments or concerns, please let us know. Before we start here is some…
- Clean up after yourself and others. Don’t leave trash lying around. It makes us look bad.
- Help work on the trails. A few people do a lot of the work so donate to your local club or better yet donate your time and help keep riding areas pristine.
- If trails are deliberately blocked, then leave them. Often they need to be kept in shape for a race or other event.
- Use CAUTION on the trails. These trails are used by other people so there may be hikers, mountain bikers, quad riders, horse riders, four wheelers and other riders on the trails too. Treat everyone on the trails with respect! Remember that unless you are in a race most trails ride in both directions. Ride accordingly.
- Remember, riders have died in accidents on the roads. Forestry Service roads require you to have proper insurance. Please be careful on the roads. Check out BCORMA
- Less sound equals more ground: Keep your muffler in good repair and avoid annoying people with loud bikes.
- Ride smart: Don’t ride over your head, you know your skill level so ride accordingly. Always wear the proper gear, which includes: a helmet, eye protection, moto boots, gloves, heavy pants and jacket, chest protector, food and drink and tools. There are a lot of things out there that can hurt you. Be smart!