Welcome to Road and Trail

This is a motorcycle enthusiast website with well documented BC motorcycle rides (street bike, dual sport), motorcycle reviews, motorcycle servicing information, plus some additional content. The website launched in July 2021. This site replaces MotorSportRider.net. Requests for motorsportrider.net are redirected here.


DR650SE above Bastion Bay, Shuswap Lake, BC.
2010 Suzuki DR650SE Review

Long term owner review of the 2010 Suzuki DR650SE.

2022 Honda CRF250F First Ride. Aberdeen Plateau.
2022 Honda CRF250F Review

Initial owner review of the 2022 Honda CRF250F.

2010 Suzuki DR200SE - removing air filter
2010 Suzuki DR200SE Air Filter Service

A guide to servicing the foam air filter on a 2010 Suzuki DR200SE.

Otter Lake Road, Armstrong
Salmon River Road, Deep Creek Road, Otter Lake Road

Salmon River Road to Salmon Arm, then south towards Vernon along mostly back roads including Deep Creek Road, Sleepy Hollow Road and Otter Lake Road and passing through Armstrong. Plenty of corners, usually light traffic, past small farms, country properties, Salmon Arm waterfront and Gardom Lake.

Introduction to Motorcycle Maintenance
Introduction To Motorcycle Maintenance

Introduction to common motorcycle maintenance tasks. Topics include tools, battery, air filter, chain, cooling system, brakes, controls, valve clearances, oil and filter, tires, wheels and more. Intended for those with little or no experience.

Ireland Creek FSR
Silver Hills

The route is a combination of gravel roads and forest service roads. Great views of the mountains and valleys. Lakes. Accessed via Lumby-Mabel Lake Road. Squaw Valley Road to Ireland Creek FSR to Silver Hills FSR to Sigalet Road. Sigalet Lake. About 52 km.

Public beach along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road (2012)
Shuswap Lake Area

Country roads often running along the lake shore and connected by short stretches of Hwy 1. A number of parks and public lake access points. A scenic, pleasant ride with some nice corners along the way for fun. Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, White Lake Road, Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay Road, Squilax Anglemont Road. Herald, Scotch Creek and Tsútswecw Provincial Parks.

Green Mountain Road (2013)
Green Mountain Road, Apex Mountain Road, Hwy 3A - Penticton, Oliver

Green Mountain Road is the main attraction here - a winding back road with some great scenery and light traffic. Side trip up Apex Mountain Road. Optional route to Oliver from Hwy 3A - Twin Lakes Road, White Lake Road, Fairview White Lake Road, Willowbrook Road, Fairview Road.

Mabel Lake FSR
Lumby to Three Valley Gap to Enderby-Mabel Lake Road via Mabel Lake FSR, Three Valley Mabel FSR

Starts with pavement, but mostly dirt and gravel roads, ok for some street bikes, but dual sport or adv bikes best choice. Mabel Lake Prov Park, forests, creeks and lakes. Wap Lake, Cottonwood Beach, Frog Falls and Noisy Creek Rec Sites. Divided into two main legs. Total distance of the main route is about 165 km.