Welcome to Road and Trail

This is a motorcycling enthusiast website created and maintained by a longtime motorcycle rider. It contains well documented BC motorcycle riding routes for street bikes (paved roads) and dual sport and adventure bikes (varied surfaces - gravel, dirt, mud, rocks, some pavement). Portions of some of the routes are suitable for off-road motorcycles. The website also contains motorcycle reviews, motorcycle servicing information, plus some additional content.


DR650SE - new AX41 front tire (TKC80 rear), Aberdeen (2022)
2010 Suzuki DR650SE Review

Long term owner review of the 2010 Suzuki DR650SE.

Crossing Upper Arrow Lake
Revelstoke to Fauquier, Hwy 23, Hwy 6

Scenic ride along secondary highways. Two free ferry crossings (Arrow Lakes) and multiple provincial parks. About 159 km.

Honda CRF250F chain
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.

Trinity Valley Road (2013)
Trinity Valley Road and Hidden Lake

Trinity Valley Road is a scenic back road ride passable on most motorcycles. The road connects Lumby-Mabel Lake Road with Enderby-Mabel Lake Road. The road surface is mostly hard packed gravel (oiled, hard-pan) and fairly smooth. The first and last few km are paved. Hidden Lake Road is rougher and is best ridden on a dual sport or adventure bike.

North Fork Road
Grandby Road, North Fork Road (Grand Forks)

A nice meandering and twisty backroad starting in Grand Forks BC and heading north along the Grandby River.

Mica Dam
Revelstoke to Mica Dam - Hwy 23N

A scenic ride with light traffic. The route travels along Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River ending at the Mica Dam. About 308 km round-trip.

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.

Pinaus Lake, Pinaus Lake FSR (2015)
Pinaus Lake Area

A dual sport ride from Westside Road along Six Mile Creek Road, McGregor Creek FSR, Equesis Creek FSR, Pinaus Lake FSR, Pinaus Lake Road, Will Lake FSR, Ingram Creek FSR / Ingram FSR to Hwy 97 at Westwold. Side trips to Little Pinaus Lake, Square Lake, Pinaus Lake. About 52 km.

2020 Kawasaki KLX140L at Bear Creek near West Kelowna BC
2020 Kawasaki KLX140L Review

Owner review of the 2020 Kawasaki KLX140L (KLX140RL).