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.

Featured

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.

View
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.

View
Measuring valve clearance (intake) - KLX140
Kawasaki KLX140 Valve Adjustment

A guide to adjusting the valve clearances on a 2020 Kawasaki KLX140L. Applies to multiple KLX140 versions and model years.

View
Hwy 6 a little north of Slocan - fun times ahead!
Nelson to Slocan to New Denver - Hwy 3A, Hwy 6

West from Nelson on Hwy 3A/6, then north to New Denver on Hwy 6. A few good curves and some interesting scenery along the Hwy 3A/6 stretch. Hwy 6 riding gets better the closer you get to New Denver. The riding is excellent north of Slocan. Some nice scenery along the way. Kootenay Lake and River, Slocan River, Crescent Valley Beach Park, Lemon Creek, Slocan, Slocan Lake, Silverton.

View
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.

View
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. Last ridden Oct 2023.

View
CRF300L air box with air filter installed.
Honda CRF300L Air Filter and Battery Access

Guide to accessing, removing and installing the air filter and accessing the battery on a 2023 Honda CRF300L. Seat and side cover removal. Applies to other model years.

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

Long term owner review of the 2010 Suzuki DR650SE.

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

Owner review of the 2022 Honda CRF250F.

View