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.

Pinantan-Pritchard Road
Paul Lake Road, Pinantan-Pritchard Road

Narrow backroad climbing from valley bottom near Kamloops (Hwy 5) to Paul Lake Provincial Park then to Pritchard (Hwy 1). The road turns to smooth gravel about 10 km east of Paul Lake.

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.

Ferry over Kootenay Lake (2014)
Balfour to Creston

Starts with the Balfour - Kootenay Bay Ferry, and then it's corners, corners and more corners - along with gorgeous views of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountains. Motorcycle heaven!

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.

Along Hwy 5A
Kamloops - Merritt - Logan Lake

Via Barnhartvale Road, Hwy 1, Hwy 5A, Hwy 8, Hwy 97C, Meadow Creek Road (Hwy 97D) and Lac Le Jeune Road. A full day of riding. All paved.

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

Owner review of the 2022 Honda CRF250F.

View of Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes from Vernon Hill
Noble Canyon, Vernon Hill, Becker Lake Area

East of Vernon and north of Lavington. FSRs, dirt bike and ATV trails. A couple of small lakes with camping. A small pond with a nature trail. Views of the lakes and valley. Many km of roads and motorcycle and ATV trails of varying condition and level of difficulty.