Welcome to Road and Trail

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

The website launched in July 2021. This site replaces MotorSportRider.net. Requests for motorsportrider.net are redirected here.


King Edward Lake, King Edward FSR (2023)
Coldstream to Oyama via King Edward FSR, Oyama Lake FSR, Oyama Lake Road

The route takes you from Coldstream (Hwy 6) to Oyama via King Edward FSR, Oyama Lake FSR and Oyama Lake Road. There are several lakes along the way including King Edward Lake, High Lake and Damer Lake with side trips into Oyama Lake and Towgood Lake. There is a great view point along Oyama Lake Road: views of Kalamalka Lake, Wood Lake and Oyama. A mostly easy and pleasant ride. Video on YouTube.

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. Video of Salmon River Road on YouTube.

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.

Hwy 6 (2009)
Vernon to Needles - Hwy 6

One of the best motorcycle roads in BC.

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

Long term owner review of the 2010 Suzuki DR650SE.

Echo Lake
Creighton Valley Road, Echo Lake

A country road that begins just east of Lumby and passes through Echo Lake Provincial Park and past farms. Paved on both ends with the middle 20 km smooth hard-packed gravel. Very scenic.

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

Owner review of the 2022 Honda CRF250F.

2020 Kawasaki KLX140L Air Filter Service

A guide to servicing the air filter on a 2020 Kawasaki KLX140L. Applies to other KLX140 model years and versions (KLX140G, KLX140R, KLX140R L, KLX140R F).

Battery maintainer
Winterizing Your Motorcycle - Preparing It For Storage

A step by step guide for winterizing your motorcycle.