Welcome to Road and Trail

This is a motorcycle enthusiast website with well documented BC motorcycle rides (street bike, dual sport), some motorcycle reviews, plus some additional content with more to come. The website launched in July 2021. This site replaces MotorSportRider.net. Requests for motorsportrider.net are now redirected to this site effective June 3, 2022.

View the Article Listing for service information on the Honda CBR250R, CRF300L/LR and CRF250F, Suzuki DR650SE and DR200SE and Kawasaki KLX140.


2010 DR650SE
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.

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.

Dee Lake Road (2018)
Aberdeen Plateau - Bluenose Road, Aberdeen Lake FSR, Dee Lake Road, King Edward FSR

South of Vernon and Lavington. Gravel roads, FSRs and ATV trails. Many fishing lakes and camping locations. Endless km of roads and trails of varying condition in the area. Bluenose Road, Aberdeen Lake FSR, Dee Lake Road, King Edward Connector, King Edward FSR plus Alex Road / K17 Connector.

Mabel Lake FSR (2011)
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.

Radiator fan connector and frame tab
2012 Honda CBR250RA Valve Adjustment

A step by step guide to adjusting the valve clearances on a 2012 Honda CBR250RA. The valve adjustment procedure itself is applicable to the CRF250L, CBR300R, CB300R and CRF300L/LR.

KVR tower and KVR Trail in Brookmere (2012)
Brookmere to Princeton via Brookmere Rd, Coley Rd, Coalmont Rd

The route from Brookmere to Coalmont Road is a narrow dirt and gravel road (dual sport or adv bikes). Coalmont Road is good gravel to almost Otter Lake. After that it's all paved to Princeton - lots of twisty sections. The route runs through Tulameen and Coalmont, and runs close to (and intersects) the Kettle Valley Railway in a number of places. Very Scenic.

Hwy 31A east of Sandon turn-off (2014)
Nakusp to New Denver to Kaslo to Balfour plus Sandon - Hwy 6, Hwy 31A, Hwy 31

The section from New Denver to Kaslo is one of the best motorcycle roads in BC. The scenery is great the entire way too, and there's a lot of history in the area - mining, a WW II Japanese Internment camp, etc.. The route continues from Kaslo to Balfour along Hwy 31. Side trip to Sandon, an old mining town. The route is all paved except the backroad to Sandon.

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

Initial impression of the 2022 Honda CRF250F