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. Article Listing


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Home Road (2010)
Harris Creek Rd, Home Rd, Gunnar FSR, Kettle River FSR

Harris Creek Road (off Creighton Valley Road, SE of Lumby), Home Road, Gunnar FSR, Kettle River FSR, south to Winnifred Falls, and then north to Hwy 6. Fine for adventure bikes. View of Monashee Mountains. Side trip along Harris Road.

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.

Public beach along 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.

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.

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

Owner review of the 2020 Kawasaki KLX140L (KLX140RL)