Monkeys on a Railway
August 6 – 11, 2023
Join us for a fantastic 5 day adventure ride around the Great Canadian Railway Trail. This ride will include sections from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Trans Canada Trail, Columbia and Western Rail Trail, The Great Northern Rail Trail and The Slocan Valley Rail Trail. This ride will be done all on small 125cc bikes. The ride package includes a support van to haul your daily gear and riders will be eating in restaurants along the way and spending each evening in a motel along the route. The ride starts and ends in Christina Lake, BC
All riders must ride equivalent 125cc bikes.
Four bikes will be allowed: Honda Monkey, Honda Grom, Super Cub, and Honda Trail 125 or equivalent.
Rules: Everyone on a similar performance bike. No modified bikes. Factory exhaust required.
If you want to bring a different bike you must be approved by gpsKevin
About Rail Trails:
Rail Trails are old railways from railroad companies that have gone out of business. The land has often sat for many years and the locals have decided to convert them into hiking trails or here in Canada, there are many multi use trails including for hikers, bicyclists, horses, ATVs and motorcycles. Different areas have different rules. Rail trails are kind of magical places; in some places they wind through the mountains in the most remote areas and use tunnels to cut through the mountains and have spectacular bridges or trestles cutting across gorges. They do all this without much of a grade. That is because trains cannot go up steep hills. The train tracks have all been removed and the locals have maintained the newly groomed trails. I wondered why the trails seem to have gotten the best paths through the mountains, but I have come to understand that the railways were built long before the highways and roads were built. So, between all this is some kind of magical experience that can only be discovered on the Rail Trails
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Master Yoda gpsKevin
I first rode these trails in 2013 and sadly they started closing sections shortly after that, but I recently returned to this area on my last adventure bike ride and have discovered that they have opened up lots of the rail trails again that I thought were closed. So after much study, I returned at the end of summer 2022 to pre-ride the routes and discover what great trails Canada has to offer. One thing for sure, these are multi use trails, so that means we will share these trails with others including hikers and horses. That means we will need to ride with great consideration for others and respect their adventures too. Even though we will mostly be alone on these trails, this is not the place for a race attitude or loud bikes. gpsKevin
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